Arthur Sidney Bedell Award (WEF-PNCWA Award)

This award acknowledges extraordinary personal service to PNCWA.

The award is named for Arthur Sidney Bedell, WEF's second president, for his long devotion and service to the New York Sewage and Industrial Wastes Association which is now the New York Water Environment Association. He was Chief of the Bureau of Sewage and Waste Disposal of the New York State Department of Health.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Member of PNCWA.
  • Must have demonstrated sustained and ongoing contributions for at least five years to further and improve Association activities, such as organization leadership, administrative service or membership activity.

Contributions may include:

  • Organizational leadership---Nominee has served and demonstrated leadership as a PNCWA officer, Federation Director, Regional Director or PNCWA Committee
  • Chair Administrative service---Nominee has actively participated on one or  more PNCWA committee.
  • Membership activity---Nominee has actively participated in PNCWA  activities, such as regular attendance at the annual conference, supporting the annual conference, presenting papers at the annual conference.


Submit an Arthur Sidney Bedell Award Nomination 


Past Recipients of the Bedell Award

2023 Stephen Lusch, RUSA OR
2022 Mark Poling
2021 Steven Drangsholt, Brown & Caldwell
2020 Thomas “Bud” Ruther, Jacobs
2019 Preston Van Meter, MurraySmith & Associates, Portland, OR
2018 Chris Miccolis, City of Bend
2017 Dr. Erik Coats, University of Idaho
2016 John Shawcroft 
2015 Kay Hust, Clark County, WA
2014 Richard “Dick” Finger, Retired (formerly King County)
2013 Heather Stephens, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Portland, OR
2012 Ron Moeller, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Chehalis, WA
2011 Mike Myers, City of Aberdeen, OR (retired)
2010 Steve James, J-U-B Engineers, Coeur d'Alene, ID
2009 Paul Schuler, GE Water and Process Technologies, Portland, OR
2008 Sheri Wantland, Clean Water Services, Hillsboro, OR
2007 Irene Wall, Tetra Tech, Seattle, WA
2006 Bob McDaniel, South Suburban Sanitary District Klamath Falls, OR
2005 Doug Berschauer, CH2MHill, Bellevue
2004 Mark Walter, Beaver Equipment Company
2003 J. Michael Read, HDR, Portland, OR
2002 Linda Kelly, Clean Water Services, Hillsboro, OR
2001 Ray Hyde, City of Hailey, ID
2000 Dale Richwine, MWH, Portland
1999 Marvin Daniels
1998 Skip & Mel Harlan
1997 Carl Jones
1996 Owen Boe
1995 Alton Prouty
1994 Woodie Muirhead
1993 Timothy Neketin
1992 Bill Hoagland
1991 Norva Sobotta
1990 Patricia Brown
1989 Stan LeSieur
1988 Gale Olrich
1987 George Mason
1986 Forrest Butler
1985 David Wilson
1984 Gordon Koblitz
1983 Waite Dalrymple
1982 James Boydston
1981 Thomas Krumsick
1980 Surinder Bhagat
1979 Thomas Binford
1978 Charles Zickefoose
1977 Gerald Calkins
1976 William Funk
1975 Walter Saxton
1974 Carl E. Carlson
1973 Ed Lynd
1972 V. M. Terry
1971 Ralph Roderick
1970 Arthur Van’t Hull
1969 Warren Westgarth
1968 Leland Sphar
1967 H. Loren Thompson
1966 Robert Leaver
1964 Marvin Runyan
1963 M. S. Campbell
1962 Gilbert Dunstan
1960 R. T. Smith
1958 Kenneth Spies
1957 Robert Sylvester
1955 Emil Jensen
1952 Ray Koon
1949 Carl Green