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AMWA Donald R. Boyd Award

The Donald R. Boyd Award acknowledges extraordinary personal service in the drinking water field. General criteria may include valuable service advancing public understanding and awareness, water quality research or more general contributions deserving of recognition. This award confers recognition to individuals who have made important contributions to the water industry, including as water system employees (regardless of AMWA membership), government officials or private consultants. 

The award commemorates Donald R. Boyd, one of AMWA’s founding members and its first president.

The Nominations Committee determines the recipient of the Donald R. Boyd Award, and the award is presented at the fall Executive Management Conference. Nominations are solicited in the summer by a bulletin from AMWA’s national office.

Past AMWA Donald R. Boyd Award Recipients:

  • 2019 Thomas C. Henry
  • 2018 Rudolph S. Chow
  • 2017 Dr. Alison Adams
  • 2016 Michael O. Vann (Posthumous)
  • 2014 Bevin Beaudet
  • 2013 Marcis Kempe
  • 2012 Pankaj Parekh
  • 2011 John Cromwell (Posthumous)
  • 2009 Thomas J. Shaeffer
  • 2008 Robert B. Stephan
  • 2007 Nick Catrantzos
  • 2006 Rep. Lois Capps
  • 2004 Virginia Porter
  • 2002 Frederick Elwell
  • 1999 Alan Manning
  • 1998 Bevin Beaudet
  • 1996 Rep. Michael Bilirakis
  • 1993 Dr. Daniel A. Okum
  • 1992 Dr. J. Edward Singley
  • 1991 William H. Glaze
  • 1990 Joe Cotruvo
  • 1989 Michael B. Cook
  • 1988 Merilyn Reeves
  • 1987 Kenneth Miller