Art Bell Award

The Art Bell Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional service to the MPWWA. It was named in honor of the late Arthur Bell, a founding member of the Association. The award recognizes the dedication to the aims and goals of the Association.

Art worked his way up to Supervisor, but never forgot where he started. He was a dirty hands, down in the trench" fellow who championed the cause of the operator. Serving on the Board of Directors until health no longer permitted, he was always an important asset to our meetings Never one to look for praise, it seems fitting that this award is presented to an individual who gives with no thought of recognition.

The Association could not exist without all the "foot soldiers" who work behind the scenes.  The Association is based on operators helping to improve the plight of their fellow operators. This award truly recognizes this goal.


Award Criteria:

  • Must be a Member, Associate Member or Commercial Member of the Association
  • Demonstrated extraordinary service to the Association
  • Dedicated to the aims and goals of the Association
  • Gives with no thought of recognition

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Member Awards

MPWWA provides Member awards to members for both long term and extraordinary service to the Association.

A “Life Member” shall be elected by the Board and shall pay no membership dues for life, shall receive a complimentary copy of the newsletter and shall be invited to attend the Annual Seminar at the Life Member’s own expense.  Banquet attendance shall be complimentary.

A “Life Member” shall be a person who has:

i)served as a Member of MPWWA for a period of 25 years or more: or

ii)served on the Board of MPWWA for a period of 20 years or more; and

iii)has no voting privileges


An “Honorary Member” shall be a person who has demonstrated extraordinary service to the Association.  An “Honorary Member” shall be elected by a secret ballot vote of not less than two-thirds of the Directors and a minimum of 90% of the votes shall be affirmative.  No election to the Honorary Membership shall be made which will cause the total number of living Honorary Members to exceed a ration of five (5) Honorary Members to every two hundred (200) Members of the Association.

An Honorary Member shall:

i)be elected for life and pay no membership dues; and

ii)have no voting privileges; and

iii)receive a complimentary copy of the newsletter.


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Operational Excellence Award

The MPWWA 'Operational Excellence Award' recognizes an individual operator who, through their work, provides excellent service delivery.  To make a nomination, download the form HERE or complete the ONLINE NOMINATION.  Please provide us with as detailed information as possible for review by the award selection committee.


You will be notified if your nomination is successful and the award will be presented at the MPWWA Annual Training Seminar.



Nomination deadline: March 23rd, 2018


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2017 Award Recipients





Art Bell Award Recipient

Nicolas Legers


    Operational Excellence Award Recipients 

Chris Barlow and Cecil Frost


Honorary Member Recipient

Alan Benninger - Honorary Member


Life Member Recipients

Chris Vriezen and Brian Hazlett