The Lee Agger Award was established in 1990 in memory of Lee Agger, whose hard work in establishing JETCC was an inspiration to all who worked with her. Ms. Agger died in 1989 after a prolonged illness. It is said that it was Lee Agger who put JETCC on the map, as she was a very dedicated sincere woman able to motivate many people to volunteer on behalf of environmental training. This Award was created by the JETCC Board to recognize fellow environmental professionals who have shown a similar dedication to JETCC. It is presented annually at the Maine Wastewater Control Association's Convention. Selection criteria is based on meritorious support and service to environmental training in the State of Maine by an individual(s) or facility / organization. Nominations are made by the JETCC staff and board members or can be solicited from the outside.
Founders Award Applications being accepted through June 18, 2012...Why not nominate your best employee?
Consider nominating him or her for the JETCC Founders Award in honor of Jerome “Frenchie” Guevremont. The JETCC Founders Award is given annually to an operator, maintenance worker or laboratory personnel working in a municipal or industrial wastewater treatment system in Maine.
The JETCC Founders Award is intended to recognize a staff member working in a plant or wastewater system.
Basic criteria includes:
- Employment history and long-term service in a Maine wastewater system
- Meritorious service during a significant event
- Accepted additional responsibility that resulted in a benefit to the community or industry
- Community involvement away from the job
Nominations can be made by any superintendent, trustee or member of a governing board/management staff providing oversight to a wastewater system in Maine.
Deadline for nominations is June 18, 2012. An Awards Nomination committee will be established by the JETCC Board of Directors to review and rank all submittals. The recipient will be presented the JETCC Founders Award at the MWWCA Fall Convention by a JETCC representative.
Environmentalists Honored at Annual North Country Convention
The Certificates of Achievement were presented by Maine DEP Bureau of Land and Water Quality Director, Andrew Fisk at JETCC’s North Country Convention in Presque Isle. The Awards were announced before an audience of 134 water and wastewater operators, Maine State Senator John Martin, and three Maine Wastewater Control Association Executive Committee members.
The North Country Convention takes place every other year in Presque Isle, Maine. It is organized and presented by the Maine Joint Environmental Training coordinating committee (JETCC), in cooperation with Maine Wastewater Control Association (MWWCA), and New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC). The North Country Convention is offered as a northern Maine compliment to similar events offered by MWWCA in other regions of the state while it provides a setting for personnel working in water pollution control to meet, network and enjoy variety of training opportunities.