Recognition and awards are available for members who have served their authority with outstanding service for an extended period of time.

Municipal Authority Communications Award - Submit applications by July 1
Markus Award - Submit applications 90 days prior to the Annual Conference
Sahli and Extended Service Awards - Submit applications by July 31

These prestigious awards are presented during an award ceremony banquet at PMAA’s Annual Conference & Trade Show.

Municipal Authority Communications Award!Communication_Awards
Municipal authorities in Pennsylvania have been providing the citizens of our Commonwealth with a wide array of critical services for over 81 years. All too often authorities do their work efficiently and quietly, in the background, with their good work taken for granted, a consequence of the safe, reliable, and economical services provided. The better you do your job, the more likely you go unnoticed, and perhaps, unfortunately, underappreciated.

In an effort to recognize and value the integral work done by authorities, PMAA is pleased to announce the creation of the Municipal Authority Communications Award.

Click here for the guidelines and application.


Sahli Service Award and Extended Service AwardService_Award_Winner_Button
In an effort to promote interest in good authority administration and operation, and to recognize faithful and effective service by authority officials, PMAA established the annual Sahli Service Award for those who have served 20 years or more, and the Extended Service Award for those who have served 30, 40, and 50 years.

Click on award type for criteria and application form.

Sahli Award

Extended Award


Markus AwardMarkus_Award_Winner
William H. Markus was a gentleman of integrity, blessed with unlimited energy. For over three decades he served as counsel for the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association, and was truly the dean and conscience of the association.

The purpose of this award is to:

  • Honor the man who inspired it;

  • To inspire others to follow his example in instilling honesty, integrity, fairness, efficiency and fiscal responsibility in the operation of PMAA;

  • To recognize those persons who have emulated William H. Markus in the performance of their duties to Pennsylvania municipal authorities and to the association.

Nominations for Markus award extended to all members.

Click here for eligibility criteria and application.


L.W. "Red" Davis AwardRed_Davis_Award_Winner_Button
This award is presented annually to an individual for their service to the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association. “Red” served as Executive Manager of the Lansdale Municipal Water Authority and for many years as the Secretary of the Board of Directors of PMAA. This award recipient is chosen by the Associate Member Committee.