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S URCE CONTRIBUTORS Mary Ellen Carroll Be Flexible and Come Equipped Mary Ellen Carroll is Director of Emergency Planning and Security for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. She has worked as an emergency manager for the City of San Francisco since 2005. John Hamner A Small Water System Responds John Hamner is the General Manager of the Callayomi County Water District, an adjunct professor at the Yuba College Campus in Clearlake and a part-time instructor for the Rural Community Assistance Corporation. He is also a T3, D3 and WWIII certified operator. Tommy Holmes What’s Up with WIFIA? Tommy Holmes is Legislative Director in the Washington, D.C. office of the American Water Works Association. He represents the Association’s interests on Capitol Hill and manages its grassroots Congressional communications. Habib Isaac Developing Defensible Inclining Tier Rates Habib Issac is Manager at Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc. He has extensive ex-perience in financial and utility rate modeling as well as establishing new funding mechanisms for municipalities to pay for necessary capital improvements. 6 SOURCE winter 2016 David Kimbrough and Francois Rodigari To Flush or Not to Flush David Kimbrough is Water Quality Manager for Pasadena Water & Power. He has previously worked for the Castaic Lake Water Agen-cy and California EPA, served on the advisory committee to  the USEPA, and has authored papers on environmental chemistry and microbiology. Francois Rodigari is the Director of Water Quality and Environmental Services at San Jose Water Company. He has worked at East Bay Municipal Utilities District and Northern Testing Laboratories and has a Mas-ter of Science degree in Environmental Quality Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Mark Standriff and Karen P. Snyder Fresno Implements Urgent Proposition 218 Campaign Mark Standriff is a Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the City of Fresno, responsible for developing public awareness campaigns for City of Fresno programs and services. He spent 30 years in television broadcasting and is a regular guest on Fox Business Network, CNBC and the BBC. Karen Snyder is Water Practice Lead and a Director at Katz & Associates. She has been active in water and wastewater utility public relations for almost 30 years, specializing in strategic communication planning, construction relations, and crisis communication. Maureen A. Stapleton Be Willing to Fail Maureen A. Stapleton has been General Manager of the San Diego County Water Authority since 1996. She is past board chair for the Western Urban Water Coalition and California Urban Water Agencies. California-Nevada Section, American Water Works Association 10435 Ashford Street Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 Fax: (909) 481-4688 or (909) 291-2107 (909) 481-7200 | www.ca-nv-awwa.org Mission Statement SOURCE magazine is a publication of the California- Nevada Section of the American Waterworks Association. Its goal is to be a clearinghouse of information for waterworks professionals and the regional water industry community. Publisher Apogee Publications 6528 Greenleaf Avenue, Suite 219 Whittier, CA 90601 (562) 698-3424 ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Kathleen Pishotta (888) 371-4933 EDITOR ART DIRECTOR Penelope Grenoble Aude Cabaldon SOURCE Editorial Advisory Committee Issam Najm, Chair Water Quality & Treatment Solutions, Inc. Stefan Cajina California State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water Uzi Daniel West Basin Municipal Water District Andrew DeGraca San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Joy Eldredge City of Napa Willie Frehner Las Vegas Valley Water District Bruce Macler USEPA, CA-NV AWWA Past Chair Tim Worley CA-NV AWWA Nicole Blute, Technical Editor Hazen and Sawyer Section Staff EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Tim Worley DIRECTOR OF FINANCE/ASST. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Sita Ramakrishnan DIRECTOR OF EVENTS AND MARKETING Linda Contreras CERTIFICATION PROGRAM MANAGER Steven Garner CERTIFICATION SPECIALIST Gina Enriquez EDUCATION SPECIALIST Jennifer Sandoval SR. MEMBER SERVICES SPECIALIST Armando Apodaca COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR Sara Baxter PROGRAM COORDINATOR Miguel Avila-Renta ACCOUNTING/REGISTRATION COORDINATOR Shobhana Chickamane ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Heidi Gautschi PUBLISHED January 2016. © Apogee Publications. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part,without the prior written consent of the publisher.


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