Visions Award

The 2021 Visions Awards Recipients consisted of Al Rendl, North Harris Co Regional Water Authority NHCRWA President Director of District 4, Todd Burrer, Vice President, Texas MUD’s, for INFRAMARK, Rebecca Marcucci, Executive Vice President of Municipal District Services, and Ken Heroy, President of Jones-Heroy & Associates, Inc.

History:  began in 1992 with the Award going to:
Joe B. Allen, Jim Box, Bill Callegari, Bill Corsbie, Myrtle Cruz, Gary Nathanson, and Julien Reeves.

The Visions Award has been given to many individuals in the industry over the past 29 years. The award is given to those that have made major contributions toward the improvement of the water/wastewater industry.  There have been years when the award was not given out and most years where one or more people have received the award.

The Board of Directors of the AWBD has always taken suggestions from the Executive Director, AWBD Board Members, and consultants to the AWBD.  The Board President/Executive Director have collected the suggestions and presented them to the BOD at a meeting for discussion.  The board then votes on a candidate(s) and the award is presented at the Annual AWBD Conference in the summer. The award is usually a surprise to the recipient, however, every effort is made to ensure that person will be there for the presentation at the conference.  

The criteria for this award as follows:

  • Have demonstrated that they have made major contributions to the industry.
    • Increased the awareness of good works and contributions by these Special Districts.
    • Improved the efficiencies of Special Districts through improved processes and procedures.
    • Represented the industry as an important and vital entity for the community.
    • Demonstrated collaboration with outside entities to create projects, improve efficiencies or promote accomplishments of Special Districts.
    • Made great personal sacrifice of time/talents to AWBD and the industry for overall good works and contributions.
  • Have not received the award in the past.
  • Not a member of the current AWBD Board of Directors.

Project Awards

This award was last presented in 2018 and 2021 will be the return year for the Project Awards Program for Municipal Utility Districts and other Special Purpose Districts. The purpose of this program is to encourage our membership to share information about the wonderful projects that the districts are accomplishing that will improve and enhance the lives of our constituents. These projects must have been completed within the past three years from the date of the application.

The recipients will be judged by category within one of the five award divisions based on the response to the questions under the Summary Review. Applications will be judged by a panel of professionals with experience in the field and the winners will be announced at our Midwinter Conference in January 2022

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