Awards

The Bedell Award was established to acknowledge extraordinary personal service to a WEF Member Association.

The award is named for Arthur Sidney Bedell, WEF's second president for his long devotion and service to the New York Sewage and Industrial Wastes Association, now the New York Water Environment Association. He was Chief of the Bureau of Sewage and Waste Disposal of the New York State Department of Health.

The award is presented by a WEF representative at the WEF Member Association Annual Meeting.

Criteria:

  1. Member of the Water Environment Federation.
  2. Organizational leadership, administrative service, membership activity, stimulation of technical functions, or similar participation.

Submit:

Bedell Nomination Form

Nominations Accepted From:

WEF Member Associations

Nominations Deadline:

Eight weeks prior to WEF MA Annual Meeting

Bedell Award Recipients:

  • Linda Peterson 2012
  • Dr. David James 2011
  • Jay Patel 2010
  • Leslie Long 2009
  • Paul Orphan 2008
  • Eric Leveque 2006
  • Starlin Jones 2005
  • Joe Maez 2004
  • Rick Warner 2002
  • Dennis Hugh 2001
  • Thomas Swan 1999
  • Steve Cottrell 1998
  • James P. Devlin 1996
  • Lynn Orphan 1995
  • Debra K. Bolding 1993
  • John G.M. Gonzales 1987
  • James B. Williams, Jr. 1981
  • Wendell D. McCurry 1978
  • James Wren-Jarvis 1972
  • James Dunn 1969
  • Robert Churn 1966
  • W.H. Blackmer 1966

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