Committees

Maine Water Utilities Association public positions: There are currently six regular committees and one ad-hoc committee.

CommitteeChair(s)Mission
Training and Program Committee (TaP)Justin Richardson, Benny LaPlanteThe Training and Program (TaP) Committee shall develop timely topics to facilitate training and educational events, which will enhance operations, promote capacity development and service for members, water, and wastewater industry professionals.
Legislative and Regulatory AffairsRoger CrouseThe Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee shall monitor pending legislation and communicate the status of relevant legislation to the association. The committee shall promote the association’s position on legislation in the legislative process. The committee may also develop and recommend legislative goals and strategies to the Board or develop language for new legislation with Board approval.

Committee Documents Groundwater Availability Ownership and Rights in Maine
TechnologyMatt Zetterman, Brendon JoyceThe mission of the Technology Committee is to assist water professionals to develop and improve their operational efficiency through technology by providing quality training and by serving as a valuable resource for technology related matters.
Utilities Finance OfficersDavid Kane, Patrick DesrosiersThe mission of the Utilities Finance Officers Group is to review and/or disseminate information of special interest to water utilities on financial management issues, such as infrastructure financing, asset management, financial planning, accounting practices, rate setting, tax procedures, and water utility expenditures and revenues.
Water ResourcesAlisha Cooney, Greg PargellisThe mission of the Water Resources Committee is to represent and advocate water supply interests relative to source water protection and public health issues associated with drinking water.

Directors

Below are the 2021 Board of Directors for the Maine Water Utilities Association.

PositionNameOrganization
PresidentJohn LeachSouth Berwick Water District
1st Vice PresidentRick AnairGreater Augusta Utility District
2nd Vice PresidentRob PontauMeWEA Representative/Brunswick Sewer District
Treasurer/SecretaryNicki PellenzMachias Savings Bank
Past PresidentBrian McGuireHoulton Water Company
DirectorScott AbbotoniGreat Salt Bay Sanitary District
DirectorChris CurtisAuburn Water and Sewer District
DirectorJim LeightonMaine Rural Water Association Representative/Limestone Water & Sewer District
DirectorVacant