2015 EPWPCOA Awards
The 2015 EPWPCOA Awards were presented at the November 20, 2015 Meeting, hosted by Upper Gwynedd Township. Read below for pictures of the recipients and descriptions of the awards.  All names of people pictured below are labeled from left to right.

A special thank you to Michael Sassaman for his contribution of photography.
APPRECIATION OF CONTRIBUTION & TRAINING HOST
We would like to show our appreciation to the following facilities or companies for their support in 2015.
ARRO Consulting Group
Berks County Fire Training Center
Exeter Township
SSM Group
President Christopher Lenton, Christina Crawford, Michael Sassaman, and Paul Herb.
GEORGE L. PARKS MEMORIAL PUBLIC EDUCATION AWARD
This award is in honor of George L. Parks for his many decades of service to the Association. It is given to a member or a firm or company who made significant accomplishments in promoting awareness and understanding of water environment issues among the general public. This award is sponsored by EPWPCOA.
M. J. Reider Associates, Inc.
Barbara Coyle and President Christopher Lenton.
INDUSTRIAL WASTE PRETREATMENT
This award is to recognize facilities for excellence in development and administration of an Industrial Pretreatment Program. The award is based on continuing high results determined by the Measures of Success used by the EPA in its review of the Annual Pretreatment Reports, and by additional information determined in inspections and audits. This award is sponsored by Entech Engineering, Inc.
Easton Area Joint Sewer Authority Managed by PMM Hann Water & Wastewater Excellence
Richard Marzuli and President Christopher Lenton.
JOSEPH N. MCKENNA MEMORIAL SERVICE AWARD
This award is to honor Joseph N. McKenna for his technical contributions to the Association as a manufacturers' representative in the water pollution control field. It is given to a firm or company who made technical and financial contributions to the Association. This award is sponsored by EPWPCOA.
ARRO Consulting Group
Michael Sassaman and President Christopher Lenton.
EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR LABORATORY PERFORMANCE
CLASS I - 2 OR LESS FULL-TIME LABORATORY PERSONNEL
This award is to recognize facilities for outstanding performance of a laboratory. This award is sponsored by M. J. Reider Associates, Inc.
Nazareth Borough Municipal Authority
Barbara Coyle, Dean Minnich, Laurie Herminitz, and President Christopher Lenton.
EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR LABORATORY PERFORMANCE
CLASS II - MORE THAN 2 FULL-TIME LABORATORY PERSONNEL
This award is to recognize facilities for outstanding performance of a laboratory. This award is sponsored by M. J. Reider Associates, Inc.
Lancaster Area Sewer Authority
Barbara Coyle, Sarah Yando, and President Christopher Lenton.
SAFETY AWARD
CLASS I - 8 OR LESS EMPLOYEES
This award recognizes facilities/systems which have demonstrated excellence in the development and implementation of safety programs. This award is sponsored by LRM, Inc.
Upper Merion Township/UMMUA Matsunk WPCC
Carmelo Mastrocola, Robert McKernan, Michael Jeffers, Vincent DeSanto, Mark Bale, and President Christopher Lenton.
SAFETY AWARD
CLASS II - 9 OR MORE EMPLOYEES
This award recognizes facilities/systems which have demonstrated excellence in the development and implementation of safety programs. This award is sponsored by Deltronics Corporation.
Lancaster Area Sewer Authority
Brian Wilcox and President Christopher Lenton.
SAFETY AWARD
COLLECTION SYSTEMS
This award recognizes facilities/systems which have demonstrated excellence in the development and implementation of safety programs. This award is sponsored by Municipal Maintenance Company, Inc.
City of Easton
Michael Hawes, John Mandarino, and President Christopher Lenton.
EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR PLANT OPERATION & MAINTENANCE
LESS THAN 2.0 MGD
This award is given in honor of Walter J. Daly for his involvement in the water pollution control field for more than four decades, and to recognize facilities for outstanding performance in operations and maintenance. This award is sponsored by D&B / Gaurino Engineers.
Upper Merion Township/UMMUA Trout Run WPCC
Donald Yeager, Joseph Bartlett, Rick Hoy, and President Christopher Lenton.
EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR PLANT OPERATION & MAINTENANCE
2.0 MGD OR MORE
This award is given in honor of Walter J. Daly for his involvement in the water pollution control field for more than four decades, and to recognize facilities for outstanding performance in operations and maintenance. This award is sponsored by D&B / Gaurino Engineers.
North Londonderry Township Wastewater Treatment Plant
Eric Stokes, Russell Bender, Jr., Larry Fair, Mark Brehm, and President Christopher Lenton.
EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR COLLECTION SYSTEM OPERATION & MAINTENANCE
This award is to recognize facilities for outstanding maintenance and operation of a wastewater collection system. This award is sponsored by Parson Environmental Products, Inc.
Upper Saucon Township Municipal Authority
Scott Miller and President Christopher Lenton.
ROBERT M. BOLENIUS - GORDON J. WIEST CLEAN STREAMS AWARD
This award is given to honor Robert M. Bolenius and Gordon J. Wiest for their unselfish contributions to Pennsylvania's clean streams programs through promotion of operations excellence. The award is given for outstanding and unselfish service to the department of operations excellence through individual contact and dedication to the water pollution control field. This award is sponsored by EPWPCOA.
Steven J. Babylon
Steven Babylon and President Christopher Lenton.
A.E. "BUD" FRICKER MEMORIAL INDIVIDUAL SERVICE AWARD
This award is given in honor of A.E. "Bud" Fricker for his many decades of service to the Association. The award is given for outstanding service to the Association and the water pollution control field. This award is sponsored by the Ronald G. Fricker Families.
Robert Kratz
Ronald Fricker, Robert Kratz, and President Christopher Lenton.
DANIEL H. TREAT MEMORIAL SUPERVISORY AWARD
LESS THAN 2.0 MGD
This award is to honor Daniel H. Treat's long term service in the field of operations and his service to the Association. The award is given to a facility manager, superintendent, foreman, or shift supervisor that has followed in the footsteps of "Dan" in sharing his knowledge of the wastewater industry with others. This award is sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Ed Treat and their daughter Kimberly Heffner.
Eric Stokes
Millie Treat, Eric Stokes, and President Christopher Lenton.
DANIEL H. TREAT MEMORIAL SUPERVISORY AWARD
2.0 MGD AND GREATER
This award is to honor Daniel H. Treat's long term service in the field of operations and his service to the Association. The award is given to a facility manager, superintendent, foreman, or shift supervisor that has followed in the footsteps of "Dan" in sharing his knowledge of the wastewater industry with others. This award is sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Ed Treat and their daughter Kimberly Heffner.
Mark Maron
OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE
This award is given to recognize outstanding efforts by an individual who is an employee at a wastewater treatment facility. This award is sponsored by EPWPCOA.
John P. Cziraki, Jr.
Shawn A. Kline
Shawn Kline and President Christopher Lenton.
DAVID R. SCHULTE, SR. MEMORIAL AWARD
This award is to honor David R. Schulte, Sr. for his efforts in establishing high standards in wastewater operator training. It is given to an individual who has excelled in providing wastewater training and education. This award is sponsored by EPWPCOA.
Sara Kuzma-Stump
Sara Kuzma-Stump and President Christopher Lenton.
LEADERSHIP AND MENTORING AWARD
This award is to recognize outstanding efforts by an individual who demonstrates leadership in the Association and the wastewater industry who also serves as a mentor or a model for others within the Association. This award is sponsored by EPWPCOA.
Ronald M. Lashock
Ronald Lashock and President Christopher Lenton.
PAST DIRECTORS
This award is given to Past Directors of the Association.
Patricia Mandes
LIFE MEMBERSHIP
The Life Membership is granted by the Board of Directors. It is awarded to individuals who have performed outstanding, faithful and/or extraordinary service to EPWPCOA.
Steven Babylon
Marilyn Baron
Steven Babylon and President Christopher Lenton.
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT AWARD
This award is given to the person who recruited the most members during the membership recruitment year.
John M. Scott (7 Members)
RETIRED SERVICE LIFE MEMBERSHIP
Retired-from-Service Life Members is a person who has been a member of the Association for at least the last 10 consecutive years, has reached retirement age and has retired from full-time employment. The Board of Directors approved five RSL memberships in 2015.
Barbara Ann Cepko
Joseph M. Freed
William F. Gehman
Robert Kratz
William W. Roshong, Jr.

