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Agency Awards

The Agency's staff is committed to the mission, values, and objectives of the Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency. They are recognized through various associations for their commitment to operations, safety, and financial responsibility.

2022

  • District Transparency Certificate of Excellence, Special District Leadership Foundation

2021

  • Plant of the Year Small Award, California Water Environment Association Desert and Mountain Section

2020

  • Staff Member of the Year Sonja Kawa, California Special Districts Association
  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, Government Financial Officers Association
  • Small Plant Safety Award, California Water Environment Association Desert and Mountain Section
  • Plant of the Year Small Award (less than 5 MGD), California Water Environment Association Desert and Mountain Section
  • Plant of the Year Small Award (less than 5 MGD), 3rd Place, California Water Environment Association

2019

  • District Transparency Certificate of Excellence, Special District Leadership Foundation
  •  Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, Government Financial Officers Association
  • Plant of the Year Small Award, California Water Environment Association Desert and Mountain Section
  • Supervisor of the Year Troy Bemisdarfer, California Water Environment Association Desert and Mountain Section
  • Laboratory Person of the Year Nikki Crumpler, California Water Environment Association Desert and Mountain Section

2018

  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, Government Financial Officers Association

2017

  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, Government Financial Officers Association
  • Distinguished Budget Award, Government Financial Officers Association
  • Laboratory Person of the Year Nikki Crumpler, California Water Environment Association Desert and Mountain Section
  • Outstanding Young Professional of the Year Kyle Burnett, California Water Environment Association Desert and Mountain Section
  • Administrative Support Person of the Year Kim Booth, California Water Environment Association Desert and Mountain Section
  • Mechanical Technician Person of the Year Chris Santillan, California Water Environment Association Desert and Mountain Section
  • McMurchie Excellence in Safety Award, Small Member Category Special District, Special District Risk Management Authority 
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