Ohio Rural Water Association honors Rick Adamson as Manager of the Year

At the Ohio Rural Water Association’s (ORWA) recent State Manager’s Conference in Dublin, Ohio, Mr. Rick Adamson, right, General Manager of Adams County Regional Water District (ACRWD,) was awarded the highest honor for Rural Ohio’s Water and Wastewater Managers.

The 2018 Ohio Rural Water Association’s (ORWA) Managers Conference recently named Mr. Rick Adamson, with its top honor as Manager of the Year.
“Rick Adamson embodies the true rural Ohio culture and ethic as he quit school to support his family, but also worked his way up the ladder in the rural water industry, obtaining a GED and gaining a full EPA Operator III water license and becoming a General Manager” stated ORWA Executive Director Joseph Pheil at the ceremony. Pheil continued by saying “It is said that we stand on the shoulders of giants, and if you ask me, this man is a giant.”
According to Tom Reese, who is the President of the Board for ORWA “This year’s Manager of the Year is a great American story- Rick Adamson “busted his butt” all his life.” Reese further states “Rick works through adversity in an excellent manner and he embraces training and employee development, especially when it comes to using the newest technology- he is on the forefront of the way today’s manager should operate.”
“Rick Adamson is heavily involved in his community and involved with many charities. He is a shining example of how working hard, caring about others, and challenging himself and his employees to be even better, brings long term success.”
The Adams County Regional Water District is one of the 100’s of members of ORWA. ORWA is the state chapter of the National Rural Water Association. ORWA is a nonprofit association that strives to serve Ohio’s rural water and wastewater systems. The association holds many events throughout the year (such as this Annual Manager’s Conference) and provides many free services and legislative support to ensure rural Ohio has the best possible quality water.