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Former Dubuque water department manager receives industry top award

Bob Green, recently retired Water Department Manager for the City of Dubuque, has been named the recipient of the Iowa Section American Water Works Association’s top award: the Fuller Award. The award recognizes individuals who have provided distinguished service to the water supply field, demonstrated sound engineering skills, and provided constructive leadership.

Green started with the city in 1992 and remained there until his retirement in early 2017. Green started his career in the water industry in 1978 as the Water Distribution Manager for the Mahaska Rural Water. In 1988 he accepted a position as Assistant Water Distribution Manager in Orange County Florida and then returned to Dubuque in 1992.

Green was cited for his service in training others in the water industry and his service to IOWARN, which is an Iowa-based organization created to provide emergency service and equipment to Iowa communities in times of natural disasters.

Green was also cited for his involvement in the Dubuque community. He is a 32nd Degree Master Mason and has been along supporter of the Shriner’s Children Hospital. Green was active in local little league as both an umpire and coach and for many years was a leader in Dubuque area Cub Scout organizations.

Green and his wife Janet live in Dubuque and have two sons, Dustin and Kristopher, and twin granddaughters Brooke and Natalia.


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