26 SOURCE spring 2013 milestones News For and About the CA-NV AWWA Community John Donahue Cucamonga Water District Donahue Elected AWWA President- Elect. Illinois Section member John Donahue was elected President-Elect of the AWWA Board of Directors by acclamation at the winter meeting in Nashville, TN. An AWWA member since 1987, Donahue was honored with the association’s 2009 Fuller Award and has served on numerous AWWA committees at the Association and Section levels and continues to hold water and wastewater operator licenses. Four vice presidents were also elected: John Alston, Montana Section, Doug Brinkman, Chesapeake Section, Jeff Nash, Florida Section and Mike Simpson, Indiana Section. Martha Segal, Kentucky-Tennessee Section, was elected Director-at-Large. Michael Quinn President at South- West Water. The SouthWest Water Company (SWWC) has announced the appointment of Michael Quinn as President and Chief Executive Officer. Quinn is former President of Suburban Water Systems, SWWC’s Covinabased water utility, President of its ECO Resources, Inc., another SWWC subsidiary; and president of SWWC’s Utility Group. Cucamonga Breaks Ground for Plant Upgrade. The Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD) broke ground in October 2012 for a $40 million upgrade of the Lloyd W. Michael Water Treatment Plant, including a 6-million gallon onsite reservoir. “This project will enable us to continue meeting the strictest federal and state water quality requirements as we provide customers with the water they need,” said CVWD Board President Kathleen J. Tiegs. OC GWRS Celebrates 5 Years. The Orange County Groundwater Replenishment System, a joint effort of the Orange County Water and Sanitation Districts, has released a technical paper that details its history and development (http://www.gwrsystem.com/about). Since coming on-line in January 2008, the system has produced 100 billion gallons of ultra pure water and in January 2012, it broke ground on a $142.7 million, 30 MGD initial expansion that will create an additional 31,000 AFY when it’s completed in 2015. Larry Russell President, Marin Municipal Water District. Larry Russell of Tiburon was elected 2013 president of the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) and Director Armando Quintero of San Rafael as vice president. Russell’s goals include: “Doing more with less, using resources even more efficiently to provide both high quality water and customer service and ensuring a reliable water supply for the long term despite changing conditions.” Joan Finnegan is President at MWDOC. The Board of Directors of the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) has elected Joan C. Finnegan as President and Jeffery M. Thomas Vice President. Finnegan is past president of both the Water Advisory Committee of Orange County and the Orange County Water Association and says she “looks forward to leading MWDOC through this important time, when water providers face critical issues that will pave the way for a reliable water future.” Let’s network: send your good news to GCardenas@ca-nv-awwa.org.
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