All applicants must be a member in good standing of AWBD. All applications must be accompanied by a resolution adopted by the Board of Directors and be received by October 31, 2023.
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 Mid-Winter Conference in January 2024.
All applications are due no later than October 31, 2023, to the office at 4:00 pm. Applications will be accepted digitally or printed format.
Please send your application to:
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 who have made significant contributions to the AWBD, to its members directly, and toward improving the entire 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:
The 2023 Visions Awards recipients consisted of Mark W. Adam, P.E., RPLS, Bleyl Engineering, and Tara Klein, PLA, ASLA, Four and One Landscape Architecture.
Past Visions Awards recipients:
2022 Lynne B. Humphries, David Neil and Hon. Jim R. Murphy.
2021 Todd Burrer, Ken Heroy, P.E., Rebecca Marcucci, Al Rendl
2017 Jeff Lindner
2016 Howard Cohen and Trey Lary
2015 Doug Holcomb and Frank Martin
2014 Bill Blitch, Jim Gillam, Robert Herbert, Ph.D., and Barbara Wheeler
Criteria: To be eligible for the Leonard Legacy Award, the nominee must:
The 2023 Leonard Legacy Award recipient Diane K. Flynn, Post Wood MUD.
Past Leonard Legacy Award recipients:
2022 Robert Squires, Harris Co MUD 55