Former Operations Manager, Harvey Levitt, Receives Award

  Harvey Levitt (center) receives the Professional Achievement Award for the Public Sector at a recent conference from representatives from the Solid Waste Association of North America. 

Harvey Levitt (center) receives the Professional Achievement Award for the Public Sector at a recent conference from representatives from the Solid Waste Association of North America. 

              Harvey Levitt, former Operations Manager at the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority (DWSWA), Dalton, GA, was recently awarded the “Professional Achievement Award-Public Sector” by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). Given annually, this award recognizes SWANA Members for valuable and distinguished contributions to the Association, the individual’s employing organization and the general public. The length of continuous contributions and services by the individual is a consideration in the selection.

            Nominated by the Georgia Chapter of SWANA, Mr. Levitt has more than 25 years of experience in solid waste management in both the private and the public sector. He served for 18 years at DWSWA, overseeing a very successful solid waste management program, before retiring in December 2012.          “Harvey’s recognition is well deserved,” remarked Norman Barashick, Executive Director of the DWSWA.  “Harvey has worked tirelessly over the years to improve recycling access at the local level and to improve professional education access on the state level.”

            Harvey is a certified landfill operator in Georgia, and has participated for 20 years in the Georgia Landfill Operator Certification Training program as lead moderator and teacher. He served for 14 years as the Georgia Chapter’s treasurer, has participated in multiple committees, and continues to sit on the board of directors.

            For more information, contact SWANA at 1-800-467-9262 or SWANA-Georgia Chapter at 770-822-9309. Or visit www.swana.org or www.gaswana.org.