Northwest NEWS

October 29, 2001


Goodwin to be board member, treasurer of state association

The general membership of the Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts elected Ken Goodwin, commissioner, Woodinville Water District, to serve on their board of directors and as their next treasurer. Goodwin also serves as Director of Finance at Alderwood Water & Wastewater District, another special purpose district. Goodwin's election to the office of Treasurer took place at the Association's Annual Meeting Friday, September 28, 2001. He assumed office at the conclusion of the meeting and will serve for the 2001-2002 term of office.
   Goodwin had previously served as a member of the Board of Directors from 1997 to 2000.
   Founded in 1996 the Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts represents Washington State's Special Purpose sewer and water districts. Special purpose sewer and water districts provide services to 30% of the population in the state of Washington. There are 175 special purpose sewer and water districts in the state.
   The Association's role is to provide education and assistance for elected district commissioners and continuing education classes for certified water and wastewater treatment plant operators. To foster increased communication between members, encourage standardization of water and sewer methods and services that bring benefits to their ratepayers, the Association also represents special purpose districts in the Washington Legislature and with state and local agencies.