Jim Barrett to receive ASIC’s 2024 Roy Williams Memorial Award

By |  April 15, 2024 0 Comments

The American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) selected Jim Barrett, FASIC, as the recipient of its Roy Williams Memorial Award.

Roy Williams was one of the founding members of ASIC and an award is given in his name to recognize significant contributions to the irrigation industry.

Barrett has over 50 years of experience in irrigation consulting. He established an independent irrigation consulting firm in 1985 after working with Robert Trent Jones, Sr., for thirteen years. At this time, the profession was in its infancy and a new concept for areas outside of the California market.

Prior to 1985, golf irrigation in most parts of the country had been provided by distributors and contractors who were reluctant to give up their role. But Barrett’s notable expertise and professionalism led to successful project outcomes and satisfied clients.

Barrett has more than 350 golf course irrigation systems to his credit and is also a member of and participates in ASABE, USGA and GCBAA. He was the lead author for Golf Course Irrigation Environmental Design and Management Practices and has presented multiple times at national and regional conferences, including GCSAA and ASIC.

Barrett has held seats on both the Irrigation Association (IA) and ASIC Board of Directors. He is also a past president of ASIC and was on the IA Certification Board of Governors for 22 years. He won the IA Industry Achievement Award in 2005 and the ASIC Sam Tobey Award in 2019.

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