Award of Merit

Based on a point system, the Operations Section Award of Merit gives public recognition to those whose service to the gas industry, through participation in the activities of the section, has been outstanding.

This includes; outstanding leadership, participation in AGA events and continuous and dedicated organizational service.

There are five levels of awards and a Lifetime Achievement category for an individual who has accumulated points of 150 or more:

  1. Award of Merit (Bronze) — 25 points
  2. Award of Merit (Silver) — 50 points
  3. Award of Merit (Gold) — 75 points
  4. Award of Merit (Platinum) — 100 points
  5. Award of Merit (Diamond) — 125 points

View the 2023 Awards Review

For award inquiries, contact Debbie Ellis.

2023 SAVE Awards

Southwest Gas and ONE Gas, Inc., have been selected as recipients of the 2023 SAVE Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to natural gas communications safety and education. Southwest Gas’ ‘Megaphone Man’ video was fun yet informative and expressed the crucial need for customers to call 811. While ONE Gas, Inc.’s ‘Start When Safe’ video proved that the slogan is memorable and can be used in many instances to promote safety. We thank them both for their participation and continued effort to be leaders in safety across the industry.

Distinguished Service Award:

AGA presents its Distinguished Service Award, AGA’s highest award, to the individual or individuals (primarily at the C-Suite level) who have made an outstanding and significant contribution to the natural gas distribution industry. 

The winner of this award is recognized at AGA’s Executive Conference. Contact: Edith Naegele

Natural Gas Industry Leadership Award:

The Natural Gas Industry Leadership Award is given to the individual or individuals (non-CEO, executive/director/manager level) who have made a notable commitment and achievement of success in the natural gas industry and has been a leader among their peers in the pursuit of operational excellence and success for their company and the overall natural gas industry.

The winner of this award is recognized at AGA’s Executive Conference. Contact: Edith Naegele