OCWA — Central New York’s Water Authority’s Executive Director Jeff Brown was recently elected to become a member of the 25-person governing Board of the National Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA). Four other new members joined the Board to include representatives of Denver Water, Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority, Oklahoma City Water Utilities, and Ann Arbor Water Utilities.  AMWA is an organization of the largest publicly owned drinking water systems in the United States with a membership that serves more than 160 million people across the United States with safe drinking water.

AMWA Board Members

AMWA Board Members – Jeff Brown on right

The association represents the interests of these water systems by working with Congress and federal agencies to ensure federal laws and regulations protect public health and are cost-effective. In the realm of utility management, AMWA provides programs, publications and services to help water suppliers be more effective, efficient and successful.

AMWA is governed by a Board of Directors, which represents all regions of the country. Committees on utility management, regulation, legislation, sustainability and security provide the expertise to achieve water suppliers’ goals, including sustainable operations, regulations based on sound science and cost-effective laws that support the safety and security of drinking water. A full-time professional staff is located in Washington, D.C.

Pictured with Jeff are Verna Arnette, General Manager at Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority, and Brian Steglitz, Director of Ann Arbor Water Utilities.