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.

Ms. Jessica Marlow, P.E., Chair

Public Works Director

Town of Gilbert


Mr. Brian Biesemeyer, Vice Chair

Water Director

City of Scottsdale


Mr. Kirk Beaty

Public Works Director

City of Avondale


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. Terry Piekarz

Municipal Utilities Director 

City of Tempe


Mr. Cape Powers

Water Services Director

City of Peoria


Mr. Javier Setovich

Public Works Director

City of Goodyear


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.