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fromtheassociation SOURCESummer2012 Volume 26 No. 3 Published for Honor, Courage, American Water Works Association CommitmentCalifornia-Nevada Section,10574 Acacia Street, Suite D6 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 (909) 481-7200 Fax: (909) 481-4688 or (909) 291-2107 By Charles W. (Bill) Wulff, Jr., Association Director, AWWA, www.ca-nv-awwa.org CW Wulff Associates Section Staff Executive Director Tim Worley Assistant Executive Director ADirector representing the CA-NV Some of the best operators, supervisors,the training, integrity, and value of thosewho served and protected our country.s I write this last report as your seniorAmerican Water Works Association(909) 291-2114Sita RamakrishnanDirector of Finance/ Section, I am grateful for the support and Director of Programs and Compliance managers, and various other personnel I Linda Contreras backing I have received from our member- ever had the pleasure to work with or for (909) 291-2116 ship, fellow board members, and especially were military veterans. Names like Robert Certification Specialist the confidence shown by everyone current Puddicombe, Joe Monscvitz, Bill Moran, Gina Enriquez and past who ever supported my involve- along with newly installed AWWA President (909) 291-2109 ment in AWWA. During the past three years, Charlie Anderson and Deputy Executive Communications Specialist a number of issues and projects have made Director Tom Curtis are prime examples of Maria Moncayo-Huerta the directorship experience interesting and (909) 291-2109 unique, and I believe there were many suc- those who served their country and commu- Education Specialist cesses. In particular, there is one involve- nities. No matter what branch of service they Jennifer Sandoval come out of, veterans bring both technical ment during this three-year period that I (909) 291-2113 and non-technical skill sets that are highly would like to point out as being one of spe- Events Specialist desirable in our industry, they also bring cial interest. Niki Chambers (909) 291-2119 Programs/Membership Specialist Kay Benns Some of the best operators, supervisors, managers, (909) 291-2118 Registration/Accounting Specialist and various other personnel I ever had the pleasure to work with or for were military veterans. Karla Purther (909) 291-2117 Systems Administrator Tyler Johnson (909) 291-2112 Work for Water is a career development with them intangible attributes including project created by AWWA and the Water honor, courage, and commitment. Published by Environment Federation (WEF), which Apogee Publications provides resources to find jobs and how to So to all our veterans looking for second 6528 Greenleaf Avenue, Suite 219 prepare for rewarding careers in protecting careers in the water industry and to those Whittier, CA 90601 potential employers, who are always looking public health and the environment. (562) 698-3424 for quality personnel, please visit the website Resources include an AWWA career center Sales Manager listed above and check out the valuable Kathleen Pishotta (888) 371-4933 and WEF job bank, hyperlinks to various information and links to help facilitate resources for recruiting military veterans, Editor quality employment in our industry. Nicole Millman-Falk water utility toolkits for promoting the water Art Director profession, and Young Professionals infor- Phil Brun, Assistant Public Works Director Traci Graber mation. of the City of Napa, is replacing me on the AWWA Board. As Past Chair of the Section, Its website (www.workforwater.org) focuses along with numerous other volunteer posi- on four groups of interest—high school/ PUBLISHED July 2012 votech, college, advanced science, and mili- tions, he brings with him talent and enthu- © 2012 Apogee Publications. siasm that will serve him and the Section well All rights reserved. The contents of this tary. It is the Military Second Career link that in his new role as your new Director. Again, publication may not be reproduced b any has piqued my interest. As a veteran myself thanks to all with whom I have worked over means, in whole or in part,without the prior (US Army 1969-71), I have had the pleasure written consent of the publisher. of working with many veterans over the the years, including members and staff of both AWWA and the CA-NV Section. S course of my career—as co-workers and as a manager who recognized and appreciated 8 SOURCE summer 2012


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