2018 — Brent Mecham

Brent Mecham

Winner of the Roy William Memorial Award for 2018

Brent has left an indelible imprint on the irrigation industry in numerous ways.  His current title of Industry Development Director for the Irrigation Association has him on the front lines in the development of standards and codes that affect irrigation products and practices.  An affable person by nature, Brent enjoys interacting with others and has become the respected face and voice at the negotiation table, adeptly representing the irrigation industry interests.

Brent has been a regular presenter at ASIC National Conferences, sharing information with irrigation design professionals from across the country about upcoming industry codes and standards and future trends.  He also serves as a perennial presenter and instructor for IA classes and helped author many of the IA study guides and other educational materials including the authoritative Irrigation 6th Addition.  Brent was also the backbone of the writing team that produced the widely respected IA/ASIC Best Practices for Landscape Irrigation.  Brent currently is certified as an IA Designer (CID); Water Manager (CLWM); Contractor (CIC) and Auditor (CAIS).

Stacy Gardner, Awards Chair and incoming ASIC Vice President offered the following: “The Awards Committee overwhelming supported Brent’s nomination for the Roy Williams Award in recognition of his years of dedicated service to the Irrigation Industry.  Brent has worked tirelessly for the last decade and longer to protect the interests of irrigation contractors, consultants, distributors, and manufacturers.  His work on standards and codes has resulted in a balanced approached to outdoor water use and potential restrictions.”

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