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2018 Award Winners
William H. Markus Award
The William H. Markus Award is presented in honor of William H. Markus, a gentle man of integrity who was 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 William H. Markus award is intended to inspire others to follow his example in instilling honesty, integrity, fairness, efficiency and fiscal responsibility in the operation of Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities. PMAA recognizes those persons who have emulated William H. Markus in the performance of their duties to Pennsylvania’s municipal authorities and to the association. This year's recipients are John & Janice Agnello.
L. W. “Red” Davis Award
The L.W. “Red” Davis 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 year's recipient is Paul Vojtek, Manager, Erie Water Works.
Mr. Vojtek earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Robert Morris University in 1984. In 1994, Mr. Vojtek received his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), with a concentration in Computer Information Systems, from Robert Morris University. Mr. Vojtek has nearly 37 years of experience with municipal authority finances, spending 8 years with the Allegheny County Industrial Development Authority, 6 years with the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County, and over 20 years with the Erie Water Works. Mr. Vojtek is a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), the Government Financial Officer’s Association (GFOA), the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association (PMAA), and the AWWA-Pennsylvania Section. Mr. Vojtek also serves on the Board of the Booker T. Washington Center as well as the Hamot Board of Corporators.
Mr. Vojtek is married to Diane and they have two children, Christina and Paul Jr. The Vojtek’s are members of Our Lady of Peace Parish where Paul Sr. volunteers as the parish finance director.
Authority Employee of the Year Award
Sponsored by ARRO Consulting, Inc., this award acknowledges the selected employee’s service to their authority as well as their contribution to the community. The “Authority Employee of the Year” was honored at PMAA’s banquet as part of the Annual Conference & Trade Show and will receive a monetary award ($750) to be donated to an institution of higher learning or nonprofit organization chosen by the awardee. This year's recipient is Michael Duffalo, Executive Director, Indiana County Municipal Services Authority.
Sahli, Extended and J.E. “Ted” Kuhn Service Awards
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, the Extended Service Award for those who have served 30 years or more and the J.E. “Ted” Kuhn Award for those who have served 50 years or more.
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