ASSOCIATIONS: AWWA Elects Next President

Jerry Stevens, vowing to ?convert the brain drain into the brain power of young professionals, was elected as AWWA’s next president-elect Jan. 18 during the winter meeting of the association’s Board of Directors.AWWAlogo2

Stevens, who is general manager of the West Des Moines (Iowa) Water Works, is a registered professional engineer and holds a degree in civil engineering from Iowa State University as well as grade IV certifications in Iowa for water treatment plant operator and distribution system operator. He has been a member of AWWA for 35 years.

He will join the officer line in June and become AWWA president in 2011. Also elected during the board meeting as vice presidents were:

  • Don Broussard, water operations manager for the Lafayette (La.) utilities system and Southwest Section director;
  • Jim Chaffee, director of the North American water market segment for AECOM, a global engineering and consulting firm, and Wisconsin Section director;
  • John Donahue, general manager of the North Park (Ill.) Public Water District and Illinois Section director; and
  • Robert Walters, assistant manager of Davidson Water Inc. , a nonprofit cooperative water utility in Lexington, N.C., and the North Carolina Section director.

They join Charles Anderson from the Texas Section and Debra Kaye of the California-Nevada Section, who will continue to serve as vice presidents for another year.

Gary McCoy, director of water treatment at the Macon (Ga.) Water Authority, was elected to a three-year term as a director-at-large.

All the newly elected officers will assume their positions at the end of the AWWA annual conference this June in Chicago.

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