CWEA Board Officer Positions Open for Nominations


As some on the slate of candidates recently withdrew their nominations for the CWEA Board, we are re-opening the nomination process for the following 2022 CWEA State Board of Directors’ positions:

  1. Vice President from the South (to be President-Elect)
  2. Vice President, South (will be President in third year of four-year service)
  3. Director at-large from the North (3-year term)
  4. Director at-large from the South (serves as Treasurer in year 3 of 3-year term)
  5. Water Environment Federation Delegate Director from the South (3-year term starting October
    2022; attendance at CWEA board meetings starts immediately after July 2022 election).

See the CWEA Leaders website at for board nominations information and forms.  Nomination forms must be in by May 20 2022.

Serving on CWEA’s Board not only allows you to give back to the profession that we care so much about but also provides you with an outstanding leadership and professional development opportunity.

The Nomination Process

Per the CWEA Constitution and Bylaws, the Executive Committee serves as the nominating committee, and is made up of the current President, Past President, and the Chairs of the three board committees. The President chairs the Executive Committee.  The members of this year’s Executive Committee are:

Arvind Akela – CWEA President, Executive Committee Chair,
Jeff Tucker – President-Elect, Planning & Program Dev. Committee Chair,
Shawn Nesgis  – Treasurer, Operations Board Committee Chair,
Wendy Wert – CWEA Past President,
Debi Lewis – WEF Delegate Director, Membership & External Relations Board
Committee Chair,

Open Position, CWEA Vice President, serves as a non-voting member.

The Vice-President nominee will become President in their third year of service and will serve on the Executive Committee and the Planning and Program Development Committee of the Board. The Director at-large from the North will become a member of the Operations Committee and become the CWEA Treasurer in the third year on the Board; thus, consideration of nominees will include experience in financial matters.

WEF Delegate Directors and Directors at-Large serve a three-year term of office and also function as CWEA Board members. To preserve balance in the numbers of representatives from the North and South, WEF Delegate Directors from the North are replaced by representatives from the South, and vice-versa. As the term of WEF Delegate Director from the North (Debi Lewis) is ending in 2022 the WEF Delegate Director Position will be filled from the South. WEF Delegate Directors take office in October, at WEF’s annual conference. WEF Delegate Directors-Elect are expected to attend CWEA Board meetings beginning immediately upon their election.

Vice Presidential nominees will also participate in an interview with the Executive Committee. Candidates will be selected based on the responses to the questionnaire, resume, and, if applicable, the phone interview.

Nominations for all candidates must be submitted in writing to the CWEA office and received by May 20, 2022, with a brief biography of the candidate. Candidates should have confirmed their willingness to serve and submit a picture and a completed questionnaire concerning their qualifications and commitment by May 20, 2022 – the date the nominations are due. If you are unable to contact the person you are nominating, please submit early so that staff can request the information from them on your behalf.

Feel free to contact me with any questions about the nominating process. If you wish to submit a nomination, please submit your written nomination and a brief biography/resume and jpg photo of the candidate by May 20, 2022.

c/o  CWEA
7677 Oakport Street, Suite 1030
Oakland, CA 94621
email: [email protected]