Florida Water Environment Association

Florida Water Environment Association - Event Information

Event Name:
Annual Awards Banquet

Event Type(s):
Big Bend Chapter



The Big Bend Chapter hosts an award banquet each year to present the Thomas P. Smith (TPS) Award to an individual that has been nominated and selected by FWEA committee members. When an individual receives the honor of the FWEA Big Bend Chapter TPS Award, it is to recognize their leadership and mentorship, contribution to advancement of wastewater design, operations, or regulations for the communities in the Florida panhandle, and their willingness to help others.

As part of the event, there is typically a guest speaker who has prepared a presentation of a current event or topic relating to our water environment, as attendees socialize and are served their meals.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their significant other to join us for dinner and the presentation of the TPS award.


Event Date:

Event Time:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern

Backwoods Bistro
401 E Tennessee St
Tallahassee, FL 32301

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Contact Person:
Jay Peterson
(phone: 8503228580)

This year, the 2019 Big Bend awards banquet will be hosted at Backwood Bistro restaurant situated in Tallahassee, Florida, and will begin at 6:30pm EST.
Ticket cost is $49.00, which includes your dinner entree and two (2) optional drink tickets for a house wine or beer-on-tap.
Attendees may pay ticket fee the evening of the event, by cash or check.

Guest Speaker and Topic to be announced.

Available Dinner Menu Options (Backwood Bistro, Tallahassee):

1. The Seminole Chop -- parmesan-herb crusted bone-in pork loin covered in a roasted red pepper compote on Bradley’s stone ground cheddar grits.
2. Jesse’s Dirty Rice  -- blackened shrimp, onions, mushrooms, and roasted red peppers in a Beastly béchamel soaked wild rice.
3.  Black and Bleu Mac -- blackened beef tenderloin tips, caramelized onions, and bleu cheese crumbles over a parmesan and cream cheese macaroni.
4. Chicken du Brussels -- grilled chicken breast over potato mash topped with garlic brussels sprouts and drizzled with a balsamic reduction.
5. Seasonal Stir Fry -- seasonal vegetable stir fry with mushrooms and spinach over wild rice drizzled with Bistro's sweetness sauce.
6. Southern Cobb -- fried or grilled chicken breast, soft-boiled egg, red onions, bacon, tomatoes, cheddar, aged-parmesan, over green leaf.


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