The William D. Hatfield Award is presented to operators of wastewater treatment plants for outstanding performance and professionalism. The award was established in honor of Dr. William D. Hatfield, Superintendent of the Decatur, Illinois Sanitary District, who was President of the Central States Sewage Works Association in 1944-45 and served as President of the Federation in 1958-59.

The award consists of a plaque suitably inscribed with the recipient’s name and is presented by a Federation representative at the Member Association annual meeting.

Criteria:

Member Associations control the selection process following the Federation general criteria indicated below:

  1. Must be a member of the Water Environment Federation.
  2. A successful system of reports from the operator to his or her superiors that fulfill the information requirements and provide the operator with a forum for suggestions for improvements.
  3. Use of a good public relations program.
  4. The nominee should have contributed to the dissemination of information concerning advancements in the field.
  5. The size of the membership dictates the frequency with which Member Associations are eligible to make nominations for the award.

Award Recipients

2018

Steve Hoambrecker

2017

Dan Miers

2016

Bob Ranson

2015

Kevin Moler

2014

Jonathan Brown

2013

Kam Reeves

2012

Jim McElvogue

2011

Hank Pangelina

2010

Kevin Jacobson

2009

Tim Snyder

2008

Dennis White

2007

James Utter

2006

James Virelli

2005

Gary Schellhorn

2004

Dan Riney

2003

Fred Bayer

2002

Dave Elias

2001

Don Renken

1999

Paul Nolan

1998

Chuck Pietscher

1997

Jan Anderson

1996

Lyle Krueger

1995

Bob Main

1994

John W. Ringelestein

1993

James D. Resnick

1992

John M. Wood

1991

Michael L. Fields

1990

George Milligan

1989

Edward F. Merschman

1988

Stephen E. Modrick

1987

Harry E. Boren

1986

Vernon Spykerman

1985

Frederick D. Ashling

1984

Melvin D. Rockwell

1982

Gary F. Elbert

1981

Charles Burton

1979

Verl J. “Barney” Garwood

1978

Milo J. Sampson

1976

Robert W. Tonn

1975

Domenic P. Morrow

1973

W.L. Wickersheim

1972

Frank Jungwirth

1969

Harvey L. Brake

1966

Ralph Briley

1964

William J. Meaney, Jr

1961

L.F. Skorczeski

1958

M.F. Neuzil