Birmingham Water Works to Be Inducted into Training Hall of Fame


Birmingham Water Works celebrates a decade of excellence in training in 2022, as its Training Department has ranked among the top teams in the nation according to Training magazine.

During the awards ceremony held Feb. 28th in Orlando, Florida, Training unveiled its Training Apex (formerly known as the Training 100) rankings. Birmingham Water Works landed at #7.

This is the fourth consecutive year the Training Team has placed within the top 10, which results in Birmingham Water Works becoming eligible for a place in the Training Hall of Fame, the first utility to earn this distinction. The induction ceremony will take place next year.

“This honor is one that is shared amongst our Board of Directors and all BWW employees,” says Birmingham Water Works General Manager Michael Johnson. “We thrive to not only ensure the constant availability of quality drinking water to our customers, but it’s imperative that we provide our staff with top-notch on the job training to excel and exceed the expectations of providing such an essential necessity.”

Led by BWW Training, OD and Safety/Risk Management Officer Rhonda Lewis, the Training Team includes Meridith Hollins, Training Coordinator; Sam Day, Organizational Development Specialist; Marilyn Vertison, Organizational Development Specialist; LaDedra Ruffin, Safety Representative; Morgan Dill, Risk Management Coordinator; and Joyce Perry, Risk Management Supervisor.

“We salute these best-in-class organizations for their laser-focused commitment to learning and development, their brilliance in continuing to successfully deliver training despite the ongoing pandemic, and their unwavering belief that Training Matters—and n