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R2528RESOLUTION NO. 2528 WHEREAS, Bernard A. Rains has faithfully served The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District from August 1, 1969, to his retirement as Director of Environmental Compliance effective August 1, 2003, and WHEREAS, Mr. Rains’ tireless energy, dedication and loyalty have contributed to the development and progress of the District and to the public which it serves, and WHEREAS, as Director of Environmental Compliance, Mr. Rains managed the internal and external environmental compliance activities of the District, and greatly contributed to the water quality and environment of the St. Louis metropolitan region, and WHEREAS, Mr. Rains’ numerous honors and distinctions include, but are not limited to: 1984-85 – elected President of the Missouri Water Pollution Control Association. 1986 – received the “Arthur Sidney Bedell” Award from the Water Pollution Control Federation for extraordinary personal service in the water pollution control field. 1988 – awarded Final Honors for excellence in scholarship by the faculty of the Washington University School of Technology and Information Management. 1988-92 – awarded recognition for outstanding service as Director from Missouri by the Water Environment Federation. 1999 – received the National First Place Award for an outstanding Industrial Pretreatment Program from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2003 – received a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of valuable contributions to the Water Resources Council and the citizens of the St. Louis Metropolitan Region from the East-West Gateway Coordinating Council. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS SEWER DISTRICT: THAT, this Board on behalf of itself, the District and its people, and the public it serves, herewith cites and expresses its greatest appreciation to Bernard A. Rains for his 34 years of exemplary service. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: THAT, a copy of this expression be presented to Mr. Bernard A. Rains. The foregoing resolution was adopted August 14, 2003.