The Arthur Sidney Bedell Award was established to acknowledge extraordinary personal service to a Member Association. The award is named for Arthur Sidney Bedell, the second president of the Federation who exemplified its purpose by 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.

Criteria:

  1. Must be a member of the Water Environment Federation.
  2. Organizational leadership, administrative service, membership activity, stimulation of technical functions, or similar participation.
  3. The size of the membership dictates the frequency with which Member Associations are eligible to make nominations for the award.

Award Recipients

2018

Jon Koch

2017

Matt Wildman

2015

Larry Hare

2014

Laurie Twitchell

2013

Greg Sindt

2012

Jim Utter

2011

Jim Rasmussen

2010

Paul Druivenga

2009

Mark McGuire

2008

Glen Petersen

2007

Jay Brady

2006

Edward Askew

2005

Charlie Stevens

2004

Gary Schellhorn

2003

Robert Main

2002

R. Ted Payseur

2001

Jan Anderson

1999

Michael L. Fields

1998

Scott Wienands

1997

John W. Ringelestein

1996

Steve Gearhart

1995

Tom Neumann

1994

Jim Stricker

1993

Frederick D. Ashling

1992

David M. Fox

1991

Sabry Kamhawy

1990

Harry Boren

1989

James D. Resnick

1988

Richard R. Dague

1987

Jerry L. Rattenborg

1986

Herbert R. Ohrt

1985

Wayne L. Paulson

1984

Stephen E. Modrick

1982

Kenneth M. Bright

1981

Robert W. Tonn

1979

Domenic P. Morrow

1978

Robert L. Morris

1976

E. Robert Baumann

1975

Amil Herker, Jr.

1973

M.V. Stephenson

1972

Harris F. Seidel

1970

X.P. Boyles

1967

R.J. Schliekelman

1964

Marcus P. Powell

1961

Philip F. Morgan

1958

H.S. Smith

1955

Leo Holtkamp

1952

Paul Bolton

1949

John L. Strelow