Recognition Luncheon Features Wave Awards and EPDA Ceremony

Posted on: April 12th, 2024 by eric

AEA announced Wave Awards for six individuals and eight member organizations at its annual Recognition Luncheon in March. Congratulations to all those honored. They honorees: 

Outstanding Commissioner

  • Mary Couts of Hamilton Township MUA
  • Albert Jones, Cumberland County UA
  • Arthur Schmidt, Two Bridges SA
  • John Villapiano, Township of Ocean SA

Individual Achievement

  • Michael Dow, Bayshore RSA
  • Carolann Weisel, Bayshore RSA

Best Management Practices

  • Hanover Sewerage Authority
  • Musconetcong SA

Forward Thinking

  • Bayshore RSA
  • Camden County MUA
  • Hillsborough MUA
  • Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission
  • Two Rivers WRA

Energy Savers

  • Hanover Sewerage Authority

Public Education

  • Western Monmouth UA


At the Recognition Luncheon, 20 staff of AEA member organizations were honored for completing the AEA Environmental Professional Development Academy. EPDA Director Brian Valentino passed out certificates and accolades to the following individuals: 

Atlantic City UA

  • Kevin O’Donnell

Evesham MUA 

  • Richard Bock
  • Morgan Clark
  • Joe Clauss
  • Brendan Hirsh

Craig Moyer

  • Hamilton Twp. DWPC
  • Tony DeSilva

Lower Twp. MUA

  • Steve Pierce

Middletown Twp. SA

  • Evan Capuano
  • Jonathan Mannarino

Mount Holly MUA

  • James Lutes

Mount Laurel Twp. MUA

  • William Shaw

Ocean County UA

  • Eric Amato
  • Douglas McCombie
  • Christopher Winningham

Sussex County MUA

  • Timothy Day
  • Joseph Sesto

Twp. Of Ocean SA

  • Vinnie D’Esposito

Western Monmouth UA

  • Arthur Green
  • Michael Kane


Karen Burris, Bernard Bujak, Apryl Roach and Michael Ruppel were honored for their dedication to the EPDA program. 

A big thank you to the speakers, attendees, and the following exhibitors: Colliers Engineering, Kuehne, CME Associates, Jersey Water Works, Mantis Innovation, Mott MacDonald, Trinity Consultants, and Suburban Consulting Engineers.

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