The Michigan Section operates with six Councils overseeing the activities of the organization.
The purpose of this Council is serve as a resource for the development and implementation of programs designed to improve the water industry’s image; to increase public appreciation of the importance of safe drinking water; to increase the professional image of the water industry; to support national programs promoting the water profession that are in alignment with the Michigan Section strategic plan; and to oversee internal communication to assure an informed membership. This oversight includes website, newsletter, direct mail decisions, and monitoring online usage and website analytics to determine appropriate use of social media and website development.
Chair - Cindy Irving cci @ lbwl.com
Team Members: Ben Anderson, JoLisa McDay, Michael O' Malley, Kris Philip, Randy Roost, Tom Smith, Michelle Zdrodowski
The purpose of this Council is to oversee, coordinate and assure quality implementation of all aspects of the annual conference; to define and implement a coordinated, quality system of awards, contests, and recognition appropriate to the Section; and be accountable to the strategic plan and our Section values of quality products/services, excellence in all we do, and innovation/creativity.
Chair - Dave Stinson dstinson @ northernpwco.com (248) 421-9659
Team Members: Kip Koszewski, Ken McDonough, Jim Reinhold, Mike Schlegelmann, Doug Scott, Pat Staskiewicz
The purpose of this Council is to serve as an umbrella, overseeing, aligning, and coordinating all education functions or events to support the strategic plan.
Chair - Bob Miller robert.miller @ suez-na.com
Team Members: Bruce Bartley, Ray Berkin, Pat Droze, Grant Gartrell, Mike Grenier, Paul Reinsch, Scott Schmidt, Brian Thurston
The purpose of this Council is advocacy activity and policy position recommendations to the Section Board; to be aware of and proactively influence pending legislation and/or administrative rules or regulations which would affect the waterworks industry; to continue to frame policy positions for the section that support providing the highest quality drinking water; to establish contact with and support the activities of the AWWA Water Utility Council; and to utilize AWWA resources in Washington, D.C. and contacts in other Sections.
Chair - Molly Maciejewski mmaciejewski @ a2gov.org (734) 794-6000
Team Members: Arif Cekic, Matt Davis, Bill Fritz, Steve Guy, John O'Brien, Cheryl Porter, Mike Quinnell, Andrew Reynolds, Randy Scott, Bob Veneklasen, Bill Wolfson
The purpose of this Council is to build upon the existing foundation to recruit, retain and engage members; to promote the benefits of AWWA and the Michigan Section to potential members; to develop a diversified pipeline of potential leaders to fill leadership roles; to develop and manage a program to integrate the new members and in particular young professionals into the Section community; and to identify water professionals from diverse backgrounds/functions and engage them in Section activities.
Chair - Tina Pawlak tpawlak @ hollandbpw.com
Team Members: Alando Chappell, Joe Eastman, Jenna Karazim, Ashley Kimble
The purpose of this Council is to facilitate the development of communities of practice, connecting members who have a special interest in a particular issue or function of the water industry; and to oversee the development and implementation of projects addressing the mission of making a difference in people’s lives.
Chair - Geneva Vanlerberg gmv @ lbwl.com (517) 702-6544
Team Members: Jon Dmitruk, Sally Duffy, Glenn Hummel, Chuck Kronk, Peter Schwarz, Aaron Uranga, Ben Whitehead