Awards Committee


To schedule and coordinate the nomination and selection of awards recipients for awards given at the two Association business meetings. To coordinate and assist where feasible the NEWEA, WEF and DEP awards programs.


  1. Develops a calendar of Association Awards deadlines and criteria, and informs the Executive Committee of this calendar.
  2. Annually, solicits nominations for the Gagne Award from the Executive Committee.
  3. Periodically, solicits nominations for the Goodenow award from the general membership.
  4. Regularly reminds Executive Committee of other awards that individual committees should be considering.
  5. Coordinates Executive Committee balloting for the Gagne Award in advance of the Fall Convention.
  6. Recruits evaluation team and coordinates site visits to plants nominated for Goodenow Award. Oversees team’s selection process for Goodenow Award.
  7. Annually, solicits President’s selection for President’s Service Award in advance of the Fall Convention.
  8. Annually, plans for presentation of Past President’s Award in advance of Spring Conference.
  9. Orders awards in advance of the Spring Conference and Fall Convention.
  10. Maintains on-going lists of past recipients.

Please contact Mary Waring if you want to get involved in the Awards Committee!


The Awards Committee assists in the selection process for several awards, including the following.

Click on each to learn more about each award. In coming months, we will post criteria and timelines for each award on each site.

Awards Administered by MEWEA

Awards Administered by the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA)

  • Asset Management Award
    E. Sherman Chase Award
    Crystal Crucible Society
    Founder’s Award
    Operator of the Year
    Operator Safety Award
    Operations Challenge Award
    Alfred E. Peloquin Award
    Public Educator Award
    Clair N. Sawyer Award
    Young Professional Award

Awards Administered by the Water Environment Federation (WEF)

* Laboratory Analyst Excellence
* William D. Hatfield
* Arthur Sidney Bedell Award
* Burke Safety Award
* Service Award
* Life Member
* Public Education Award
* Quarter Century Club

Awards Administered by Others