City of Carrollton Water Plant Director named Chair of Georgia Section of American Water Works Association
The City of Carrollton is pleased to announce that Water Plant Superintendent, Connie Nelms, was recently elected Chair of the Georgia Section of the American Water Works Association (GAWWA). As GAWWA Chair, Nelms will have general supervision over the affairs of the Section and shall preside at all meetings of the Section and of the Executive Committee.
The Chair of GAWWA represents the national organization (AWWA) and works to ensure that Georgia’s most precious resource –water is protected through education and training. Through GAWWA, Nelms will be dedicated to providing resources for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in Georgia to over 950 water professionals. GAWWA works cooperatively with various professional organizations in Georgia to achieve these goals and strengthen public confidence in drinking water.
Connie Nelms has been actively participating in GAWWA for approximately ten (10) years and has been recognized for numerous achievements throughout her career. As a member of both GAWWA and the Georgia Association of Water Professionals, Nelms has worked on several committees, which include the Laboratory Committee, Scholarship Committee and Plant of the Year Awards. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Ira C. Kelley award for her advancements and achievements in the environmental laboratory field. In 2013, she was the recipient of the Elizabeth McEntire Award for outstanding service in the direct operation of water supply and water treatment. In 2015, she was the recipient of the William J. Greene, Jr. Award for her extraordinary loyalty to and support of AWWA through leadership, administration, encouragement, and other activities that contribute substantially to the success of the Georgia Section. Her one-year term as chair of the Georgia American Water Works Association commenced on July 12, 2016.
We are very pleased that Connie has been named to this distinguished position. Her experience, dedication, and professionalism will be an asset to the GAWWA.
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