Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional of the Year (PNCWA)

This award recognizes the contributions of young water environment professionals for significant contributions to PNCWA and to the stormwater or wastewater collection and treatment industry. 

Submit an Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award Nomination

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Member of the PNCWA
  • 35 years old or younger at the time of nomination
  • Demonstrated contributions to enhancing the activities of PNCWA, contributions to a PNCWA Section and/or to PNCWA Committees 
  • Demonstrated improvement in the fundamental knowledge of the performance of wastewater collection and treatment systems, water resource protection and research on issues important to the water environment.


Past PNCWA Recipients of the Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award

2023 Hannah Thomascall, Spokane County, WA
2022 Jamie Hughes, Clean Water Services, OR
2021 Susan Schlangen, Water Systems Consulting, Inc.
2020 Casey Gish, Brown and Caldwell
2019 Halley Kimball, City of Maple Valley, WA
2018 Kristi Steiner, Jacobs, OR
2017 Chris Horgan, J-U-B Engineers
2016 Eleanor Key, Washington State Department of Ecology
2015 Mark Cummings, Murray, Smith & Associates, Inc.
2014 Candice Au-Yeung, CH2M HILL
2013 Steven Drangsholt, Seattle Public Utilities
2012 Haley Falconer, HDR Engineering
2011 Jennifer Belknap Williamson, Brown and Caldwell
2010 Kristi Nelson, HDR Engineering