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Crystal Crucible
The Laboratory committee recognizes significant participation in Wastewater Analysis, Education and Planning within a Wastewater Laboratory, along with 10 years of membership in CWEA. The nominee for this award must promote pride and safety in the workplace, teamwork, education and the promotion of professionalism in the wastewater laboratory field.


1. Download the application form to complete.

2. Upload completed application here.

Questions about awards criteria: Contact Sara Burke, Laboratory Chair, sara@oroloma.org.

2016 Winner

Crystal Crucible: Mindy Boele, City of Vacaville Utilities Department
According to the nominator, Mindy is a competent individual with a vibrant personality who is easy to like.  She is a true leader who treats people well and leads by example. She works effectively with her staff and other workgroups, which has resulted in excellent working relationships across the agency.
Mindy is a trusted leader. She was recently nominated by her laboratory peers to the State Water Board’s Environmental Laboratory Technical Advisory Committee.