AMWA elects new board members, officers

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) last week, as part of its annual Executive Management Conference, announced a new lineup of board members and officers.

Re-elected 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. 

“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.”

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’s Board of Directors is the governing body of the association, which represents the nation’s largest publicly owned drinking water systems on legislative, regulatory, security, sustainability and utility management issues.

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