By Gary Warren, EBMUD
Recognition of Award Winners at SFBS’ Annual Awards Banquet
Congratulations to all the SFBS members and agencies recognized for their hard work and effort over the past year. Our annual awards banquet was held at the Concord Hilton on January 26th, with another record attendance. Over 27 nominations were received, and the winners are …
|Al Ditman Professional Development Training||Brooke Wright, Stantec|
|Andy Stamatelos Service Award||Kathryn Gies, West Yost Associates|
|Collection System Person of the Year||Dennis Lambert, Rodeo Sanitary District|
|Collection Systems Medium||City of Hayward|
|Collection Systems Small||Ironhouse Sanitary District|
|Community Outreach Person of the Year||Roni Gehlke, Ironhouse Sanitary District|
|Community Outreach Project of the Year||Ironhouse Sanitary District|
|Electrical Instrumentation Person of the Year||Sean Sullivan, Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (CCCSD)|
|Mechanical Technician Person of the Year||Bernard Martinez, CCCSD|
|Operator of the Year||Jim Petalio, Rodeo Sanitary District|
|Plant of the Year||Ironhouse Sanitary District|
|Supervisor of the Year||Louis Solana, Ironhouse Sanitary District|
Good luck to all those competing at the state level at the Annual Conference! Also, thanks to all who helped in making this local event a great success.
SFBS Board Update
Please welcome our new 2nd Year Director on the Board, Mike Walkowiak of Brown & Caldwell. Mike has been very involved with the Section over many years, primarily through the Professional Development Committee. Arvind Akela, Silicone Valley Clean Water, and Kathryn Gies, West Yost Associates, should also be thanked for their completion of five year stints on the Board, a significant accomplishment! It’s been great working with them.
Student and Young Professionals (SYP) Committee – Annual Evening with Industry and Career Fair
The job market seems to be outstanding for students and young professionals. Employers seem to be faced with a high level of completion for qualified staff. Our annual career fair provides a great opportunity for targeting students and local employers focused on the wastewater industry. Please mark your calendar for February 22nd. Details are posted on the SFBS website. Thanks to the SYP for organizing this. We hope to see you there.
CWEA’s Annual Conference 2018 (AC18)
It’s never too early to register for CWEA’s annual conference. The event will be in Sacramento on April 17th to 20th. The conference includes a wide range of events including technical workshops and seminars with vendor booths and demonstrations. Details are available on CWEA’s website.
Thanks again and have a wonderful 2018!