2016 EPWPCOA Awards
The 2016 EPWPCOA Awards were presented at the November 18, 2016 Meeting, hosted by Borough of Kutztown. 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 2016.
ARRO Consulting, Inc.
Borough of Lansdale
DELCORA
Exeter Township
SSM Group
President Philip Schwartz and Daniel Shinskie of Borough of Lansdale.
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.
David Hopkins
President Philip Schwartz and David Hopkins.
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.
City of Bethlehem Municipal Industrial Pretreatment Program
Rich McKenny, President Philip Schwartz, Karen Dancho and Thomas Brauchle.
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.
Kershner Environmental Technologies, LLC
President Philip Schwartz, Robert Kershner, David Kershner, Anne Marek and Chris Evans.
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.
North Londonderry Township Wastewater Treatment Plant
President Philip Schwartz, Bradley Griffiths and Russell Bender.
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.
City of Reading
President Philip Schwartz, Bradley Griffiths, and Andrew Moore.
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.
Leesport Borough Authority Wastewater Treatment Plant Operated by Miller Environmental, Inc.
President Philip Schwartz and Peter Juzyk.
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.
DELCORA
President Philip Schwartz and Kevin Shinn.
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.
Lancaster Area Sewer Authority
President Philip Schwartz, John Dietrich and Mike Hawes.
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.
Borough of Sinking Spring
President Philip Schwartz and Bryce Zohner.
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.
Joint Municipal Authority of Wyomissing Valley
President Philip Schwartz, David Wisser, and Liz Smith.
EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR PLANT OPERATION & MAINTENANCE
2.0 MGD OR MORE, HONORABLE MENTION
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.
Lancaster Area Sewer Authority
President Philip Schwartz and Sarah Yando.
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.
Telford Borough
Warren Harris and President Philip Schwartz.
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.
Alan Asteak
President Philip Schwartz and Alan Asteak.
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.
Peter Pineda
President Philip Schwartz and Peter Pineda.
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.
Mark Brehm
President Philip Schwartz, Millie Treat, and Mark Brehm.
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.
David Wisser
President Philip Schwartz, David Wisser, and Millie Treat.
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.
William "Bill" Mattson
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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.
David Kershner
President Philip Schwartz and David Kershner.
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.
Scot Fertich
Randy Moore
President Philip Schwartz and Scot Fertich.
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.
Richard D. Bender
Robert J. Bernauer, Sr.
President Philip Schwartz and Richard D. Bender.
President Philip Schwartz and Robert J. Bernauer, Sr.
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT AWARD
This award is given to the person who recruited the most members during the membership recruitment year.
Christopher Lenton (4 Members)
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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 nine RSL memberships in 2016.
Steven Blefgen
James Brady
Donald Conrad
D. James Hewlings
Douglas Hoover
Bruce Jones
Edward Salkowski
Keith Simmons
Jean Tribull
President Philip Schwartz, Stephen Blefgen, Donald Conrad, James Brady and Edward Salkowski.
25 YEAR MEMBERSHIP
Congratulations to our Members who have achieved 25 years of membership this year.
Elmer H. Aufschlag John R. Makara
James Beahm John Mark
Scott R. Bobich Mark Marshall
Brian D. Boyer Steve J. Martinez
Karen A. Dancho G. Michael Poyner
Jack Fosbenner Wayne A. Schutz
Diane Garvey James T. Seeley
Lee H. Honeywell Michael Smythe
George L. Hook Jeffrey M. Soldo
Peter B. Juzyk Ralph W. Thompson
Ronald W. Krauss Robert G. Tice
John L. Katsha John V. Walski, Jr.
James C. Mahlon















President Philip Schwartz, Robert Tice, Ronald Krauss, Michael Smythe, Lee Honeywell, Karen Dancho, Brian Boyer, Jack Fosbenner, Steve Martinez, and Peter Juzyk.
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Sincerely,

Rebecca Pickering, Committee Chair
Marykay Steinman , Executive Director
Philip Schwartz, 2016 President
Eastern Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Operators Association