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Small Steps to Big Goals


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When I learned I had been selected by GOVERNING Magazine as one of their 2014 Public Officials of the Year, I was pleased beyond words for the reasons most would guess, and one most would not.  The reaction that is expected, although not any less special, is to feel humble and grateful that I am

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Let’s Toast to Tap


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We recently honored the 40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act by hosting a Toast to Tap event at CityCenter in downtown Washington, D.C.  We were grateful for CityCenter providing the venue in a new park surrounded by both water fountains and city streets, and I was pleased to speak to the enthusiastic crowd

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In Good Company


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WEFTEC, the annual trade show for the folks who serve our nation’s wastewater systems, has come and gone again. WEFTEC is put on each year by the amazing staff at the Water Environment Federation, and rotates between Chicago and New Orleans.  I attended this year in the Big Easy and was yet again staggered by

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