Awards Committee

The Awards Committee coordinates the nomination and selection of award recipients for FWEA and WEF awards. Members oversee the total award program for FWEA and remain current on the WEF awards program. They make appropriate recommendations to the FWEA Board regarding the revision or elimination of existing awards and the introduction of any new awards which might benefit FWEA members.

The FWEA presents a variety of awards that recognize achievement in the water environment profession. Awards are presented for service in education, innovative facility design, published papers, research, excellence in water quality improvement, outstanding personal service, distinctive advertising, service in the operations field, plant safety, and more.

If you are interested in serving on the FWEA Awards Committee or serving on the Awards Committee of an FWEA Local Chapter Award, please contact the Committee Chair. If you would like to nominate someone for an award, click here.



Damaris Noriega
Orange County Utilities
(407) 254-9538
William D. Hatfield Award, Samual R. Willis Award, WEF Awards

Oscar Bello
Golden Manhole, Collection System of the Year Award

Shanin Speas-Frost
Water Resources, Reuse and Resiliency Committee Awards Chair
David W. York Reuse Awards, Integrated Water Resources Award

Susanna Littell
Orange County Utilities
(407) 254-7110
Albert B. Herndon Award, L.L. Hedgepeth Award

Tina Nixon
Greeley and Hansen
Earle B. Phelps Award

Membership Achievement & Service Awards Committee

Julie Karleskint, P.E.
Hazen and Sawyer
(941) 378-2862
Public Education Award

Scott Holowasko
Safety Committee Awards

David Hernandez
Hazen and Sawyer
(305) 443-4001
Student Design Competition, Norm Casey Scholarship Awards, YP of the Year Award

Marjorie Craig
Utilities Management Committee Awards