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Our 12 member board represents the very smallest water systems to the very largest water and wastewater utilities, as well as associate members. Board members serve a 3-year term, which are staggered among the members. Elections are held during the business meeting at our annual conference each December. If you are interested in becoming a member of our board, please contact Chris Cossette.
Bruce currently serves as the Executive Director of the Maine Water Utilities Association (MWUA). In an effort to enhance partnership with the MWUA, in 2016 our membership voted to create a non-voting seat on our Board for Bruce.
Chris Cossette, President
Chris is the Superintendent of the Wiscasset Water District, and was re-elected to our Board in 2016. Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in emergency management. The Wiscasset Water District has between 501-750 connections.
Jeff Day, Vice-President, NRWA Delagate
Before becoming the Superintendent of the Lincoln Water District, Jeff was a circuit rider for MRWA. His first-hand knowledge of how the Association operates is invaluable to the Board. Jeff was elected to our Board during the 2015. He also represents our interests at National Rural Water Association meetings. The Lincoln Water District has between 1001-2000 connections.
Matt is the Superintendent of the Dover-Foxcroft Water District. Matt was re-elected to our Board in 2017. The Dover-Foxcroft Water District is a surface water system and has between 751-1000 service connections.
Mike is the Superintendent of the North Berwick Water District. He is our newest Board Member, being elected for the first time in 2017. The North Berwick Water District has between 501-750 connections.
John is the President of the Beaver Cove Sewer and Water Association, located on the shores of Moosehead Lake between Greenville and Lily Bay State Park. This system has between 0-100 connections. John was elected to our Board in 2016.
Jeff Kobrock, Secretary/Treasurer
Jeff is the former City Manager of Gardiner and is currently the Executive Director of the Midcoast Economic Development District. He is President of the Gardiner Water District Board of Trustees and has been a Trustee and Officer there since 2003. His experience with business development helps guide the Association and builds long-term sustainability in the face of diminishing federal and state funding. Jeff was re-elected to our board in 2017.
Jim is the Superintendent of the Limestone Water and Sewer District. As a joint utility from the County, Jim brings awareness of wastewater utility issues as well as the perspective of northern utilities to the Board. He was elected to our Board in 2016. Jim also has been working in the industry since 1988. The Limestone Water and Sewer District has between 501-750 connections.
Kathy is the General Manager of the Bangor Water District. She offers valuable insight on managing a large water utility to the Board. The Bangor Water District has over 5001 connections.
Jason is the Superintendent of the Penobscot Nation Utility Department on Indian Island. He was elected to our Board in 2018.
As the Vice-President of Government Serivice at Androscoggin Bank, Jason represents Associate Members' interests on our Board He was also the Director of Planning and Development for the City of Gardiner. Jason was elected to our Board in 2016.