Jim Doherty Excellence in Volunteerism Award

The Jim Doherty Excellence in Volunteerism Award is given to a past or present employee of an ASSOCIATE MEMBER of the Maine Water Utilities Association who has demonstrated, in the opinion of the Selection Review Committee, that he or she has provided the following:

While volunteering time, materials, labor, equipment or expertise, this person provided an outstanding service, contribution or assistance to a Maine water utility, the utility’s employees or staff or to the water works profession, going above and beyond their normal job requirements to simply provide a helping hand.

To be eligible for the Jim Doherty Excellence in Volunteerism Award, the nominee must be a past or present employee of an Associate Member of the Maine Water Utilities Association.

Nominations can be made by any member of the Maine Water Utilities Association, including the utility’s trustees or employees. The nomination must be presented in writing to the Executive Director of the Maine Water Utilities Association prior to December 1 of the year in which the award is to be made. A detailed statement for the basis of the nomination must accompany the nomination.

The Chair of the Selection Review Committee shall first screen all nominations for eligibility. He or she shall then send the nominations and supporting data of all the eligible nominees to all members of the Selection Review Committee prior to December 15. The selection shall be by elimination, whereby a plurality of the committee members voting shall indicate a successful nominee.

The Selection Review Committee shall be composed of the following individuals:

  • Current President of MWUA (Chair).
  • Executive Director of MWUA.
  • Chair, or designee, of the MWUA Program Committee.
  • Chair, or designee, of the MWUA Education and Operations Committee.
  • Chair, or designee, of the MWUA Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee.
  • Chair, or designee, of the MWUA Public Awareness Committee.
  • Chair, or designee, of the MWUA Water Resources Committee.
  • A representative of the Maine Drinking Water Program.

Previous recipients of this award are not eligible for 5 years following receipt of the award. The award shall be a plaque or certificate signed by the President of the Maine Water Utilities Association and a gift certificate in the amount of $100.00. Presentation of the Award shall be made at the annual conference of the Maine Water Utilities Association by the recipient’s supervisor(s), Chair of the Selection Review Committee, or the Executive Director of the Maine Water Utilities Association.

The Maine Water Utilities Board of Directors must approve any changes to these rules.