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CA-NV American Water Works Association Announces New Executive Director and New Board Chair
The recent 2019 Annual Fall Conference and Board Meeting of the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association (CA-NV AWWA) concluded with two new leaders for the non-profit association. The annual meeting was held October 21 to 24 in San Diego.
Prior to the three-day conference the association endorsed Susan “Sue” A. Mosburg as the next executive director effective in Jan. of next year. Mosburg has served in several roles with CA-NV AWWA including as director representing the California-Nevada Section. Sue chaired the California Water Loss Control Collaborative and led the efforts of the CA-NV AWWA Section in administering the Water Loss Control Technical Assistance Program. She also helped to develop the Water Audit Validator Certificate Program.
Mosburg is currently a program manager with the Sweetwater Authority in Chula Vista where she is responsible for water use efficiency, employee development and risk management programs. Sue earned a B.S. in Business Management and an A.A. in Speech Communication. Mosburg is a California State certified Water Treatment Operator, Water Distribution Operator, CA-NV AWWA certified Water Use Efficiency Practitioner and Water Audit Validator.
Also assuming a new position with CA-NV AWWA is Andrew DeGraca. DeGraca was elected as the association’s new Board chair. He is the Water Quality Division Director for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission – the water, wastewater and power utility serving 2.7 million people in five counties in the San Francisco region. DeGraca is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and a licensed Professional Chemical Engineer.
Also elected to positions on the CA-NV AWWA Board of Directors were:
- Vice Chair — David Rexing (Manager of Water Quality Research and Development, Southern Nevada Water Authority)
- Treasurer — Jim Elliott (Senior Manager, Engineering at Liberty Utilities)
- Director — Heather Collins (Water Treatment Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California)