Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2014 - (Page 46)
A Tribute to
National Rural Water Association holds awards
ceremony during the WaterPro
THE NATIONAL RURAL Water Association held its annual Tribute to
Excellence awards ceremony as part of the WaterPro conference on
Monday, October 6 in Seattle, Wash.
The Florida Rural Water Association
was named the Association of the Year.
"This Association endeavors to
achieve as much as possible with the
resources available for their membership,
which is over 2,000," said Kent Watson,
NRWA director from Texas and chair of
the awards committee. "Their Board of
Directors, membership and a vast number
of programs and services has positioned
them to be very effective in their association mission for over 35 years. With
a staff of over 25 and a budget of near
$3.5 million per year, they offer many
services and programs to meet state water
USABluebook's President, Kathleen Burandt, accepts
their sponsorship trophy for 14 years of supporting
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Florida also won the award for
Outstanding Achievement in Technical
John Padalino was awarded a Friend of
Rural Water Award in recognition of his
time with the Rural Utilities Service.
"A friend of Rural Water for many years,
our recipient was sworn in as Administrator
of the Department of Agriculture's Rural
Utilities Service on June 12, 2013," Watson
said. "Before coming to RUS, he was Chief of
Staff for former USDA Rural Development
Undersecretary Dallas Tonsager."
President Doug Anderton was also
awarded the prestigious Man of the
"It's not every year that we present
the Man/Woman of the Year award. It is
a prestigious award given to individuals
who have dedicated their lives and their
work to making Rural Water the best it
can be," Watson said. "He's worked in
Rural Water since 1971 and during his
career has served as a board member for
his state association since 1990, serving
on countless committees and served as
their president, as well."
The North Carolina Rural Water
Association won awards for Outstanding
Achievement in Communications,
Publications and Public Relations and
Outstanding Achievement in Training.
The association's new "Did you know"
postcard campaign drew particular interest for its creativity and effectiveness.
"They recently started a postcard campaign that asks the question, "Did You
Scott Gill, with Aquastore/CST, accepts the Gold
Sponsor trophy from President Anderton.
Andy Santi, Marketing Director, HD Supply,
proudly accepts a sponsorship trophy from
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2014
From the President
Cyber Security for Busy People
10 Ways Technology Is Changing the Future of Water
Innovation and Improvements: Grady County Water District #6
A Donation to Make a Difference: Hd Supply Waterworks Donates Waterstep’s M-100 Portable Water Purification Systems
Why I Rally!
Success in Seattle: Waterpro 2014
National Rural Water Association’s Awards of Excellence
Throwing My Loop
Index to Advertisers/ advertisers.com
From the Ceo
Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2014