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Posted on: July 1, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Two East Lansing Employees Honored with MWEA Awards


EAST LANSING, Mich. – Two City of East Lansing employees were honored last Tuesday, June 23 with awards from the Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA).

East Lansing Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) Superintendent Paul Stokes received the Donald M. Pierce Award. This award is given to a municipal plant operator who has demonstrated the ability to do an outstanding job at a municipal facility by producing a good effluent from a clean, orderly plant while interacting with his employees and other operators for the betterment of the profession. Stokes has had a career in the wastewater industry for more than 35 years and holds a Class A Operator License. After serving six years as the superintendent of the Lansing WWTP, Stokes began his new role as the superintendent of the East Lansing WWTP. Paul graduated from Lake Superior State University with an associate degree in Water Quality Technology and an associate degree in Natural Resources Technology.

East Lansing Engineering Administrator Bob Scheuerman received the Dan Wolz Clean Water Award for Environmental Excellence. This award is the highest honor given by MWEA and acknowledges individuals who have made distinctive contributions to the water environment field. Over his career, Scheuerman has made a tremendous impact on the water environments in Ohio and Michigan. In his current role with the City of East Lansing, Scheuerman’s duties have included oversight of the City’s infrastructure design and construction, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program, Stormwater Phase II and site plan review. Previous to his current position, he was employed with Jones & Henry Engineers, handling design and overseeing construction for water, wastewater and stormwater projects. Scheuerman is a past president of MWEA and spent 13 years on the MWEA Board of Directors. He has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Ohio Northern University and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Toledo.

“We are fortunate to have such qualified staff working for the City of East Lansing,” said East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas. “We would like to extend our congratulations to Paul and Bob for their well-deserved recognition from the MWEA.”

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