FAWQC Awards

Learn More About the FAWQC Leadership Awards

In 2011, the Florida Association for Water Quality Control founded two leadership awards to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the management of our water resources: the Sam Zamani “Unsung Hero Award” and the Wade Hopping “Leadership Award”.

The Unsung Hero Award recognizes an outstanding professional who is directly engaged in a career focusing on water resources and is dedicated to managing, improving and protecting the quality of Florida’s waters.  The Leadership Award recognizes an outstanding professional who oversees policies and/or personnel in the area of water resources and is dedicated to managing, improving and protecting the quality of Florida’s waters.

The 2018 Leadership Award was presented to Ms. Janet Dougherty.

The 2018 Unsung Hero Award was presented to Mr. Santino Provenzano.

The nomination period is now closed for 2018.  Please consider nominations for 2019 to help FAWQC recognize the contributions of your colleagues. Award winners will be selected from the pool of nominations by the FAWQC Board and recognized at the Annual Conference Banquet.

Past Award Winners:

Wade Hopping Leadership Award

2011 – Roger Sims

2012 – Nadeem Fuleihan

2013 – Drew Bartlett

2014 – John Garlanger

2015 – Richard Budell

2016 – David Jellerson

2017 – Frank Matthews

Sam Zamani Unsung Hero Award

2011 – Sari Deitche

2012 – Sam Stone

2013 – Jon Hull

2014 – Holly Greening

2015 – Fred Crabill

2016 – Mike Petrovich

2017 – Craig Kovach