Calling Group B Water Systems

Whidbey Island Water Systems Association has a vacancy for a board member

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After years of great service to the association, past president Jim Patton is stepping down from the board to focus on running his own water system. This leaves us with a vacancy on the board, and we are looking for volunteers or nominations. We’d like to fill the position at the December 2020 member meeting.

You do not have to be an expert, just energetic with the willingness to learn and assist with board duties including attendance at monthly board meetings and the quarterly member meetings and at other events where the association is present, such as training sessions and Sound Waters.

Board meetings are currently held on the first Thursday of the month at 8:00 am. Quarterly meetings are usually held the 3rd Thursday of March, June, September, and December, between 5:00 and 7:00 pm. All meetings are currently held via Zoom.

The current vacancy is for an at large position, but board members should be prepared to serve as an officer – treasurer, secretary, vice-president, or president. Board members must be full voting members of the association. This means that they must be representing a Group A or Group B water system. Associate members – contract operators, engineers and so on – and private well owners are not eligible for board membership.

In the past month, board members have been engaged in correspondence with three individuals concerning service from Group B water systems. This has led us to realize that Group B systems are underrepresented in the association, and especially on the board, where all of us are currently representing Group A systems. While we will gratefully entertain any volunteer or nomination, we are particularly interested in hearing from a representative of a group B water system.

If you’re interested in filling this position, or if you have someone you’d like to nominate, please send me an email mail(at)whidbeywatersystems(dot)org.

Best regards,

John Lovie,
President, Whidbey Island Water Systems Association