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SWANA announces 2005 professional achievement award winners

The Executive Committee (EC) of SWANA's International Board (ID) recently named several individuals to receive the ...

The Executive Committee (EC) of SWANA’s International Board (ID) recently named several individuals to receive the Association’s Professional Achievement Awards.

The winners will be honored during a luncheon at WASTECON 2005 in Austin, Texas, on September 29th. The awardees are:

Professional Achievement Award Public Member:
William Merry, Assistant General Manager, Monterey Regional Waste Management District, Marina, CA.

Professional Achievement Award Private member:
Jim Caron, President and CEO, Caron Compactor Company, Escalon, CA

Professional Achievement Award Retired Member
Arnold "Duffy" Thompson, Landfill Supervisor, Stanislaus County, Modesto, CA

Robert L. Lawrence Distinguished Service Award:
John Lackie, P.Eng., Solid Waste Supervisor (Retired), City of Barrie, Ontario

SWANA’s awards program was established over a decade ago to recognize individual achievement and commitment to the Association and its goals as well as to the advancement of economically and environmentally sound management of solid waste. Descriptions of each award can be found in the "Innovate" section of SWANA’s website at

SWANA’s executive director and CEO, John Skinner, Ph.D., commented on this year’s honorees: "Each of these individuals has dedicated themselves throughout their entire careers to advancing SWANA’s mission as well as the solid waste profession. We are excited to welcome them into the ranks of past Professional Achievement Award winners"

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For over 40 years, SWANA, The Solid Waste Association of North America, has been the leading professional

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