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Landfill Gas and Biogas Distinguished Individual Achievement Award

The Annual Landfill Gas Distinguished Individual Achievement Award recognizes efforts on behalf of individual SWANA members for service to SWANA’s Landfill Gas Management Division, service to employers, support of SWANA’s Mission to advance the practice of municipal solid waste (MSW) management, and overall long-term service to the landfill gas industry.

The recipient of the award will be recognized during SWANA’s Annual Landfill Gas Symposium (as part of SWANApalooza).


Call for Nominations: Landfill Gas and Biogas Technical Division Recognition at SWANApalooza

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Each year, SWANA’s Landfill Gas and Biogas Technical Division accepts nominations for a Distinguished Individual Achievement Award, to be presented at the Annual Landfill Gas and Biogas Symposium. The Division is now accepting nominations for the 2018 award.

Deadline is December 17, 2017, at midnight Eastern time.

The Distinguished Individual Achievement Award recognizes a person who has made significant contributions to the landfill gas industry and has not yet received the award.

The Division’s Awards Committee will judge the nominations. The recipient (if any) will receive a trophy and free registration to SWANA’s Annual Landfgill Gas and Biogas Symposium, part of SWANApalooza.

Candidates for the Distinguished Individual Achievement Award must be nominated by a SWANA Member. The nominee also must be a SWANA Member. Use the link below to download the Nomination Form and send it (as an attachment) using the subject line SMM DIAA nomination to techdivisions@swana.org by midnight Eastern time on December 17, 2017.

Call for Nominations: Eternal Flame Award

The Eternal Flame Award is given to honor the memory of someone who has passed away and who has made a significant contribution to the landfill gas industry. The inductee is not required to have been a member of the Landfill Gas and Biogas Technical Division. The Division’s Awards Committee will judge the nominations and select the inductee(s). A representative of the inductee(s) will be provided with a trophy at the awards ceremony

Candidates for the Eternal Flame may be nominated by any member of the Landfill Gas and Biogas Technical Division. To make a nomination, please provide a 1MB photo of the nominee along with:

  1. Name of nominee
  2. Professional title
  3. Organization nominee worked for at the time of the contributions being considered
  4. A brief description of what s/he did to merit inclusion (no more than 500 words)
  5. Indication of service as a LFG Technical Division Director or Committee Chair, if applicable

Nominations must be sent to techdivisions@swana.org with the subject line SMM Hall of Fame Nomination and are due by midnight Eastern time on December 17, 2017.


Landfill Gas and Biogas Division DIAA Recipients

2017 - no award -
2016 - no award -
2015 William HeldWilliam Held
2014 Amy BanisterAmy Banister
2013 - no award -
2012 Peter CarricoPeter Carrico
2011 Bryan StirratBryan Stirrat
2010 Frank CaponiFrank Caponi
2009 Michael MichelsMichael Michels
2008 Tom ShuputTom Shuput
2007 Ed WhelessEd Wheless
2006 Curt RangerCurt Ranger
2005 Jean BognerJean Bogner
2004 Ray NardelliRay Nardelli
2003 Jim WalshJim Walsh
2002 Fred RiceFred Rice
2001 Greg VogtGreg Vogt
2000 Dave MyersDave Myers
1999 Alex RoquetaBernie ZahrenAlex Roqueta/Bernie Zahren (tie)
1998 Bob StearnsBob Stearns
1997 Lanny HickmanLanny Hickman
1996 Ray HuitricRay Huitric
1995 John PaceyJohn Pacey
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"My leadership position in SWANA’s Landfill Gas and Biogas Technical Division has allowed me to make connections with experts in the field from around North America."

— Bob Watts, LGB Division Past Director