Awards and Recognition

Water Quality Advocacy

  • 2011 Sidney C. Solomon Award
    • Awarded by the Pacific Water Quality Association (PWQA) for outstanding service in the area of governmental affairs.


  • 2011 California Groundwater Association Advocacy Award
    • Bestowed in recognition of Pete Conaty’s outstanding efforts to promote effective legislation for the public and the groundwater industry.



Veterans Advocacy

  • 2014 Cal-Vet Veterans First Award
    • Awarded by California Department of Veterans Affairs (Cal-Vet) Secretary Peter J. Gravett (MG, U.S. Army-Ret.) for outstanding service to Veterans and support of the California Department of Veterans Affairs along with leadership in the field of Veterans’ Advocacy.


  • 2014 United States Selective Service System Honored Patriot Award
    • Presented by the United States Selective Service System, Mr. Conaty was honored for his work to AB 2201 (Chavez, 2014) to ensure its merits were successfully understood.


  • 2010 Cal-Vet Veterans First Award
    • Awarded in recognition for Mr. Conaty’s distinguished service to the nation and in acknowledgement invaluable contributions to California’s Veterans over the past 15 years as a legislative advocate.


  • 2009 Military Order of the Purple Heart-Department of California
    • Mr. Conaty was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the creation of the California Purple Heart monument in Capitol Park.


  • 2009 Jewish War Veterans of America-Department of California
    Burt Herman Citizen of the Year Award

    • Awarded for exemplary and tireless efforts in support of Veterans in California.


  • 2008  Vietnam Veterans of America-California State Council
    Member of the Year


  • 2006 National Guard Association of California Distinguished Service Medal
    • Given for dedication and support of the programs and services of the California National Guard.


  • 2006   Medal of Merit, California Military Department
    • Awarded for outstanding voluntary assistance and charitable efforts to the National Guard Association of California.


Other Recognitions

  • 2005   California Off-Road Vehicle Association (CORVA) Past President’s Award
    • Given for outstanding service to the OHV community.