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
Public AwarenessJanet BergerThe Public Awareness Committee shall communicate to the general public on issues important to the drinking water profession and assist the membership in enhancing public awareness in their local communities.
TechnologyT.C. Schofield, Matt ZettermanThe 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 OfficersRachel Bailey, David Kane
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
PresidentBrian McGuireHoulton Water Company
1st Vice PresidentJohn LeachSouth Berwick Water District
2nd Vice PresidentRick AnairGreater Augusta Utility District
Treasurer/SecretaryNicki PellenzMachias Savings Bank
Past PresidentScott AbbotoniGreat Salt Bay Sanitary District
DirectorChris CurtisAuburn Water and Sewer District
DirectorJim LeightonMaine Rural Water Association Representative/Limestone Water & Sewer District
DirectorJefferson LongfellowKennebec Water District
DirectorRob PontauMeWEA Representative/Brunswick Sewer District