President’s Message

I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to lead the Southeast Section of WEAT. I know I have big shoes to fill from our outstanding past presidents: Connie Curtis, Pavani Silaparasetty, and Dylan Christenson; and I appreciate the advice each of them have passed down. For this year, my goals for the section will be:


  • Grow our events schedule to support all our members in their professional development.
  • Each month, we plan to bring events such as site visits, technical presentations, or operator trainings.
  • We will put an emphasis on getting back to in person meetings, COVID-19 permitting.


  • Last year, our commitment to scholarships was $10,000 and we plan to meet if not exceed that hefty goal.

Membership Growth:

Continue to build on the involvement of Greater Houston Metro utilities by providing access to the wealth of training and educational resources available from WEAT.

We had a very successful open house in late May and I look forward to hearing from you as we continue to grow. We are here to listen, please do not hesitate to reach to myself or any of the excellent volunteers that give their time week in and week out to make this section great! I would like to thank all of our officers and committee chairs who volunteer their time to the betterment of our section and industry.


Thank you,

Trevor C. Otter, P.E.