The annual Distinguished Individual Achievement Award (DIAA) recognizes efforts on behalf of individual SWANA members for service to the Technical Division, and support of SWANA’s mission to advance the practice of MSW management and overall long-term
service to the solid waste management industry. The recipient of the award will be recognized during SWANA’s annual SOAR conference.
Award winners will be selected by the division's Awards Committee. The following will be taken into consideration during the selection process:
- Service to the Technical Division: Nominee is a current member of the Technical Division. Has served in one or more leadership positions in the division. Has actively participated in division committees.
- Support of SWANA Mission: Nominee is an active member of his/her/their chapter and may have served on the SWANA Board of Director, Advisory Board, or other national or chapter committees.
- Contributions to the Solid Waste Management Field and Other Factors: Nominee work includes active roles and responsibilities in this sector of solid waste management and demonstrates strong character though his/her/their activities
throughout the industry.