San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2012
On April 20, City of San Luis Obispo Utilities Director Carrie Mattingly was sworn in as the 86th president of the California Water Environment Association (CWEA), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to training and certifying water quality professionals in the state. She will hold the position for one year.
“I’m honored to take on this responsibility. The CWEA is an amazing organization dedicated to the development of people in my profession, and I’m privileged to be leading the association this year,” Mattingly said. “I’m also grateful for the support of my staff and City Manager, especially during this upcoming year.”
The CWEA is California’s leader in wastewater training and certification and provides educational development to its 9,000-plus members who are water quality professionals. CWEA conducts training, disseminates information, produces training manuals, and tests for competency. Mattingly’s election as CWEA president is indicative of her level of expertise and leadership qualities.
“Carrie’s passion and advocacy for clean water and stewardship of the environment has become a valuable asset for the City of San Luis Obispo, and has guided the CWEA in educating and promoting sound policies,” said San Luis Obispo City Manager Katie Lichtig. “We couldn’t be more proud of her. She will undoubtedly leave a lasting legacy both here and across the state.”
Mattingly started her career in the wastewater industry in January 1987 as a secretary at the Isla Vista Sanitary District. When she moved out of the office and into field work, she soon became an active member of the CWEA Tri-Counties Local Section, for which she is past president, and continued to dedicate her time to the organization, helping further its mission. CWEA is affiliated with the Water Environment Federation of which she is also a member.
Currently serving a four-year term on the state board of the CWEA, Mattingly is also the director of the City of San Luis Obispo Utilities Department, and is committed to San Luis Obispo’s water quality and environmental protection through careful and effective management of community services.