In March, the 2018 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition in West Palm Beach, FL included the annual Awards Luncheon and AMTA Membership Meeting, where the following 2018 awards were presented: Lifetime Service Award, recognizing lifetime contribution by an individual to the field of membrane technology, to Ian Watson, RosTek Associates, Inc.; Hall of Fame Awards, which recognize pioneering and/or lifetime contribution by an individual to the field of membrane technology, to James Birkett, Randy Truby and Clinton V. Kopp. The Outstanding Member Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to membrane technology by an individual who is a member, was presented to David Brown. Presidential Awards, presented at the discretion of the President to acknowledge individuals who have made significant contributions to furthering the AMTA mission, honored Steve Dye, Water Environment Federation (WEF); YuJung Chang, AECOM and Jill Miller, City of Bozeman. Recognition of Service Awards, acknowledging outgoing board members who have made significant contributions to furthering the mission of AMTA, were bestowed upon David Brown, Town of Jupiter and Scott McClelland, Encina Wastewater Authority. In addition, the organization welcomed new board members Rebecca Wilder and Buddy Boysen and reappointed Mike Snodgrass as a Director At-Large, all for a two-year term expiring in 2020. Mehul Patel, Fernando Rico, Scott Freeman, Karen Lindsey, Ben Movahed, Doug Eisberg, David Russell and Greg Wetterau began their renewed two-year terms of office. Executive Committee officers elected by the Board included Brent Alspach, who will serve a second term as President; Christine Owen, First Vice-President; Jill Miller, Second Vice-President; Lynne Gulizia, Secretary; Karen Lindsey, Treasurer and Scott Freeman, who remains as Past President.

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