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Want to get involved in SCAWWA? Join a committee! We have more than a dozen committees that organize workshops and other events for SCAWWA members.

Resources for committee chairs


Any member can join these committees

To learn more about a committee, or to inquire about joining, contact the Committee Chair. 


 Committee  2018-19 Chair
 Management Committee  Jonathan Ladd
 Member Engagement Committee  Meghan Moody
 System Protection Committee  Chris Cribb
 Water for People Committee  Becky Thames
 Customer Service Committee  Vermell Scott
 Water Resources Committee*  Jason Lemieux
 Distribution Committee  Ken Hanna
 Partnership for Safe Water Committee  Jeff Phillips
 Emergency Preparedness Committee*  Chris Eleazer
 Research Committee  Andrea Hargette
 Scholarship Committee  Sue Schneider
 Young Professionals Committee  Paige Lux
 Stormwater Committee  Nick Morgan
 Information Technology Committee  Jamie Churchill
 Student Activities Committee  Jon Sherer
 Water Utility Council  Jay Nicholson


*Indicates joint SCAWWA-WEASC Committees.

Membership on these committees is by election or appointment

 Committee 2018-19 Chair
 Executive Committee Robert Osborne
 Budget & Finance Jane Byrne
 Communications Committee  Murray Dodd
 Fuller Award Committee Paul Hargette 
 Wiedeman Award Committee Clint Shealy
 Nominating Committee Sue Schneider 
 Operator Meritorious Award Committee Jeff Phillips













How Committees Work

Our committees and their structure are outlined in the SCAWWA Section Handbook linked below. Here's an overview:

  • Committee Chairs are appointed by an Executive Committee member to serve a one-year term. Terms match our fiscal year, which is July 1 - June 31.
  • For most committees, any SCAWWA member may join. Just contact the committee chair or the association staff.
  • Committees organize events for members, such as workshops, conferences, and social events. 
  • Each committee is responsible for developing an annual budget using the Budget Request Form and submitting it to the Executive Committee for approval.

Committee Chair Responsibilities

  • Submit a budget for your Committee by March 31 using the Budget Request Form posted below.
  • Work with your committee to plan a workshop/event. Refer to the Workshop Guide and use the Workshop Order Form to plan your event.
  • If you need help, contact your Executive Committee liaison. They are happy to help you!


2015-16 Chair

Management Committee

Jim Ouellet
Membership Committee October Ivester

System Protection Committee

Shane Jenkins
Water for People Committee Mihaela Coopersmith
Customer Service Committee Vermell Scott
Water Resources Committee*
Chris Ericksen
Distribution Committee Ross Wattay
Partnership for Safe Water Committee Will Huggins
Emergency Preparedness Committee*
Kyle Lindsey
Research Committee Jeff Phillips
Scholarship Committee Gary Visser
Young Professionals Committee Dave Johnson
Stormwater Committee Steve Sands
Information Technology Committee Brian Head
Student Activities Committee Jane Gan
Water Utility Council Rebecca West  

SCAWWA Committee Resources

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Forms and guidance documents for SCAWWA Committees.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Guidance on Virtual Meetings, Workshops & Training PDF (80.11 KB)  more ] Administration 6/25/2020
Pricing & Continuing Ed. Contact Hrs Guidance PDF (178.77 KB)  more ] Administration 5/20/2019
Alcohol Service Guidance Policy PDF (50.9 KB) Administration 5/20/2019
Request for Additional Funds Form PDF (142.83 KB)  more ] Administration 10/22/2019
Payment Request Form PDF (118.36 KB)  more ] Administration 10/22/2019
Services Procurement Guidelines PDF (64.94 KB) Administration 3/1/2019
Travel Reimbursement Guidelines PDF (66.59 KB) Administration 3/1/2019
Water Utility Subscription Form PDF (365.94 KB) Administration 2/23/2018
Committee Structure Summary PDF (59.3 KB) Administration 6/30/2014
Workshop Order Form (Word) DOC (50 KB) Administration 6/30/2014
Budget Request Form (Excel) XLS (54 KB)  more ] Administration 6/30/2014
Request for Additional Funds Form PDF (80.61 KB) Administration 6/30/2014

SCAWWA Section Handbook & Strategic Plan

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Strategic Plan PDF (1.18 MB) Administration 6/10/2015
Handbook - Revised May 2015 PDF (1.68 MB) Administration 5/7/2015
Bylaws - Appvd June 2014 PDF (66.3 KB)  more ] Administration 6/30/2014
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