Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2010 - (Page 54)

o From the CEO Honoring Our Leaders Dwight Calhoun Wayne Fontenot 54 • Second Quarter 2010 OBSERVING BOB SELCHERT RECEIVE THE WISCONSIN Rural Water Association’s Life Time Achievement Award at their annual conference in Green Bay, I was fi lled with a host of thoughts and emotions. This now-elderly man gave two decades of his life volunteering to make this association that he so deeply cared about into one of the premier associations in our family. It was humbling to see this great man so deeply touched by this overdue gesture of appreciation. Oh, the paths we have walked down together and the experiences, both pleasant and otherwise, we have been through. Last fall, two other great leaders from the NRWA Board stepped down – Dwight Calhoun, West Virginia and Bobby Scott, Tennessee. Two others who have done much to change and shape the water environment in which we thrive. And then, a few weeks ago, I received a phone call from Wayne Fontenot from Louisiana informing us that he would be leaving our board this fall. He has served in a variety of key positions in our association for over three decades and is perhaps best known for his stories of Boudreau and Thibodeau. “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” – Proverbs 22:1 All of these good men, who have given so much to enrich our lives, leave with the respect and admiration of all of us in Rural Water. Perhaps you live in a place where you All of these good men, who have have never met these gentlemen, but I can assure you, even though you may have never given so much to enrich our lives, met them, your live is better because these leave with the respect and admiration men cared. And when a few good men were needed to step forward on our behalf, they did of all of us in Rural Water.. so. May God bless them for their service. BY ROB JOHNSON, NRWA CEO Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a continuing series of articles by NRWA CEO Rob Johnson about the men and women who have been the founders, creators, “movers and shakers” of NRWA from the beginning. Without them, Rural Water – nationwide – would not be the catalyst or the influential voice of rural America that we have become. Bobby Scott Bob Selchert

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2010

Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2010
From the President
Energy Reduction Planning for Utilities
Energy Efficiency
Using the Water Bill to Foster Conservation
Regulatory Update
Rally Wrap Up
Water University for Utility Managers
Rhapsody in Rural Water
Throwing My Loop
Index to Advertisers
From the CEO

Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2010