ORWA Awards Program

Award Nomination Form for 2023 will be open in November 2022.

Any ORWA member system that has displayed outstanding achievement in all areas of managing and operating a water or wastewater are eligible for the Outstanding System of the Year Award.

ORWA takes pride in honoring systems and individuals for outstanding accomplishments and professionalism in serving the needs of Rural Oklahomans thru excellence in managing, operating and maintaining water and wastewater facilities.

If you, your employees, your system or someone else you know is deserving of these awards, download, fill out and send in the nomination form.


All submissions must be in by Dec 21st 2022.

Any submissions after the deadline will not be considered.

Readiness Checklist


All winners will be notified by email. For questions or additional information please contact the office at 405-672-8925 or email us at office@orwa.org

System Award

Any member system that has displayed outstanding achievement in all areas of operating a water/wastewater system.

Individual Awards

Must be employed by a member system and displays individual achievement in the category nominated.

*NOTE: Individual nominee’s eligibility includes any system employee that has worked in their respective position for at least 18 months.

Application & Awards Ceremony

The application will be used to gather information needed for presentation of your award, if chosen, at the ORWA Annual Conference Awards Ceremony, April 20, 2023, at the Renaissance Hotel & Conference Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

*Additional Information may be requested if needed

2022 Award Winners

System of the Year

Dewar Public Works Authority

Friend of ORWA Award

Steve Orr

Legislative Appreciation Award

Rep. Dick Lowe

Excellence in Operations

Jennie Woods

Excellence in Management

Daniel Napier

Excellence in Office Operations

Mary Ann Starkey

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