The Florida Ground Water Association (FGWA) recently presented an award to Tony Gilboy, the District’s well construction regulation manager, for his outstanding service to the association.
The award was presented to Gilboy at the recent FGWA Convention and Trade Show in Orlando. “To be recognized at such a large convention was an extraordinary experience,” said Gilboy.
Gilboy was honored for his outstanding contributions to the well industry. His contributions include the development of a statewide permit application and completion report, significant input in the development of an electronic online permitting system and the facilitation of the District’s Well Drillers Advisory Committee meetings.
According to Junior Crosby, director of the Florida Ground Water Association, the District’s well regulation program, which is overseen by Gilboy, is a model that sets the state standards for well contractors.
“I was really surprised, especially because the recognition came from an association whose industry we regulate,” said Gilboy. “I am proud of my department and the other service offices as a whole because this award is really the result of every staff member’s commitment to customer service and hard work.”
Gilboy has also worked with industry representatives to provide a training curriculum for new contractors through the International School of Well Drilling.
Gilboy is recognized as a visionary within the industry and is a frequent speaker at seminars, meetings and trade shows. He has presented at the annual meetings of the National Ground Water Association, the Florida Ground Water Association, the American Ground Water Trust, the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
This is the second time Gilboy has been honored by the FGWA for his exceptional contributions to the water well industry.