The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies at its 2022 executive management conference last week named Suffolk County Water Authority Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Szabo as its new treasurer among its appointments for new board members and officers.
Szabo, SCWA’s CEO since 2010, previously served on AMWA’s Board of Directors and serves as chairman of the organization’s Legislative Committee. As SCWA CEO, Szabo spearheaded the creation of the Long Island Commission for Aquifer Protection, the development of SCWA’s first strategic business plan and the overall effort to make SCWA more accountable to its customers, more efficient, more sustainable and more transparent.
Szabo also serves on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC). NDWAC is a federal advisory committee that provides the EPA with advice and recommendations related to the national drinking water program.
“I am honored to be named to this key office for an organization that is at the vanguard of national drinking water supply issues,” Szabo said. “I look forward to continuing to help AMWA represent the interests of large water suppliers from all around the country.
“AMWA is thrilled to welcome such a diverse, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic group of leaders who have demonstrated their commitment to providing high-quality, safe, and affordable drinking water to all communities,” said AMWA CEO Tom Dobbins, CAE, in a press release issued by the organization. “I look forward to working with this board as they provide excellent thought leadership and expertise to inform and guide that work to solidify AMWA’s position as leaders in water.”
The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies is an organization consisting of the largest publicly owned water utilities in the United States. AMWA is the voice of metropolitan water systems on federal water policy issues, and its programs foster sustainable, innovative utility management.
The Suffolk County Water Authority is an independent public-benefit corporation operating under the authority of the Public Authorities Law of the State of New York. Serving approximately 1.2 million Suffolk County residents, the Authority operates without taxing power on a not-for-profit basis.