Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2013 - (Page 48)

M From the CEO The Best Lies Ahead MOSES WENT TO the top of the mountain and the Lord said to him, “This is the land which I swore to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, saying, I will give it to your descendants; I have let you see it BY ROB JOHNSON, NRWA CEO with your eyes, but you shall not go over there.” (Deuteronomy 34) In over 35 years of working with the National Rural Water Association, I have had the pleasure of working with over 200 members of our board, 17 presidents, several thousand state board members and several hundred executive directors, training specialists, circuit riders, wastewater technicians, ground water specialists, asset management specialist and office managers. All those who have worked so steadfast in the past have laid a solid foundation for our national association. We have really come a long ways after beginning with eight states in 1976. An association is never about one person but a large group of people sharing a common dream and manifesting the will to achieve it. It has been a great honor to work with the most noble and hardworking people in this great nation. I have just returned from our annual In-Service Training Program in Colorado Springs, Colorado, An association is never about and after a week looking into the faces of many old and young state association professionals, I one person but a large group have great confidence about the future. of people sharing a common Our accomplishments in DC this year have been awesome, especially when you consider the dream and manifesting the will climate of that town. The inroads made on sevto achieve it. eral new areas paint a wonderful picture for the future of our association. My colleagues in DC are capable of doing so much good for Rural Water. Sam Wade, our Deputy CEO, has created several new technological pathways that will move us well into the next few years. Living in Loco and working in Duncan allows me to live in a rural setting and experience all that you do. I have worked with many of my colleagues in our headquarters office for several decades and you will never meet a more hardworking, dedicated 48 • Third Quarter 2013 and friendly group of people. I have been blessed working with them. And our Board of Directors continue to change each year with some leaving and others just arriving. They take their jobs very seriously. You can tell much of the success of an association by the behavior and expectations of its board. NRWA is successful because our board will accept nothing less. And the plans of our Board of Directors, well…just wait. I’d rather you see the results than for me to just talk about them. All of this is to say that I have come to the top of the mountain of my last year with the National Rural Water Association and will not go into the future with you. From here I can see much of what lies ahead. Together the past has only created a very solid foundation for our association’s future. Standing on this peak, my view of the plans and potential for our Rural Water Association lets me say with great confidence and pride that the best years of National Rural Water Association still lie ahead. And oh what a future it will be. I thank God for the privilege of working with this great, large family of dedicated and committed people who really care about what they do. God bless you!

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2013

FROM THE PRESIDENT
KILOWATT REMINDERS
POWERING PROGRESS
PROJECTS THAT START IN RURAL AMERICA TOUCH THE LIVES OF ALL AMERICANS
WHAT DOES RURAL MEAN?
PROTECTING THE LAND
THE POWER OF AN ASSOCIATION
REGULATORY UPDATE
OLD CONSERVATION IDEA STILL IN VOGUE
THROWING MY LOOP
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS/ ADVERTISERS.COM
FROM THE CEO

Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2013

http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0418
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0318
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0218
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0118
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0417
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWA0016
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0317
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0217
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0117
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0416
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0316
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWA0015
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0216
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0116
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0415
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0315
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0215
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0115
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0414
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0314
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0214
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0114
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0413
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0313
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0213
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NRWQ/NRWQ0113
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/NRWQ0412
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/NRWQ0312
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/NRWQ0212
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/NRWQ0112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/NRWQ0411
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/NRWQ0311
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/NRWQ0211
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/NRWQ0111
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/NRWQ0410
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/NRWQ0310
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/NRWQ0210
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/NRWQ0110
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/NRWQ0409
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/NRWQ0309
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/NRWQ0209
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/NRWQ0109
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/NRWQ0408
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/NRWQ0308
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/NRWQ0208
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/NRWQ0108
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com