Garry Turner

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The recipient of the 2009 Jim Current Professional Excellence Award is Garry Turner. Garry started working for the City of Olathe as a Utility worker in March of 1979. In 1981 Garry transferred to the Water Plant as an Operator, and then was promoted to Lead Maintenance Worker in 1987. In December of 1990 Garry was promoted to Operations Supervisor, then Water Production Supervisor in 1994, Assistant Water Production Superintendent in 1998 and finally Water Production Superintendent in 2005, a position he kept until retiring in December of 2007. Currently Garry is an Instructor for FSCC teaching Environmental courses. Garry continues to be involved in Municipal and State organizations and stays engaged in the Kansas Section AWWA and KDHE Operator Training efforts. Garry received a Small System Award from AWWA in 1999 for his work in developing the program to get the Kansas Section Top Ops program nationally recognized by writing the by-laws for the Kansas Section and also received the Operator Meritorious Service Award in 2007, also from AWWA.

Congratulations to Garry on all of his achievements.