Tobi Duckworth, Ana-Lab Corporation CEO, has announced the winners for the 2019 Charles H. Whiteside Municipal Grant. Mr. Duckworth stated, “Ana-Lab is a leading environmental laboratory with a rich history in supporting our communities and we are proud to be able to offer such an award to deserving clients.”
The City of Lefors in the Texas Panhandle Region was recognized as the Small Municipality winner and the Brownsville Public Utility Board in the South Texas Rio Grande Valley Region was recognized as the Large Municipality winner. Each city received a grant in the amount of $5,000 (USD).
Ashley Fenix, Panhandle Regional Manager stated, “The City of Lefors is more than deserving in receiving such an award that will help them with training and licensing of their water system employees, as well as enabling them to purchase needed equipment.” Joel Manjarrez, Rio Grande Valley Regional Manager added, “The Brownsville Public Utility Board is a long-time Ana-Lab customer and I know the grant will be put to good use to provide training for their personnel.”
The grant was established in honor of founder and President Emeritus, Charles H. Whiteside to help with offsetting day to day operational expenses such as needed equipment, training, personnel or other essential items for municipality clients. The award is given to both a small and large municipality based on need. They are nominated by Ana-Lab Corporation Regional Managers and selected by a review board. The nomination and application process begins each January with winners announced the following May. Participants must be current clients of Ana-Lab Corporation.