George Warren Fuller Award
The Fuller Award is an association award that is given at the section level and is conferred on an individual for distinguished service in the water supply field in commemoration of the sound engineering skill, the brilliant diplomatic talent, and the constructive leadership which characterized the life of George Warren Fuller.
Nominee Eligibility Requirements
To qualify for the award, the person must be an Individual Member or a duly appointed representative of an organization member of the American Water Works Association. In the case of a posthumous award, the recipient must have been an AWWA member at the time of his/her death.
Nomination or Submission Deadline
Fuller Committee determines the Fuller nominee and presents it to the Board at the August Board meeting.
Method of Selecting Award Recipient
Each year the Fuller Award Committee, made up of the previous five (5) Fuller Award recipients, upon reviewing the eligible candidates, shall determine if any member(s) of the section has provided outstanding leadership or has made a significant contribution toward the advancement of the waterworks practice within the Association and/or the Section such that he/she should receive the award. Following the selection of an awardee, the committee shall report its selection to the Virginia Section Director.
After the award has been presented the committee will forward its report, including the official citation, to the Executive Director for submission to AWWA for their subsequent award.
It is emphasized that the qualifications for the award specify that the services of the candidate must have been over and above those expected of officers and committee members in fulfilling the obligations or duties assigned to them. It is emphasized that the performance of a nominee must be exceptional and extraordinary.
Each section may award the same number of Fuller Awards as the number of its section Directors on the Association Board of Directors.
Annually, if deserved.
Presentation of the Award
The Fuller Award is presented at the Awards Banquet at the VA AWWA Annual Meeting (WaterJAM). The awardee is further recognized at the Fuller Breakfast that is held each year at the AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition.