GM Society

Golden MaNhole Society

Nominations for the 2019 Class are now closed.

This Award has been approved by the Water Environment Federation Collection Systems Committee as a way to recognize those who have contributed to the development and professionalism of the Collection System Industry on a national level.  It is the desire of the Federation that each Member Association adopt this award, which would be given on the Member Association level.

GMS provides an opportunity to recognize individuals, and their company, for outstanding contributions to the collection systems field. The following criteria will be used to select a nominee for the award.

  • Years of experience and significant participation in collection system field, including:
    • Operations
    • Maintenance
    • Design
    • Education
    • Training
    • Certification
    • Management and Planning of Sewer Collection Systems
  • Promoting collection systems safety.
  • Outstanding efforts maintaining collection systems.
  • Innovative modifications to equipment.
  • Innovative solutions to problems.
  • Promoting collection systems training.
  • Involvement in promoting the professional recognition of the collection system field
  • Papers or articles accepted by state, regional or national publications. Technical presentation at professional conferences
  • Participation in the NWEA Collection Systems Committee (helpful, but not required)


We are asking you to please submit a nomination for individuals that you feel meet the criteria above. Collection Systems Committee leadership will review the nominations and any selected individuals, and their company, will be recognized at the 2019 Joint Fall Conference in Kearney, NE.

Please complete nomination form fund at the following link, 2019 Golden Manhole Society Nomination Form Link Disabled, and return it to Vince Genco, NWEA Collection Systems Committee Chair, at [email protected].

Nominations for the 2019 Class are now closed.

Thank you to everyone that submitted nominations! 

Thank you for your support!