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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 SWANApalooza in Boston, Massachusetts, in February 2019.


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 atSWANApalooza. The recipient (if any) will receive a trophy and free registration to SWANApalooza. The Division is now accepting nominations for the 2018 award.

Deadline is December 17, 2018, 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.

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 LFG DIAA nomination to techdivisions@swana.org by midnight Eastern time on December 17, 2018.

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 LFG Eternal Flame Nomination and are due by midnight Eastern time on December 17, 2018.


Landfill Gas and Biogas Division DIAA Recipients

2018

Tom Bilgri

Tom Bilgri

2018

Kerry Kelly

Kerry Kelly

2017

- no award -

2016

- no award -

2015

William Held

William Held

2014

Amy Banister

Amy Banister

2013

- no award -

2012

Peter Carrico

Peter Carrico

2011

Bryan Stirrat

Bryan Stirrat

2010

Frank Caponi

Frank Caponi

2009

Michael Michels

Michael Michels

2008

Tom Shuput

Tom Shuput

2007

Ed Wheless

Ed Wheless

2006

Curt Ranger

Curt Ranger

2005

Jean Bogner

Jean Bogner

2004

Ray Nardelli

Ray Nardelli

2003

Jim Walsh

Jim Walsh

2002

Fred Rice

Fred Rice

2001

Greg Vogt

Greg Vogt

2000

Dave Myers

Dave Myers

1999

Alex Roqueta

Alex Roqueta (tie)

1999

Bernie Zahren

Bernie Zahren (tie)

1998

Bob Stearns

Bob Stearns

1997

Lanny Hickman

Lanny Hickman

1996

Ray Huitric

Ray Huitric

1995

John Pacey

John 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