Justin Comer of Fulton has earned the 2016 Don Scott Award for Outstanding Class II Pollution Control Operator of the Year presented by the Mississippi Water and Pollution Control Operator’s Association. MWPCOA Incoming President Anthony Hall presented the award at the Association’s Annual Conference in Biloxi, MS on April 19. MWPCOA represents more than 2,500 certified water and wastewater operators in the state.
Comer has been employed by the City of Fulton for more than fourteen (14) years. When presented the award, Comer said, “I feel very humbled and appreciative to be considered for the award. There are plenty of deserving operators, and I’m grateful to be considered for this. I enjoy working for the public and helping city residents.” Comer also said, “I would like to thank the Mayor, Lynette Weatherford for nominating me and I would like to thank my family.”
The Don Scott Award is presented each year to a wastewater operator who exemplifies professionalism and dedication to his work. MWPCOA members submit nominations which are reviewed by Association’s Board of Governors. A final selection committee visits the operator’s facility and conducts an interview from which the final recipient is chosen.
Justin Comer is a Class II certified wastewater operator, a certification administered through the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. Minimum certification requirements include a passing grade on a written examination and at least one year of experience with qualifying wastewater facility.