Savannah, Ga. – The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) announced a new slate of board members and officers today during its Executive Management Conference. The AMWA Board of Directors is the governing body of the association and represents the increasing diversity of the water sector and the communities AMWA members serve.
Reelected to another term on the Board were Angela Licata, Deputy Commissioner of Sustainability, New York City Department of Environmental Protection; Jim Lochhead, CEO/Manager of Denver Water; John Entsminger, General Manager of the Las Vegas Valley Water District; Yvonne Forrest, Director of Houston Water; Scott Dewhirst, Water Superintendent of Tacoma Water; and Shane Chapman, Assistant General Manager/CAO of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
New directors elected to the Board were Edward Campbell, Resource Protection Director, Portland Water Bureau; Andrea Cheng, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Water Management; Yann Le Gouellec, Director, Newport News Water Works; Lindsey Rechtin, President/CEO, Northern Kentucky Water District; and Todd Swingle, Executive Director, Toho Water.
The Board’s executive committee also experienced changes to its roster. John Entsminger, General Manager of the Las Vegas Valley Water District, was elevated to the role of president, while Yvonne Forrest, Director of Houston Water, assumed the position of vice president. Jeff Szabo, Chief Executive Officer of Suffolk County Water Authority, became the treasurer, and Jim Lochhead, CEO/Manager of Denver Water, assumed the role of secretary.
“AMWA is thrilled to welcome such a diverse, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic group of leaders who have demonstrated their commitment to providing high-quality, safe, and affordable drinking water to all communities,” said AMWA CEO Tom Dobbins, CAE. “I look forward to working with this board as they provide excellent thought leadership and expertise to inform and guide that work to solidify AMWA’s position as leaders in water.”
For over 40 years, the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies has been the nation's unified and definitive voice for the nation's largest publicly owned drinking water systems on legislative, regulatory, security, sustainability, and utility management issues.
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