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Water Quality Board Sudweeks Award

Each year, the Utah Water Quality Board considers recommendations for presentation of the Sudweeks Award. The individuals are recognized for contributions to Water Quality using the following criteria:

  • The recipient has shown leadership and achievement in the field of water pollution control and/or water quality improvement in the State of Utah. These achievements have been through their employment, through work with volunteer organizations, or as a private citizen. These achievements may have been exhibited at the local, state, or national level.
  • The recipient has shown qualities of professionalism, personal integrity, and dedication to the goals and principles of improved water quality in the State of Utah.

Recipients of the Calvin K. Sudweeks Award

2022Ed Macauley, former DWQ Engineering Section Manager
2021Ken Burgener, Laboratory Director, North Davis Sewer District
2020Sharon Burton, Operations Supervisor, Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility
Lonn Rasmussen, Operations Supervisor,  Cottonwood Improvement District
2019Judith Sims, Coordinator of Utah State University On-Site Wastewater Treatment Training Program
2018Walter Baker, Former DWQ Director
2017No award this year.
2016Dale Pierson, Executive Director of the Rural Water Association of Utah
2015Dr. Sam Rushforth, Utah Valley University, Dean of the College of Science and Health
2014Jack Barnett – Colorado River Basin Salinity Forum
2013Terral Dunn – Western States Water
2012Ogden City—Weber River Restoration Project
2011No award this year.
2010Ann Peralta—Bear River/Cutler Reservoir Advisory Committee
2009Nancy Mesner—USU Extension Water Quality Specialist and Associate Dean
2008Mike Lowe and Janae Wallace—Utah Geological Survey
2007George Hopkins—Utah Department of Agriculture and Food
2006Lynn de Freitas—Friends of Great Salt Lake
2005Don Ostler—Former DWQ Director
2004Booth Wallentine—Farm Bureau
2003No award this year.
2002Jerold Richins
2001Fred Finlinson—Former Member of the Water Quality Board; and,
Rex Ausburn—Former Member of the Water Quality Board
2000Bill Luce—Hansen, Allen & Luce
1999Max Dodson—US EPA Region 8
1998Phil Wright—Wasatch County Health Department; and,
Dwight Hill—Utah County Health Department
1997Glenn Eurick—Barrick Resources
1996Reed Fisher—Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility
1995Leland Myers—Central Davis County Sewer District
1994Bill Farmer—Salt Lake City
1993Grant Borg—Former member of the Water Quality Board
1992Ray Loveless—Mountainland Association of Governments
1991Steven Jensen—Salt Lake County
1990Garland Mayne—Timpanogos Special Service District
1989Bob Mathis—Wasatch County Planner
1988Jon Adams—Brigham City plant manager

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