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The Lee Agger Award was established in 1990 in memory of Lee Agger, whose hard work in establishing JETCC was an inspiration to all who worked with her. Ms. Agger died in 1989 after a prolonged illness. It is said that it was Lee Agger who put JETCC on the map, as she was a very dedicated sincere woman able to motivate many people to volunteer on behalf of environmental training. This Award was created by the JETCC Board to recognize fellow environmental professionals who have shown a similar dedication to JETCC. It is presented annually at the Maine Wastewater Control Association's Convention. Selection criteria is based on meritorious support and service to environmental training in the State of Maine by an individual(s) or facility / organization. Nominations are made by the JETCC staff and board members or can be solicited from the outside.
On Thursday, September 21st, Scott Firmin of Portland Water District received the 2017 Lee Agger Award from the Maine Joint Environmental Training Coordinating Committee (JETCC). The award was presented during the Maine Water Environment Association (MEWEA) Fall Convention at Sunday River in Newry, Maine.
Scott taught his first JETCC class in 2005. Since 2012 Scott has assisted with 13 JETCC training classes most of which with the goal of preparing Maine’s wastewater operators for entry to higher-level exams. Through Scott’s encouragement and guidance, many PWD employees as well as operators from other facilities have been encouraged to step forward and present training to benefit others in our industry. Scott has also initiated a number of new training programs offered through JETCC including the recently successful 12-session, 6-month Wastewater Operator School.
Scott works as Director of Wastewater Services for Portland Water District and is also a Professional Civil Engineer with Master Degrees in Business Administration and Environmental Engineering. He holds a Grade 5 Certificates in Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation and Wastewater Collection Systems. He has worked for Portland Water District since 2001.