William D. Hatfield Award

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: 
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