April 20, 2018

Gresham, Smith and Partners is proud to announce that George Dick, a water resources engineer in the firm’s Water + Environment market, was named the 2018 Young Professional of the Year by the Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA). The award is presented annually to a member of the organization, age 35 or younger, who has greatly supported the organization’s mission of promoting clean and sustainable water environments. Dick was honored at the Florida Water Resources Conference on April 17.

Gresham, Smith and Partners is proud to announce that George Dick, a water resources engineer in the firm’s Water + Environment market, was named the 2018 Young Professional of the Year by the Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA). The award is presented annually to a member of the organization, age 35 or younger, who has greatly supported the organization’s mission of promoting clean and sustainable water environments. Dick was honored at the Florida Water Resources Conference on April 17.

“This award is a testament to how much George’s peers across the state respect and admire him for his commitment to promoting clean water and the environment,” commented Jody Barksdale, P.E., ENV SP, senior vice president, Gresham, Smith and Partners. “Whether he’s designing water infrastructure for a client or mentoring students, he is almost constantly using his knowledge and experience to benefit others. We are incredibly proud of George and look forward to his continued growth and leadership.”

As a water resources engineer in the firm’s Water + Environment market, Dick assists with wastewater treatment facility design and rehabilitation, potable water treatment and biosolids projects throughout the southeast. Since joining GS&P in 2015 he has worked on a variety of projects, including biosolids upgrades at Pinellas County’s South Cross Bayou Water Reclamation Facility.

In addition to his work at GS&P, Dick is actively involved in the industry and community. He is a member of the FWEA Biosolids committee, helping provide technical education and professional development programs through seminars, workshops and access to experts.  Additionally, Dick is a member of the West Coast Chapter Steering Committee and the Student & Young Professional Committee. He also provides leadership for students in the University of South Florida Student Chapter.

The Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA), founded in 1941, is one of the largest state-run wastewater associations in the United States. The organization promotes a clean and sustainable water environment while bringing professionals together through professional development and networking opportunities. FWEA is comprised of nine local chapters and five student chapters at state universities.