AMWA’s utility recognition programs honor extraordinary management and stellar workforce performance through a progressive series of awards: the Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance, the Platinum Award for Utility Excellence and the Sustainable Water Utility Management Award.

Any number of AMWA member utilities may win the Gold, Platinum or Sustainability Award each year. Distinguished panels of peer judges evaluate award applicants, and the awards are presented each October at AMWA's Annual Executive Management Conference.

In February, each AMWA member utility eligible for one of the management awards is sent the appropriate application form.  The 2017 application deadlines are:

  • Gold Award                            June 16

  • Platinum Award                      June 23

  • Sustainability Award              June 30

For questions on award eligibility or to request an application form, contact Carolyn Peterson (202-331-2820 or


In addition to the utility-based performance awards, AMWA recognizes individual achievement through its President’s Award and Donald R. Boyd Award.

Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance

Platinum Award for Utility Excellence

Sustainable Water Utility Management Award

President’s Award

Donald R. Boyd Award