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Maine Management Candidate School Graduating Class of 2012
Left to Right - Back Row: Matt Densmore, Brunswick Sewer District; Carl Palm, Kittery Water District; Noah Emery, York Water District; Michael Courtenay, Warren Sanitary District; Joel Anderson, Portland Water District; Sean Castles, South Portland Water Resource Protection Dept; Glen Bellefleur, Scarborough Sanitary Distict; Middle Row: Michael Lockard, Brewer Water Pollution Control Facility; Larry Graham, York Water District; Tim Wade, Kennebec Water District; Adrian LeClair, Maine Water Company-Skowhegan; Eric Gagnon, Brunswick Topsham Water District; Stacy Thompson, Saco Water Resource Recovery Facility; David Madsen, Lewiston Auburn Water Pollution Control Authority; Mike Dunham, Ted Berry Company; Dan Bicknell, Freeport Sewer District; Leeann Hanson, JETCC Training Coordinator; Kneeling: Nick Rico, Kennebunk Sewer District; Michael Antonelli, Wells Sanitary District; Travis Bickford, Maine Water Company-Freeport
2012 JETCC Lee Agger Award
On Thursday, September 13, 2012, the Lee Agger Award was presented to Charles Conway at the MWWCA Convention at Sugarloaf. Virtually anyone in New England who has worked in wastewater for more than a couple of years has met, heard from or been trained in some capacity by Chuck Conway. His 40 plus year career in environmental services first began with the US Army Corps of Engineers after he returned from Vietnam in 1968 followed by a 28 year career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Chuck joined NEIWPCC in 1998 where he worked as Manager of Training Operations until he retired earlier in 2012. more.....
2011 JETCC Founders Award
On Thursday, September 15, 2011, Arthur Robinson, Chief Operator of the Gardiner Wastewater Treatment Facility, was recognized for outstanding service to his community and to the profession of wastewater treatment plant operation for seven years. Arthur was announced as the fifth recipient of the Joint Environmental Training Coordinating Committee (JETCC) Founders Award during the Maine Wastewater Control Association's annual convention at Sugarloaf USA in Carrabassett Valley. more .....
2011 JETCC Past Service Awards
Dana Peck and John Hart
On September 15, 2011, Dana Peck received a Past Service Award for his role as Industrial Representative with the JETCC Board of Directors. Dana served on the JETCC Board from May 2008 through May 2011. While teaching at York County Community College, Dana lead an effort to re-institute a wastewater training program. Dana brought his enthusiasm to the JETCC Board of Directors in 2008. As a result of some of the inroads Dana initiated, by 2009 the JETCC Board teamed with MWWCA and Maine DEP to launch the 12-month Management Candidate School. Dana continues to support the management school and conducts a "Management and Leadership" class as part of the curriculum.
On April 29, 2011, John Hart was presented with the JETCC Board of Directors Past Service Award during the Maine Wastewater Control Association's Spring Conference in Portland. In total, since 1994, John has served approximately 13 years on the JETCC Board of Directors, including a 3 year stint as Chairman from 1999-2001. Throughout John's time with the JETCC Board, he also has been active in various capacities with Water Environment Federation. John Hart also played a significant role in getting the 12-month Management Candidate School started in 2009.
Congratulations, Leeann Hanson
2010 Regional Wastewater Trainer Award Recipient!
(L-R) David Chin, U.S. EPA New England Office; Leeann Hanson, JETCC Training Coordinator; Leonard Blanchette, Brunswick Sewer District and JETCC Board Member.
Congratulations to Leeann Hanson, JETCC Training Coordinator, who was selected as the 2010 Regional Wastewater Trainer Award recipient on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency New England Office. Leeann Hanson was nominated by a number of her peers in the wastewater profession to acknowledge all of her outstanding work with respect to helping to develop and constantly coordinating a wide range of training courses for wastewater treatment plant operators throughout the State of Maine. Leeann was presented with her award at the annual New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) conference on January 26, 2011. (Read more...)