Lake Charles, LA – Glenda Guimbellot, from the Town of Woodworth Utility System, received highest honors this year at Louisiana Rural Water Association’s Annual Awards Banquet when she was named the 2018 Office Person of the Year of North Louisiana.  The awards were presented on July 18, 2018 at LRWA’s 33rd Annual Training and Technical Conference held in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

The LRWA Awards Program was established to recognize the outstanding efforts of Rural Water and Wastewater Systems and their personnel.  Of all the office personnel across the state, Glenda Guimbellot was selected as this year’s winner for her dedication to providing safe drinking water and helping to maintain a cleaner environment through her efforts in the water and wastewater industry in the State of Louisiana.

LRWA is a non-profit organization established in 1978 to aid small water and wastewater systems through training and on-site technical assistance.  Their assistance is geared toward the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater systems and to aid them in understanding the rules and regulations of said operation.  For years, Louisiana Rural Water Association has been the driving force, providing water and wastewater training and technical assistance to the small towns and rural areas in all 64 Louisiana Parishes.  In short, Louisiana Rural Water Association has a documented record of accomplishment in providing the highest quality training, technical assistance and informational products and services necessary for promoting public health and environmental protection.