APSP to Award $5,000 to an Outstanding Public Health Official or Department

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announces nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Dr. Neil Lowry Memorial Grant. The grant supports continuing education, technical, and operational activities of public health officials and departments to advance safer and healthier use of recreational water.

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Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announces nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Dr. Neil Lowry Memorial Grant. The grant supports continuing education, technical, and operational activities of public health officials and departments to advance safer and healthier use of recreational water. Recreational water includes pools, spas, hot tubs, natural waters, and water parks. Nomination forms are available online at APSP.org/Lowry.

The award is given in memory of Dr. Neil Lowry, a long-time member of APSP, who influenced the pool and spa industry for over 25 years as a consultant to government and private industry. Dr. Lowry contributed to the province of Ontario’s regulations for public spas and designed the Canadian model labels for pool products that are regulated under the Pest Control Products Act. He was a native of Windsor, Ontario, and received a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Cornell University.

The award recipient will be selected by a sub-committee of the APSP Recreational Water Committee. The judging will be based on the information presented on the application form. Candidates may be nominated by a third party or self-nominated. The deadline for submissions is June 6. Notification of the winner will be sent via e-mail. The award will be presented during the National Environmental Health Association’s (NEHA) annual education conference to be held on July 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Past winners of the Dr. Neil Memorial Grant are Florida Department of Health – Brevard County, Environmental Health Services Dept., 2013; Sacramento County Environmental Management Dept., 2012; Alexandria (VA) Health Dept., 2011; City of Houston, 2010; and City of Plano; 2009.

For more information about the award, email Bernice Crenshaw at bcrenshaw(at)apsp(dot)org.

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About APSP
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world’s oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, hot tub, and spa manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ agents, designers, builders, installers, suppliers, retailers, and service professionals. Dedicated to the growth and development of its members’ businesses and to promoting the enjoyment and safety of pools and spas, APSP offers a range of services, from professional development to advancing key legislation and regulation at the federal and local levels, to consumer outreach and public safety. APSP is the only industry organization recognized by the American National Standards Institute to develop and promote national standards of pools, hot tubs, and spas. For more information, visit APSP.org.


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