Richard Cook

Jim Current Year: 

2013

This year’s recipient started working for the City of Fort Scott on the night shift thirty-three years ago, in 1981.
In 1984 he was promoted to supervisor of the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
In 2006 the city’s Wastewater Plant won the Kansas Water Environment Association ‘Treatment Plant Award’ for Operation and Maintenance.
In 2007 our recipient was awarded the ‘William Hatfield Award’.
In 2010 he was promoted to the Utilities Director of the City of Fort Scott position. In this position he oversees Wastewater Treatment & Water Production along with Distribution Systems and Collections Systems and Fleet Maintenance.
In 2011 the City of Fort Scott’s Wastewater Treatment Plant won KWEA ‘Safety Award’.
He has been married for 35 years with 4 children and 6 grandchildren.
He is a member of the Water Environment Federation, the Kansas Water Environment Association, and is a member of Faith Christian Church.
After 33 years of commitment to the industry he is looking forward to retiring in 2015 and then traveling with his wife, doing woodworking projects, and playing with the grandkids.
Our 2014 recipient of the Jim Current Professional Excellence Award is Mr. Richard Cook.