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 July 15 of the current year so that the nomination can be submitted to the WEF in time for the KWEA annual conference.
Submit Nominations to:
City of Topeka
1115 NE Poplar St.
Topeka, KS 66616
Phone: (785) 969-3758
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|
|2021||Ron Thomann||1995||Steve DeHart|
|2020||Dustin Coles||1994||James Danner|
|2019||Jeanette Klamm||1993||Betsy Betros|
|2018||Susan Pekarek||1992||Sylvan Coles|
|2017||Kurt Bookout||1991||Duane Morgan|
|2016||Pat Flynn||1990||John McNitt|
|2015||Jerry Grant||1989||Tim Hobson|
|2014||Joe Foster||1988||Lawrence Schmid|
|2013||Kathy Windham||1987||James Martin|
|2012||Michael Rudy||1986||Edie Snethen|
|2011||Amy Kliewer||1985||John Wynkoop|
|2010||John Metzler||1984||Kari Mueldener|
|2009||Matt Bond||1983||Lloyd W. Weller|
|2008||Martha Tasker||1981||L. Dean Strowig|
|2007||Kim Dominic||1980||Leland Durham|
|2006||Jerry Vernon||1978||John Bailey|
|2005||Joe Maris||1977||M. Ray Golly|
|2004||Chris Burns||1975||Robert Crawford|
|2003||Steve Phillips||1971||Paul Haney|
|2002||Rebecca Gagnon||1968||J. Howard Duncan|
|2001||James Tush||1964||Dwight F. Metzler|
|2000||Joe Mester||1961||James F. Aiken|
|1999||Dick Pedrotti||1958||Myron K. Nelson|
|1998||Herber Schultz, Sr.||1955||Leland Talbot|
|1997||Don Snethen||1952||Roy Binder|