Who We Are
The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is the leading authority on the topic of global environmental responsibility. As a trusted resource to more than 5,000 environmental professionals worldwide, this nonprofit, nonpartisan professional association, provides a neutral forum for information exchange, professional development, networking, public education and outreach. The Florida Section of the A&WMA, which includes eight chapters statewide, is focused on:
– Communicating information about environmental issues (air, waste, and water) that affect industries in Florida; and
– Creating connections between members who can assist with solution management.
Our membership includes professionals from a variety of fields including regulators, consultants, academia and the legal community. The core purpose of the Florida Section of A&WMA is to improve environmental knowledge and decisions among its members by providing a neutral forum for exchanging information.
Kevin Washington (1948-2020)
A Member to Remember
Kevin Washington is a Florida Section member to remember. Kevin became a member of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) in 2000 and remained a member of the organization even after his retirement from Florida Power & Light (FPL) after 44 years of service. Kevin was always very passionate about A&WMA, especially with student engagement. He focused on mentoring students, fostering connections between students and industry professionals, promoting student programs such as the ECi challenge, and truly engaging others to join the organization. He was an advocate of the organization well into his retirement as an Emeritus Member.
Kevin was a Clair Fancy Award recipient, the most distinguished award presented to a FL A&WMA Section Member, for his outstanding leadership with student programs, consistent engagement, and promotion of the Florida Section. According to his wife, Karen, this Award was prominently displayed in their home.
Anyone who met Kevin knows Kevin was extremely involved with ministry activities, especially the prison outreach ministry. He also adored his 4 children and 9 grandchildren speaking of them often and of course sharing photos. He had a kind, open heart and genuinely cared for others, promoting them toward success in any way he could. Kevin was so very knowledgeable in his work and was always very willing to share that knowledge with others. If you ever asked Kevin how he was doing, he would quickly quip something like “if I was any better, I’d be twins!”. Kevin was always encouraging, always positive, always caring.
Cheers to you Kevin…..we truly appreciate you as a Florida Section A&WMA Member to Remember!
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