Membership Award
 
This award was established to recognize the interest and demonstrated activity of a member of the Virginia Section AWWA, who has contributed to the progress of the Section by securing the greatest number of new members in the parent association during a one-year period, and to honor the memory of one deceased member of the Virginia Section who made outstanding and distinguished contributions to the Section.
 
Purpose
This award was established to recognize the interest and demonstrated activity of a member of the Virginia Section AWWA, who has contributed to the progress of the Section by securing the greatest number of new members in the parent association during a one‐year period, and to honor the memory of one deceased member of the Virginia Section who made outstanding and distinguished contributions to the Section.
 
Nominee Eligibility Requirements
The recipient shall be a member of the Virginia Section who has secured the greatest number of new members in the parent association during a one‐year period.
Selection of the membership award will be made on the basis of the number of points accumulated during the year ending July 1 preceding the date of the annual meeting of the Virginia Section AWWA. Points will be accumulated on the basis of four (4) for an Active Member, two (2) for an Affiliate Member, and one (1) for each seven dollars’ worth of dues for Utility and other types of memberships. Student membership will not be included. There will be one recipient annually.
 
Selection of the deceased member will be made by the Board of Trustees based on a list of deceased member provided by the Executive Director.   
 
Nomination or Submission Deadline
The membership recipient will be determined by the number of points after July 1.  The name will be presented to the board at the August Board meeting.  The honorary member will be selected by the Board of Trustees at or prior to the June Board meeting.
 
Method of Selecting Award Recipient
The Executive Director will tally all candidate’s points based on the system outlined in the eligibility requirements and present the top candidate to the Board of Trustees at the August Board Meeting.    
 
Frequency
Annually.
 
Presentation of the Award
The Award shall be presented by the Section Chair at the VA AWWA Awards Luncheon during the Annual Meeting (WaterJAM).   The award shall consist of an appropriate plaque designating the award name, purpose, period, recipient's name, date, name of person to whom dedicated, and contain the signatures of the Section Chair, Secretary, and Director.