Golden State Water Southwest General Manager Kate Nutting Elected Chair of AWWA’s California-Nevada Section

The California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) recently named Golden State Water Company (Golden State Water) Southwest General Manager Kate Nutting as Chair of its Board of Directors. The appointment will be made formal at the Section’s Annual Fall Conference, October 22-25 in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

As Chair, Nutting will act as the official spokesperson and ambassador for the Section, participate and collaborate with the international AWWA on activities and programs that benefit members, make appointments of Council Chairs and/or Directors, provide content to the Section’s quarterly magazine and much more.

“Serving as Chair of the AWWA’s CA-NV Section provides exposure to leaders in the industry and grants the ability to directly communicate with and provide input to regulatory bodies who establish legislation and regulations,” said Nutting. “This opportunity helps to ensure that Golden State Water’s systems are regulated in a manner that best serves the interests of our customers and allows us to continue delivering high-quality, reliable water to the communities that we serve.”

One initiative Nutting is passionate about moving forward is the new Veterans Workforce Initiative, which aims to help veterans secure jobs in the water industry once they have completed their service.

Nutting has been a member of AWWA for 18 years and has served on the Section’s Governing Board for ten years. The CA-NV AWWA Chair rotation is a four-year commitment, serving as Vice-Chair, Chair-Elect, Chair and Past-Chair, each for one year.

AWWA is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water in the world. The CA-NV Section is the largest section within AWWA. Participation gives members access to leading-edge programs and technology, as well as the ability to network with and gain knowledge from water experts in all disciplines of water management and treatment.