Arthur Sidney Bedell Award
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 Environment Association. He was Chief of the Bureau of Sewage and Waste Disposal of the New York State Department of Health.
The award consists of a plaque suitably inscribed with the recipient's name and will be presented by a Water Environment Federation representative at the Kansas Water Environment Association annual conference.
Qualification for the award is based on organization leadership, administrative service, membership activity, stimulation of technical functions and may now be awarded every year to a member of the Kansas Water Environment Association.
A representative of the Water Environment Federation presents the award at Kansas Water Environment Associations' annual conference awards banquet.
- Must be a member of the Water Environment Federation.
- Organizational leadership, administrative service, membership activity, stimulation of technical functions, or similar participation.
- The size of the membership dictates the frequency with which Member Associations are eligible to make nominations for the award. The Kansas Water Environment Association is eligible to give this award yearly.
Nominations are accepted from KWEA members. Members should submit a one-page biography of their selection and reasons why they feel the person is deserving of this prestigious award.
Please submit the nomination no later than September 30. The nomination is to be mailed or emailed to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Kansas Water Environment Association. The nominations will be reviewed and and a selection made by the KWEA Bedell Awards Selection Committee. The KWEA Bedell Awards Selection Committee will report its nominee to the KWEA Secretary-Treasurer by December 1 of the current year so that the nomination can be submitted to the WEF no later than four (4) months prior to the KWEA annual conference.
Submit Nominations to:
City of Topeka
1115 NE Poplar St.
Topeka, KS 66616
Phone: (785) 215-2530
The KWEA Bedell Selection Committee consists of the last three recipients of the award. The most senior of the last recipients is the chairperson of the committee.
|Past Recipients of This Prestigious Award|
|2018||Susan Pekarek||1994||James Danner|
|2017||Kurt Bookout||1993||Betsy Betros|
|2016||Pat Flynn||1992||Sylvan Coles|
|2015||Jerry Grant||1991||Duane Morgan|
|2014||Joe Foster||1990||John McNitt|
|2013||Kathy Windham||1989||Tim Hobson|
|2012||Michael Rudy||1988||Lawrence Schmid|
|2011||Amy Kliewer||1987||James Martin|
|2010||John Metzler||1986||Edie Snethen|
|2009||Matt Bond||1985||John Wynkoop|
|2008||Martha Tasker||1984||Kari Mueldener|
|2007||Kim Dominic||1983||Lloyd W. Weller|
|2006||Jerry Vernon||1981||L. Dean Strowig|
|2005||Joe Maris||1980||Leland Durham|
|2004||Chris Burns||1978||John Bailey|
|2003||Steve Phillips||1977||M. Ray Golly|
|2002||Rebecca Gagnon||1975||Robert Crawford|
|2001||James Tush||1971||Paul Haney|
|2000||Joe Mester||1968||J. Howard Duncan|
|1999||Dick Pedrotti||1964||Dwight F. Metzler|
|1998||Herber Schultz, Sr.||1961||James F. Aiken|
|1997||Don Snethen||1958||Myron K. Nelson|
|1996||Millie Reed||1955||Leland Talbot|
|1995||Steve DeHart||1952||Roy Binder|