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Member Update 16-03


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To: Members & Affiliates*
From: National Office
Date: March 1, 2016
Reference: MU 16-03

Application Deadline:
April 15, 2016


NACWA is now accepting applications for its Excellence in Management (EIM) Recognition Program.  Launched in 2003, the EIM Recognition Program recognizes the significant achievements of Member Agencies in the utility management arena. The Program honors Member Agencies that have adopted or made progress toward successful implementation of management practices that address the range of challenges as identified by Ten Attributes of Effectively Managed Water Sector Utilities (Attributes) and Resource Efficiency & Protection Activities (Activities).

Recognition is given at Platinum, Gold, and Silver levels.  Please see the Excellence in Management application pdf button and accompanying listing of Attributes & Activities pdf button for all the information needed to apply.  Note that two Attributes – Product Quality and Financial Viability are required of all applications.

Sample successful applications are provided below.  Applications must be forwarded electronically to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than April 15, 2016.

Who May Apply for Recognition?

Any NACWA Public Member Agency in good standing may apply for recognition. However, honorees from 2013, 2014, and 2015 are not eligible to apply until their three year recognition period has expired.  

How Will Honorees Be Selected for Recognition?

Each EIM application will be reviewed by members of NACWA’s Awards Committee.  The EIM Recognition Program is non-competitive.  Each application will be evaluated individually and all deemed by the Awards Committee to meet the Program’s criteria will receive recognition.  Applications that do not meet the minimum qualifications for the selected recognition category will be considered for other categories, when appropriate.

Get Recognized!

EIM honorees will be recognized during NACWA’s 2016 Summer Conference & 46th Annual Meeting on July 10 - 13, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt Denver Hotel in Denver, CO.

Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Program Administrator at NACWA’s National Office, phone: 202-833-2672 with any questions.

Sample Successful Entries

The listed samples (icon-pdf, Members Only) provide single-page descriptions of Attributes and Activities. Please note the Attribute or Activity identified in the heading of page.

Sample 1  Sample 5
Sample 2  Sample 6
Sample 3 Sample 7

Sample 4

Sample 8

Samples 5-8 were recently added.


* This Member Update is provided to Affiliate Members for information only.



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