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AWWA DIRECTOR'S REPORT
n January, the AWWA held its Winter Board Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico. One of
the major agenda items is the election for several positions on the Board of Directors.
The American Water Works Association Board of Directors elected Jeanne BennettBailey of Fairfax, Virginia, as the association's next president-elect and chose four
new vice presidents and one new director-at-large.
An AWWA member since 1990, Bennett-Bailey is the public affairs officer for Fairfax
Water in Fairfax, Virginia, the state's largest water utility. Currently chair of the AWWA
Public Affairs Council, Bennett-Bailey received AWWA's Volunteer of the year Award in
2014. Bennett-Bailey begins her role as president-elect in June 2015, at the conclusion of
AWWA's Annual Conference and Exposition in Anaheim, Calif. She will serve her one-year
presidential term beginning in June 2016.
A graduate of George Mason university in Virginia, Bennett-Bailey holds many leadership
positions within AWWA, including as a member of the Board of Directors, the Executive
Committee, the utility Quality Management Committee and the Diversity and Member
The four new vice presidents selected by the Board are:
* Steve Dennis has a long history of service in the California/Nevada Section.
He has served as section chair, as a member of the executive committee and
governing board, and on various committees.
* Jon Eaton has been a member of the Minnesota Section for over 20 years, where he
most notably built the section's scholarship fund to its planned level. He is superintendent of utilities at the City of Eagan, Minn.
* Martha Segal is notable at the Kentucky/Tennessee Section for founding and chairing
the section's Diversity Committee. She is an assistant director at Metro Water Services
in Nashville, Tenn.
* Brian Steglitz is a director at the Michigan Section and is active on numerous committees at the Association level. He received the Raymond J. Faust Award for Outstanding
Personal Service the Water Supply Field from the Section in 2013.
Also elected was Sally Mills-Wright as director-at-large. Mills-Wright, from the Texas
Section, is the water treatment manager at the City of Arlington's Water utilities Division.
She has been particularly active in bringing veterans into the water profession as part of
the AWWA Water Sector Veterans' Workforce Initiative.
Also at the Board Meeting, the Strategic Coordination Team was announced for
AWWA2020. I am honoured to be a part of this group that includes:
David LaFrance, AWWA CEO and Mike Howe, Texas Section Executive Director - Co-Chairs
Tim Worley, California/Nevada Section Executive Director (Region V)
Alane Boyd, Intermountain Section Executive Director (Region IV)
Mona Cavalcoli, New Jersey and Minnesota Sections, Section Manager (Regions I and III)
Peggy Guingona, Florida Section Executive Director (Region II)
Tom Moulton, AWWA Vice President (Region III - Ontario)
Lela Perkins, AWWA Vice President (Region IV - Rocky Mountain)
Susan Franceschi, AWWA Staff
Finally, our visiting officer from AWWA for our conference coming up in Toronto will
be Vice-President Mike Simpson of the Indiana Section. Mike and I came on the board at
the same time and I have had the pleasure of working with him on a number of occasions
including the Executive Committee. Please join me in welcoming him to our conference
and the City of Toronto.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ontario Pipeline - Spring 2015
From the Publications Chair
The OWWA Report
The OMWA Report
The OWWEA Report
From Our AWWA Director
Ontario’s Water Conference and Tradeshow
Acclamation of 2015–2018 OWWA Directors
Let’s Drink to That!
New Possibilities with Municipal Water Data
The NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Water Treatment at the University of Waterloo
Making a Mark
AWWAO Certification Week
Novel Use of Stabilized Hydrogen Peroxide in Drinking Water
Water for People India Impact Tour
Welcome New Members
Calendar of Events
OWWEA Member Listing
Index of Advertisers | Ad.com
Ontario Pipeline - Spring 2015