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Council Members

Council members represent a network of thoughtful leaders committed to their communities and the concepts of sustainability. They have a full appreciation for the value of integrated water management and work together to unite the new, 21st century “green” water policies and practices with community sustainability goals and a region’s capital improvement program.

Water utility leaders who have expressed a commitment to implementing green infrastructure, resource recovery, and/or other sustainable solutions to their local and regional water issues, as well as leaders in related areas (such as urban sustainability directors, city or county environmental or planning directors, commerce leaders) are invited to join the U.S. Water Alliance to be eligible to serve on the Council.



Kevin Shafer
Executive Director
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

Nancy Ahern
Deputy Director
Seattle Public Utilities

Michael Carlin
Deputy General Manager & Chief Operating Officer
San Francisco Water, Power & Sewer

Dick Champion
Independence Water Pollution Control Department

Amy Chastain
SFPUC, Sewer System Improvement Program

Carol Collier
Executive Director
Delaware River Basin Commission

David Crockett
Director, Office of Sustainability
City of Chattanooga

Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells
Manager of Watershed Programs
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

Brent Fewell
Vice President,
Environmental Compliance
United Water

Adel Hagekhalil
Assistant Director
City of Los Angeles – Bureau of Sanitation

Chris Hankin
Executive Director

Tom Heikkinen
General Manager
Madison Water Utility

John Horwich
Green Infrastructure Program Director
The Trust for Public Land

Paula Kehoe
Water Resources Director
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Les Lampe
Vice President
Black & Veatch

Larry Larson
Executive Director
Association of State Floodplain Managers

Terry Leeds
Kansas City Water Services

Bryan Lennon
Assistant Water Division Director
City of Wilmington, Water and Sewer Division

Jeff Martinka
Executive Director
Sweet Water – the SE Wisconsins Watersheds Trust, Inc.

Erik Meyers
Vice President,
Sustainable Programs
The Conservation Fund

Michael Mucha
Chief Engineer and Director
Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District

Howard Neukrug
Philadelphia Water Department


Tony Parrott 
Executive Director
Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati

Robert Phillips
City Engineer
City of Madison, Wisconsin Storm Water and Sewer Utilities

Michele Pla
Senior Program Manager
EPC Consultants, Inc.

Dan Rodrigo
Vice President
CDM Smith. Inc.

Bruce Roll 
Watershed Management Director
Clean Water Services

John Schombert
Executive Director
3 Rivers Wet Weather

William Spearman
Vice President
American Public Works Association

Carter Strickland
NYC Environmental Protection

Margaret Tanner
Deputy Commissioner
City of Atlanta

Robert Weaver
Kelly & Weaver P.C.

Neil Weinstein
Executive Director
Low Impact Development Center, Inc.

Todd Williams
President & Division Manager


Membership responsibilities include:

  • Attendance/representation in at-least one UWSC meeting annually, held in conjunction with the Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference.
  • Posting the UWSC logo with a link to the website.

To receive participation invitations and recognition as an Urban Water Sustainability Council member on the U.S. Water Alliance website please contact Lorraine L. Koss at 202.533.1819 or

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