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2020 Award Recipients

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The best of the best in the water and wastewater industry was supposed to be honored at our 2020 Spring Conference, however the event had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. Now that restrictions have eased a bit, the Alliance has been able to present a few awards. This page will we updated as the awards are presented.

  • Wastewater Systems Operations Specialist of the Year
  • Water Systems Operations Specialist of the Year
  • Manager of the Year
  • Administrative Professional of the Year
  • Associate Member of the Year
  • President's Choice Award
  • Steward of the Environment Award

Bob Lindley, Monticello Wastewater Utility

Wastewater Systems Operations Specialist of the Year

Bob has worked for the utility since 1994, and was nominated by David Downey. Downey says, “Bob consistently goes above and beyond in his duties on and off the clock, mentors his employees through example and guidance, and communicates with customers and residents professionally and in a way that deescalates situations and puts the utility forward in a positive manner.”

 

Dale Poole, Tell City Water Department

Water Systems Operations Specialist of the Year

Dale Poole, Water Department Superintendent with the Tell City Water Department was presented with the “Water System Operations Specialist of the Year” award from Alliance of Indiana Rural Water. This honor was supposed to be presented during their Spring Conference in March, however the event had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. Circuit Rider, Dave Adkins delivered the award to Dale just before he retired at the end of March . He was nominated by Brent Badger and the entire Water Department - they all agree, “Since Dale has been Superintendent, we believe our water system has greatly improved.”

Daryl Naville, Borden Tri-County Regional Water District

Manager of the Year

Daryl has been working for the system since 1976. Daryl was nominated by Sandy Sander, who says, “He is always ready to listen to customers issues and find the best solution to resolve them; likewise, he is always ready to listen to employees suggestions, and is always looking ahead to keep our infrastructure ahead of the game.”

 

Erin Michael, BBP Water Corporation

Administrative Professional of the Year

Nominator, Todd Gardner, says he nominated Michael because, “she always represents the water corporation in a positive and professional manner. She has also been willing to adopt other roles and responsibilities as needed, takes it in stride and just gets the job done both promptly and correctly.”

 


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