I am honored and excited to be serving as your WEAT Southeast Section President, replacing the impactful leadership of Past President Kristin O’Neill. Awarded WEAT’s 2019 Young Engineer of the Year, Kristin has left an impressive mark on the organization, doubling the section’s membership and leading us to a prime opportunity to provide education and value to the local water and wastewater industry.
As I think about our goals and direction for this year, my vision centers around two key focus areas:
Establish standard operating procedures in our approach to networking, educating, and providing value:
Plan events with colleagues from cities and municipal entities
Provide value through education and training
Host membership drives
Increase access to resources
Raise funding for our scholarship program through section meetings and events
Did you know WEAT has a scholarship? We do! And we’d like to fund it more and provide more opportunities for our members and their children to have access to higher education.
In fact, we’ve already gotten off to a great start touring Baytown’s WWTP in March and learning about water quality management at the Houston Zoo during May’s section meeting. We still have the Clay Shoot, Water for People, and many other events planned for the year, so be on the lookout for details coming soon and be sure to sign up!
With all the fun events we have planned, I’m grateful to be working alongside a talented team of board members and volunteers. Our group takes pride in knowing your membership needs are met, so I encourage you to reach out to any one of us if there’s anything we can do to improve your experience.
I look forward to getting to know you and bringing continued energy and value to the section.