Maine Water Utilities Association public positions: There are currently six regular committees and one ad-hoc committee.
|Training and Program Committee (TaP)||Justin Richardson, Benny LaPlante||The 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 Affairs||Roger Crouse||The 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
|Technology||Matt Zetterman, Brendon Joyce||The 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 Officers||David Kane, Patrick Desrosiers||The 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 Resources||Alisha Cooney, Greg Pargellis||The 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.|
Below are the 2021 Board of Directors for the Maine Water Utilities Association.
|President||John Leach||South Berwick Water District|
|1st Vice President||Rick Anair||Greater Augusta Utility District|
|2nd Vice President||Rob Pontau||MeWEA Representative/Brunswick Sewer District|
|Treasurer/Secretary||Nicki Pellenz||Machias Savings Bank|
|Past President||Brian McGuire||Houlton Water Company|
|Director||Scott Abbotoni||Great Salt Bay Sanitary District|
|Director||Chris Curtis||Auburn Water and Sewer District|
|Director||Jim Leighton||Maine Rural Water Association Representative/Limestone Water & Sewer District|