The new chair started in the industry scrubbing boats in San Diego
The California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Assn. (CA-NV AWWA) named Sue Mosburg chair of its board of directors last week during its annual fall conference in Reno, Nev. Mosburg, who previously served as chair elect, succeeds Bruce Macler in leading the group.
Mosburg began her career in the water and wastewater industry at the city of San Diego's water department, where she worked on the docks, scrubbed boats and assisted fishermen. With more than 30 years in the industry, she has risen through the ranks to become a program manager at Sweetwater Authority, where she is responsible for risk management, employee development, water use efficiency and school education programs.
She also has served on many CA-NV AWWA committees, including the CA-NV Section Governing Board, Water Use Efficiency Committee, Workforce Development Council, Emergency and Security Preparedness Committee, Business Division, and several others.
“The success of the CA-NV AWWA section is a direct result of countless active volunteers and dedicated staff," Mosburg said. "To be given the opportunity to serve as section chair is humbling. I look forward to a year of renewed coordination with industry partners and members of the AWWA community. ”
Mosburg vowed to bring energy, passion and dedication to her new role as section chair. She said she will focus on enhancing member and customer communications via new technologies and the CA-NV AWWA website redesign project, slated for completion in January 2015. She also plans to expand public outreach efforts.
When she is not working, Mosburg spends much of her free time supporting the Water Conservation Garden in San Diego County, youth sports, and the water technology program at Cuyamaca College. She has been instrumental in helping Cuyamaca College start its first CA-NV AWWA student chapter earlier this year.
Other board members for the 2014-2015 term include:
- Kirk Medina, chair elect;
- Heather Collins, vice chair;
- Bruce Macler, past chair; and
- Katherine Nutting, treasurer.