President’s Message

Greetings fellow TriCounties Section members! I hope you are all doing well.  We are excited to be hosting our Annual Past President’s Golf Tournament on Friday, October 8, 2021.  Hope to see you there.  We want to again thank the beautiful Ojai Valley Inn Golf Course, in Ojai, CA for having us there and hosting us.


Changes are coming to our Local Section Website!  The TriCounties website will be getting a facelift.  With that, I want to start featuring a “Local Section Heroes” article, recognizing some of our valued TriCounties members.  If you would like your (or a coworker’s, employee’s, etc) profile featured please contact me!


And, it’s again time to recognize the outstanding efforts your colleagues, coworkers, team members, and/or organization by submitting nominations for CWEA awards in the categories listed below. The awards nomination period is now open, and you can access it here:

Individual Awards:

  • Collection Systems Person of the Year
  • Community Outreach Person of the Year
  • Electrical/Instrumentation Person of the Year
  • Laboratory Person of the Year
  • Mechanical Technician Person of the Year
  • Operator of the Year
  • Outstanding Young Professional of the Year
  • Pretreatment Pollution Prevention & Stormwater Person of the Year
  • Supervisor of the Year
  • Administrative Person of the Year (TriCounties Local Section Award)
  • Maintenance/Laborer Person of the Year (TriCounties Local Section Award)
  • Manager/Director of the Year (TriCounties Local Section Award)


Agency and Project Awards:

  • Collection System of the Year (Small, Medium, Large)
  • Plant of the Year (Small, Medium, Large)
  • Tertiary Recycled Water Plant of the Year (New Category!)
  • Community Engagement & Outreach – Project of the Year (Small & Large)
  • Community Engagement & Outreach – Best Use of Social Media
  • Engineering Achievement of the Year
  • Research Achievement of the Year
  • Safety Plant of the Year (Small, Medium, Large)


Let’s start getting those nominations in, the Tricounties nominations deadline is November 1, 2021!

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