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2025 Centennial Conference Task Force  

It may be a few years away, but some planning for MWEA’s Centennial Conference in 2025 is already beginning. We are one of Michigan’s oldest organizations and turning 100 is an important milestone – one that we need your help with!

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Asset & Infrastructure Management  

Mission Statement: To provide support, resources and education to water and wastewater utilities and others associated with the implementation of asset management.

Goals: Provide educational seminars, write articles for MWEA and MI AWWA publications, provide networking opportunities and share information with EGLE.

Chair: Deann Falkowski, Fishbeck

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Biosolids  

Mission Statement: To provide leadership and promote beneficial uses of biosolids.

Goals: To make Michigan a national leader in environmentally sound biosolids processes and products.

Chair: Chad Antle, Bioworks Energy

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Collections Systems  

Mission Statement: To provide a forum for the ongoing education of operators, managers, engineers and technical sales professionals within the State of Michigan on wastewater collection systems’ construction, operation, maintenance and management.

Chair: Brian VanZee, C2AE

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Contaminants of Concern  

The Contaminants of Concern Committee began as an Ad-Hoc Committee, but is now a full committee of MWEA.

Chair: Joe Goergen, GCDCWWS

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Government Affairs  

Mission: To advocate for Michigan's water resources, reviewing and analyzing policies, rules, regulations, and legislation pertaining to water environment matters; developing MWEA’s position on water environment issues for BOD approval/adoption, and for public presentation via seminars and written communications; and providing a united voice for MWEA’s members.

Chair: Greg Kacvinsky, OHM Advisors

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Health & Safety  

Mission: Discuss ongoing Health and Safety topics and regulations, including current issues like Covid-19. This committee also develops an agenda for the annual seminar (or topics for consideration to present at other committee seminars and events).

Chair: Gary Timmer, SUEZ

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Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP)  

Mission Statement: Promote effective implementation and administration of Industrial Pretreatment Programs through the sharing of information, education, training and the recognition of professionalism.

Goals: Plan and organize a successful annual seminar. Increase participation at meetings and seminar.

Chair: Lambrina Tercala, OHM Advisors

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Joint Expo  

Help in the coordination of the annual Joint Expo which is co-sponsored with MI-AWWA.

Chair: Kip Koszewski

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Laboratory Practices  

Mission: To protect Michigan’s water environment by encouraging professional expertise in environmental laboratories through training and education.

Goals: To promote education through public outreach, professionalism and good laboratory practices, and innovation and collaboration.

Chair: Andrea Busch, GLWA

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Lagoon Operators  

Mission Statement: To bring Wastewater Lagoon Professionals, Regulators, Engineers and Manufacturer Representatives together to share ideas and solve problems related to lagoons.

Goals: To plan and conduct an annual committee sponsored seminar for training and continuing education.

Chair: Nathan Hunter, Hamlett Environmental Technologies

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Maintenance  

Mission Statement: To help facilitate and deliver information regarding maintenance's best practices in regard to treatment plants, pump stations, and distribution systems.

Goals: Through the exchange of maintenance information, it is the goal of this committee to enhance individuals, the utilities and the water treatment industry as a whole.
Chair: Mike Boven, SUEZ

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New Professionals  

Mission: To provide new professionals and new members within MWEA with an opportunity to maximize their potential as professionals in the water environment field in addition to providing services and programs to encourage student involvement.

Goals: To help new professionals, new members and students establish a relationship with MWEA and provide guidance, professional development, training, mentoring, and networking opportunities.

Chair: Matt Britton, C2AE

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Northern Michigan Wastewater Operators  

Mission Statement: Our purpose is to bring MWEA, all its benefits and tools, to the water and wastewater operators of Northern Michigan

Goals: To provide training and networking opportunities for Northern Michigan Operators.

Chair: Mark Fowler, City of Boyne City

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Outreach  

Chair: Carrie Cox, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner

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Process  

Network with professionals in the wastewater industry to discuss process -related issues and develop an annual Process
Seminar.

Chair: Allen Gelderloos, Jacobs

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Sustainable Energy  

Mission Statement: Guide people to energy efficiency resources and ideas. Provide education technologies, trends, legislation and funding related to sustainable energy practices.

Goals: To promote energy neutrality at WWTPs in Michigan based on the framework of WEF’s Energy Road map, foster communication among MWEA members, and liaison with Government Affairs to seek out and garner State and Federal support.
Current Chair: VACANT

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Water For People  

Water For People helps people in developing countries improve their quality of life by supporting the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities and health and hygiene education programs.

Chair: Lorene Bruns, Duperon

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Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) Initiative  

This committee is one of MWEA’s newest committees and is charged with administering several initiatives that are part of a multi-year grant received from EGLE. Items the Committee is responsible for include: administering the PUMP Award, hosting the Effective Utility Management Workshops, organizing and hosting the WRRF Academy learning series, as well as planning and hosting a recruitment and retention seminar. Teleconference meetings occur once or twice a quarter; come join this exciting and growing committee.

Chair: Heather Chelsek

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Watershed and Stormwater Management  

Mission: To provide leadership on Watershed Management and Stormwater policy, practice and education focusing on both rural and urban watershed issues and stormwater infrastructure in urban areas.

Goals: Educating our members and encouraging member participation in local Watershed Management projects. Push for dedicated funding options for municipal stormwater assets in Michigan.

Chair: Troy Naperala, AECOM

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