Awards

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AWARD OF EXCEPTIONAL MERIT

Initiated in 1993, the OMWA Award of Exceptional Merit is awarded to those individuals who have made a contribution of exceptional merit to the OMWA and the waterworks industry either over an extended period of time or by distinguished service to a special project.

    • 1994 Richard L. Beck, Peterborough
    • 1995 Donald J. Black, Waterloo
    • 1996 Astrid Tallon, Toronto
    • 1997 Maxwell Christie, Napanee
    • 1998 Donald Stanton, Picton
    • 1999 Douglas James, Perth and Jim Morris, Stratford
    • 2000 Roy Battagello, Windsor
    • 2001 Bill Stevens, Gananoque
    • 2002 Jim Craig
    • 2003 Rod Holme, OWWA and Joe Castrilli, Barrister, OMWA/OWWA
    • 2004 Jerry Klaus, Markham
    • 2005 Tim Lotimer, OWWA
    • 2006 Nick Benkovich, Sudbury
    • 2007 Robert Walton, Oxford Countyand Rosemary K. MacLennan, Trent Hills
    • 2008 Anne Krassilowsky, Dryden
    • 2009 Jim Merritt, MOE
    • 2010 Brian Gildner, MOE
    • 2011 Robert Walton, Oxford County
    • 2012 Ed Houghton, Collingwood (currently OMWA executive director)
    • 2013 Ken Graham, Smiths Falls
    • 2014 John Stager
    • 2016 Wayne Stiver, Peterborough Utilities Group 
    • 2017 Andrew Henry, Lake Huron & Elgin Area Primary Water Supply Systems, past president OMWA

OMWA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

OMWA Industry Leadership Award for significant and continuous contribution to the water industry.

    • 2012 Province of Ontario and Peterborough Utilities Group
    • 2013 Collingwood Public Utilities and Mayor Deb Shewfelt of Goderich
    • 2016 Paul Neiweglowski, MOECC 
    • 2017 Edgar Tovilla Region of Peel

DON BLACK AWARD

Initiated in 2000, the OMWA Don Black Award in honour of OMWA’s former Executive Director recognizes the contribution of those individuals or public water authorities who have demonstrated outstanding and dedicated service in support of the principles of the Ontario Municipal Water Association.

    • 2000 Public Utilities Commission of Cobourg
    • 2001 Mark Howson, Sault Ste. Marie
    • 2002 Dick Beck, Peterborough
    • 2003 Rosemary K. MacLennan, Trent Hills
    • 2004 Max Christie, Greater Napanee Utilities Commission
    • 2005 Rob Walton, Oxford County
    • 2006 Douglas Parker, OMWA
    • 2007 Nick Benkovich, Sudbury
    • 2008 Diane Gagner, Chatham-Kent
    • 2009 Peterborough Utilities Commission
    • 2011 Mayor Deb Shewfelt, Goderich
    • 2012 Ken Graham-Smiths Falls
    • 2013 Indra Prashad
    • 2016 Brian Jobb, Walkerton Clean Water Centre
    • 2017 Gary Carscadden, Town of Collingwood

OMWA is honoured to recognize our industry leaders for their work in the water sector, be they organizations or individuals.

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