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In Memoriam – Thomas J. Grizzard, “Protector of the Occoquan”

October 13, 2017

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Many water sector professionals in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas know the name Tom Grizzard. The watershed planning and management professional, who had become known as the “protector of the Occoquan,” died on June 24. Grizzard was a prized colleague for his skills and personality, according to Beth Turner, past president of the […]

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In Memoriam — Nicholas J. Bartilucci, NYWEA Treasurer and Water Leader

June 27, 2017

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Nicholas J. Bartilucci, a distinguished water sector engineer and member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) since 1957, died July 17, 2016, at the age of 85. Bartilucci, a life member of both WEF and the New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA), was the former president and chairman of the board of Dvirka […]

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In Memoriam: Tim Ricker, Past WEF Chief Operating Officer

September 15, 2016

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Tim Ricker, past chief executive officer of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), died July 31 at the age of 66. Born August 29, 1949, in Washington, D.C., Ricker became an influential WEF leader. On March 3, 1975, Ricker began his 36-year-career at WEF as WEFTEC® exhibits manager. He advanced to take on increasingly […]

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In Memoriam – Noel McKay Hurley Sr., WEF, WEASC, and Water Sector Leader

April 21, 2016

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Noel McKay Hurley Sr., water sector leader and life member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC), died Feb. 4. Hurley worked for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) for nearly 35 years, becoming chief of its Bureau of Environmental Laboratories […]

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In Memoriam – Terry Regan, Founding Member of ABC and Proponent of Operators and Engineers

December 30, 2015

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Terry M. Regan, founder of T.M. Regan Inc. (Lexington, Ky.) and a member of both the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and Kentucky-Tennessee Water Environment Association (WEA) since 1963, died Oct. 1 at the age of 80. Regan, a WEF life member, served as president of the Kentucky-Tennessee WEA in 1971. He received numerous […]

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In Memoriam – Martha Hahn, Colorado Authority Manager and Researcher

November 24, 2015

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Martha Hahn, authority manager of the Plum Creek Water Reclamation Authority (PCWRA; Castle Rock, Colo.) and WEFTEC® 2015 speaker, died Oct. 1. A member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association since 2007, she entered the water sector in 2002 and quickly made a name for herself as […]

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In Memoriam: Ken Kerri, CWEA Past President and WEF Leader

February 20, 2015

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Kenneth D. Kerri, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 1959 and California State University, Sacramento professor, died Dec. 15 at the age of 80. Kerri’s many leadership roles, long list of achievements, and vast volunteer experience in the water sector, earned him the respect and admiration of many. “Ken was one of the, […]

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In Memoriam – Curtis Smalley, WEAT President 2013–2014

September 25, 2014

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Curtis Smalley, a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 1985 and immediate past president of the Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT; Austin), died July 16 at the age of 56. Smalley served as program manager for the City of Waco, Texas, and, according to many who knew him, embodied the roles of […]

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