Worth Noting - September 2015

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The City of Tallahassee’s Your Own Utilities/Underground Utilities received the 2015 Governor’s Sterling Award from the Florida Sterling Council.

Shawn Massey and Douglas Stevenson were honored as June 2015 Employees of the Month by the City of Valdosta, Georgia. Both men work for the city’s Stormwater Division. Massey is a heavy-equipment operator, and Stevenson is a crew leader.

Jim Hafner received a Public Health Award from the Anoka County Board in Minnesota. Hafner, the Stormwater and Wellhead Protection manager for the City of Blaine, was honored for his “dedicated and passionate leadership in the protection of local water resources throughout Anoka County.” Hafner also serves as the steering committee chairman of the Minnesota Cities Stormwater Coalition.

Norma Jean Mattei was named president-elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers. She will be inducted at the ASCE Annual Business Meeting in October 2015 and will become president of the 163-year-old professional association in 2017. She will be the third woman to hold the position.

Learning Opportunities

American Water Works Association

The AWWA is offering Understanding Advanced Stormwater Management Techniques on Oct. 26 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Visit www.awwa.org.


The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development is offering Using WinSLAMM v.10.1: Meeting Urban Stormwater Management Goals R174 on Oct. 19-20 in Madison. Visit http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.


  • Aug. 30-Sept. 2 American Public Works Association International Public Works Congress and Exposition, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona. Visit www.apwa.net.
  • Sept. 28-30 National Rural Water Association WaterPro Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Visit www.nrwa.org.
  • Oct. 7-9 National Utility Contractors Association 2015 Fall Leadership Conference, Embassy Suites, Omaha, Nebraska. Visit www.nuca.com.
  • Oct. 11-14 American Society of Civil Engineers 2015 Convention, New York City.  Visit www.asce.org.
  • Oct. 13-16 American Water Works Association 2015 Water Infrastructure Conference and Exposition, Bethesda, Maryland. Visit www.awwa.org.
  • Nov. 2-4 WJTA-IMCA Conference & Expo, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, www.wjta.org.
  • Nov. 16-19 American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, Grand Hyatt Denver, Denver, Colorado. Visit www.awra.org.

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