SWANA Announces 2005 Professional Achievement Winners

The Executive Committee of the Silver Spring, Md.-based Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) International Board has named the recipients of this year’s Professional Achievement Awards. The awards recognize individual achievement and commitment to SWANA and its goals as well as to the advancement of sound solid waste management.

The award winners are as follows: Professional Achievement Award — Public Member: William Merry, assistant general manager of the Monterey (Calif.) Regional Waste Management District; Professional Achievement Award — Private Member: Jim Caron, president and CEO of Caron Compactor Co., Escalon, Calif.; Professional Achievement Award — Retired Member: Arnold “Duffy” Thompson, landfill supervisor, Stanislaus County, Calif.; and Robert L. Lawrence Distinguished Service Award: John Lackie, solid waste supervisor (retired), Barrie, Ontario, Canada.