Management Board

The Management Board, comprising city and town managers and utility directors, is a formal body established by the AMWUA Bylaws to make recommendations to the Board of Directors. It is customary for the Executive Director to take proposed policy decisions to the Management Board before they are discussed with the Board of Directors.

Mr. Javier Setovich, Chair

Public Works Director

City of Goodyear

 

Ms. Jessica Marlow, P.E., Vice Chair

Public Works Director

Town of Gilbert

 

Mr. Brian Biesemeyer

Water Director

City of Scottsdale

 

Ms. Cindy Blackmore

Public Works Director

City of Avondale

 

Ms. Tara Ford

Interim Water Utilities Deputy Director 

City of Tempe

Mr. Craig Johnson

Water Services Director

City of Glendale

 

Mr. John Knudson

Municipal Utilities Director

City of Chandler

 

Ms. Karen Peters

Deputy City Manager

City of Phoenix

 

Mr. Cape Powers

Water Services Director

City of Peoria

 

Mr. Jake West

Water Resources Director

City of Mesa

Technical Advisory Groups

The Technical Advisory Groups provide input and guidance to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors.

Water Resources Advisory Group

The Water Resources Advisory Group comprises water resources planners, policy advisors, and managers. The WRAG meets regularly to vet information, share viewpoints, discuss strategies, and attempt to reach unified positions for recommendation to the Executive Director. This group focuses on the development and analysis of water policy and supply management strategies.

Conservation & Efficiency Advisory Group

The Conservation & Efficiency Advisory Group includes member staffs as well as partner representatives from the Arizona Department of Water Resources, the Bureau of Reclamation, CAP, SRP, Tucson Water, City of Flagstaff, and the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. The Group shares information, discusses issues, and facilitates cooperation and coordination in the development and implementation of regional water efficiency, conservation, and sustainability efforts.