Utility Management

Welcome to the PNWS-AWWA Utility Management Group's Web pages.

Our membership is about 90 strong, a mix of utilities, consultants and suppliers personnel.

We have one sub group working in association with the Utility Management Group: The Asset Management Group

Management at any level in a water utility is a significant responsibility requiring a complex set of skills and abilities. 
Whether a member is a seasoned veteran or an enthusiastic new comer, the committee seeks to identify ways in which it can assist any member in improving their management skills and expanding their personal knowledge base.
In the effort to provide a sound foundation for the management of tomorrow's businesses the Utility Management Committee wishes to provide and promote managerial training opportunities, interaction and fellowship with like minded organizations and people.

The Committee is committed to providing opportunities for knowledge and best practices techniques for effective utility management.
If you or anyone in your organization has a particular topic that they would like the committee to consider for training, please contact one of the committee officers.
Stay tuned!  Join us during our upcoming meeting on Thursday, March 8 from 11:00 to 12:00 pm.  Agendas and call in information will be added a week before each meeting. 
Committee Officers:

Chris Young (Committee Liaison)

DN Tanks

Portland, OR

Phone: 503 893 5288


Barry Buchanan (Chair)

Buchanan And Associates

Salem, OR

Phone: 360 901 1564



Diane Pottinger (Secretary/Vice Chair)

North City Water District

Shoreline, WA

Phone: 206 362 8100

Lara Kammereck (Treasurer)

Carollo Engineers

Seattle, WA

Phone: 206 353 2938

Andy Tuchscherer (Sub Group: Asset Management Chair)

City of Bellevue

Bellevue, WA