Nicole Duclos receives George Warren Fuller Award
Award is presented annually to a section member of the AWWA for distinguished service to the water supply field.
Nicole Duclos was honored by the Alaska Water Wastewater Management Association (AWWA) on May 6 by being presented with the George Warren Fuller Award. The George Warren Fuller Award is presented annually to a section member of the AWWA for distinguished service to the water supply field. The award is given in commemoration of the sound engineering skill, the brilliant diplomatic talent, and the constructive leadership which characterized the life of George Warren Fuller. It is one of the highest honors a Section can give a member. Nicole was presented with an award plaque at the Fuller Award Society Breakfast held during the AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition in San Diego in June.
“Nicole’s commitment to AWWMA and the water/ wastewater industry in general, both regionally and nationally, and her enthusiasm and belief in the organization should be acknowledged. For 10 years, Nicole has been the heart and soul of the Alaska Training/Technical Assistance Center (ATTAC) and been the champion, cheerleader, and advocate for training and continuing education for Alaska’s water and wastewater operators. She is dedicated to providing the best quality training resources and information to the water system community.”
Nicole has sat on numerous boards and committees throughout the years. Nicole has a strong desire to offer AWWMA members the highest level of training resources and professional development. Her commitment in this area led to her extensive involvement to help coordinate the speakers and workshops for regional and statewide conferences. She recently coordinated the Southeast Conference held here in Sitka and was instrumental in the success of this conference.
Aside from Nicole’s extensive contributions to the Association, her personality has made her a legend within the industry. She is always the consummate professional striving to provide the best for operators in this industry. She regularly fields questions from operators about operator certification, where to get CEU’s for renewal, and introduces newcomers to the profession. She is dedicated to providing the best quality training resources and information to Alaskan water systems through the ATTAC website and the statewide training calendar, both of which she maintains.
Nicole is the third ATTAC employee to receive the prestigious award. Craig Woolard and Dan White are also Fuller Award recipients. ATTAC is one of eight regional university centers (TACNet) funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. ATTAC is located at the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus.