Retired Director of City Water/Wastewater Receives Distinguished Service Award

May 30, 2018

 Nick Benkovich, retired City of Greater Sudbury Director of Water/Wastewater, was named the winner of the George Warren Fuller award, presented on May 1 at the Ontario Water Convention in Niagara Falls. 
This award is presented to a member by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) for their distinguished service to the water supply field. Recipients are commemorated for their sound engineering skill, brilliant diplomatic talent, and constructive leadership which characterized the life of George Warren Fuller.

“Nick Benkovich is a passionate champion for our northern water system,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “His knowledge and ongoing commitment to serving the residents of this city is exceptional. The city has benefitted from his integrity, his principles and his devotion to his job and to the people of this community.”

Sudbury-born Nick Benkovich retired from his long-time position of Director of Water/Wastewater Services with the City of Greater Sudbury at the end of December 2017.  Benkovich was also a director of the Ontario Municipal Water Association (OMWA) from 2004 to 2017. He continues to make water his passion, and in early 2018 accepted the role of Coordinator for Member Relations for the OMWA.

“Through his mentorship of City employees, the organization developed dedicated specialty resources for important roles in engineering, regulatory compliance and risk management,” said Tony Cecutti, General Manager of Growth and Infrastructure at the City of Greater Sudbury. “What some colleagues saw as innovative, he saw as necessary and manageable. It would be an understatement to say that he advanced the organization generationally throughout his career, and we will be forever grateful for his contributions.”
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