David White Honored by Georgia Association of Water Professionals

Congratulations to Dalton Utilities’ own David White on winning the coveted Ira C. Kelley Award in November 2013 from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP). Each year, the GAWP recognizes one water professional in the state with the Ira C. Kelley Award which is given to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in operating an environmental laboratory facility; performed outstanding service in instruction and training other laboratory analysts; contributed to advancement of the laboratory field; and/or developed analytical techniques, procedures or instrumentation. This award is only given once to a recipient.

“David is an excellent asset to both Dalton Utilities and the State of Georgia,” stated Ben Kinsey, Director of Watershed Regulatory. “He serves on the GAWP Lab Committee and has held the chairman position in the past. David’s dedication to maintaining high standards in our laboratory functions and his commitment to continuously improving testing procedures is one of the key reasons why Dalton Utilities’ drinking water maintains such a superior quality. David takes pride in his work, and it shows in the outcome.”

David graduated from Berry College in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. He joined Dalton Utilities in August of 2002 as Water & Wastewater Laboratory Manager and is also a member of the Water Environment Federation. David and his wife, Joelene, live in southern Murray County near Resaca and are the proud parents of Jessica and Thad.