Awards Committee

Welcome to the Awards Committee Home Page

Robert J. De Block, Chairman / Past President

Francis Bonaccorso, President

Michael Hope,  President Elect / Program Chair

Brian Brach, Vice President

Stephen R. Blankenship, South Section President

Joseph Polomene, Central Section President

Lisa Oberreiter,  North Section President

Christopher Pabst, Technology Transfer Co-Chair

Joseph Bonaccoroso, Past President

Robert Fischer, Treasurer / Past President

Natalie Pisarcik, Industrial Environmental Quality Committee Chair

Rocco Maiellano, Past President

Tom Grenci,  Past President 

John Reardon,  Past President

Jill Plesnarksi,  Past President

Dave Kennedy, Member

Richard D. Eustace, Deputy ED / Past President

James De Block,  Executive Director / Past President

Award Nomination Form

Awards Descriptions

Click here for Description and Qualifications for Awards (Coming in July 2024) 

Quarter Century Operator Award

The Quarter Century Operator Club recognizes operators of wastewater treatment facilities for their service and dedication in a difficult and dangerous profession.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Member of WEF for a minimum of five consecutive years immediately preceding application.
  • Significant, full-time participant in the water environment profession for a minimum of 25 years, 10 years of which must have been in active participation in the day-to-day collections, maintenance, operations, laboratory, or management of a wastewater transportation or treatment facility.
  • Complete and detailed resume of experience.
  • Completed and signed application

Quarter Century Operator AWARD Application