25 YEAR MEMBERSHIP
Congratulations to our Members who have achieved 25 years of membership this year.
Dennis E. Blair
Steven J. Hunsberger
Daniel J. Becker
Robert L. Keffer
August Belmont
Todd Kennedy
Harry C. Brush, Sr.
David M. Kline
Donald M. Christ
Bill Mattson
Lewis W. Christy
Terry L. Miklas, Sr.
John D. Cooney
Dean C. Minnich
Samuel W. Cramer, Sr.
Dennis Rittenhouse
Thomas E. Devore
Roger E. Roadcap
Aaron Franckowiak
Thomas W. Schreffler
Maria R. Fricker
Keith R. Showalter
Jeffrey L. Gerhart
Robert M. Smith
Jerred Golden
Marsha A. Stoudt
James P. Hopkins
Dean Vermeulen
James G. Houstoun



















Keith Showalter, Lew Christy, Gus Belmont, Maria Fricker, President Christopher Lenton, and Dean Minnich.
50 YEAR MEMBERSHIP
A special Congratulations to our Members who have achieved 50 years of membership this year!
Richard D. Bender
Robert J. Bernauer, Sr.
Lewis E. Ritter
Richard H. Suplee
Edward H. Treat
Richard Bender and President Christopher Lenton.

Robert Bernauer, Sr. and President Christopher Lenton.

Edward Treat and President Christopher Lenton.
We are open to your feedback. This newsletter is for you! Thank you for reading.

Sincerely,

Rebecca Pickering, Committee Chair
Marykay Steinman, Executive Director
Chris Lenton, 2015 President
Eastern Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Operators Association