Top Awards at the TEHA Annual Educational Conference (AEC) go to Panhandle/West Texas Chapter Members
By Renee Witherspoon, RS, CSP, CIH, CHMM, TEHA Panhandle/West Texas Chapter President (2015-2016)
In May 2016, the awards committee completed nomination packages for some of the top Texas Environmental Health Association (TEHA) awards, the Ruth Hendy Award of Excellence in Food Safety that recognizes entities that achieve a high degree of professionalism and commitment to the communities they serve and, the Thomas E. Edmonson Meritorious Award that recognizes an individual for a career of outstanding service to TEHA.
On October 12 TEHA State President (2015-2016) Monty McGuffin, RS, announced the winners of the Ruth Hendy Awards, they are:
- City of Lubbock Environmental Health. Lead applicant: Stevan Walker, REHS/RS, CPO
- Texas Tech University Environmental Health and Safety. Lead applicant: Timmy Riojas, RS.
On October 13 at the Annual Awards Banquet, the winner of the Thomas Edmonson award was announced. Congratulations to Stuart Walker, RS, with the City of Lubbock, Code Enforcement. Stuart is a TEHA Chapter Past President and currently serves as TEHA State Parliamentarian.
The Panhandle/West Texas Chapter Meritorious Service awards went to Shaun May, REHS/RS, with the City of Amarillo, Environmental Health Department and Stevan Walker, REHS/RS, CPO, with the City of Lubbock, Environmental Health Department.
Stevan Walker also found out that he had won the election to the TEHA State Governing Council for a 3-year term.
Congratulations to all of these outstanding Chapter members and their organizations that support them in their efforts. You represent the finest examples of professional excellence in Environmental Health and service to TEHA.
A big thanks goes out to our Chapter Award Committee members: Leslie Morgan, RS, City of Lubbock, Parks and Recreation; Anthony Spanel, RS, City of Amarillo Environmental Health, and Stevan Walker, REHS/RS, CPO, City of Lubbock Environmental Health.