Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2012 - (Page 38)

RURAL WATER HONORS THE THE BEST OF the rural water industry were honored at the National Rural Water Association’s Awards of Excellence ceremony, held on Monday, September 24. Outgoing NRWA President Joe Liles was presented with the “Man of the Year” award for his dedication and work on behalf of the 49 state associations that ARE NRWA. Upon receiving the award Liles stated, “I’m so honored. It’s been my pleasure and honor to serve Rural Water for so many wonderful years.” The Town of Holly, Michigan and the Michigan Rural Water staff won the “Award for Environmental Achievement” for their exemplary efforts “above and beyond the normal everyday job in setting an example for the rest of us.” Holly started their wellhead program before grant funding was available. Their efforts for the program are unique and have been used as successful examples within small and large systems around Michigan. Some of Holly’s environmental protection educational efforts include: Wellhead Protection Area Road Signs, a Wellhead Protection calendar contest, an essay contest for high school students, placemats about environmental protection, website development, brochures about environmental BEST OF THE protection, Wellhead Protection Area Maps and “Operation Medicine Cabinet.” Missouri Rural Water Association was named the State Association of the Year for its efforts in 2012. MRWA Executive Director John Hoagland said, “This is an honor! I’m so proud of all of the team members and utility members of Missouri Rural Water. This is certainly their award!” Missouri is an association of “firsts.” They were the first state association to dedicate a specific conference and training regimen to “Office Professionals.” They were the first to publish and distribute an email newsletter. They were the fi rst to utilize new technology and develop a network using cell phone texting capabilities to distribute information to their members. And, they were the first state association Wisconsin staff the Outstanding Achievement in Training Award. Alabama staff accepting the award for Excellence in Technical Assistance. Florida Rural Water staff and board members accepting the award for Outstanding Achievement in Member Services. 38 • Fourth Quarter 2012 Michigan Rural Water staff and Holly, Michigan representatives with the NRWA Environmental Award.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2012

From the President
Standard Operating Procedures for Flood Preparation and Response
Drought Management Planning
Fracking: Is it a Threat?
Disaster Relief in the Social Media Age
The Social Media Mullet
Nashville is a Smash
Rural Water Honors the Best of the Best
Throwing my Loop
Index to Advertisers /
From the CEO

Rural Water - Quarter 4, 2012