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Lowell, Mass., August 2, 2013 – The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission is proud to announce that Susy King, NEIWPCC's director of water quality programs, will receive a Young Professionals Award from the Association of Clean Water Administrators. ACWA will present King with the award during its annual meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 4-7.
The Young Professionals Award honors ACWA members for notable contributions to the work of an ACWA committee, task force, or workgroup; and for demonstrated potential for future leadership in ACWA. King has participated for years in several ACWA groups, including the Legal Affairs Committee; Monitoring, Standards, and Assessment Committee; and the TMDLs and Watersheds Committee. She also represents ACWA on the Environmental Council of the States' Quicksilver Caucus.
"It is such an honor to receive this award from ACWA," King said. "One of the greatest benefits of being a younger member of the Association is learning from colleagues with tremendous expertise in the water quality field gained from many years of experience. Having these connections has helped me so much in my work with the Commission and provided me with a great resource of knowledge."
This is just the latest major award for King, who in 2009 received an Environmental Merit Award from EPA for her work in developing the Northeast Regional Mercury Total Maximum Daily Load. The TMDL spelled out a plan for addressing atmospheric deposition in our region's waters of mercury emitted by sources outside the Northeast. King's partner on the TMDL, Beth Card—NEIWPCC's then-director of water quality programs—also received an EPA Environmental Merit Award for her work on the project, and coincidentally, Card will also be getting a major award from ACWA in Santa Fe. Card will receive the President's Service Award, given to ACWA members for exceptional service to the association. Card is now an assistant commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, overseeing its Bureau of Resource Protection. She represents MassDEP Commissioner Kenneth Kimmell at NEIWPCC Executive Committee and Commission meetings.