Jackie Jarrell

Jackie Jarrell_2016-17-lowResJackie Jarrell is a member of the 2016-2017 Board of Trustees for the Water Environment Federation (WEF), an international organization of water quality professionals headquartered in Alexandria, Va.  

Jackie has been with Charlotte Water for more than 25 years. For the past 15 years, she has been responsible for the overall management of the operation and maintenance of five wastewater treatment facilities consisting of a total capacity of 123 million gallons per day (MGD) with the largest plant permitted at 64 MGD. She is also responsible for the related Residuals Program producing over 90,000 wet tons/ year, and the Industrial Pretreatment Program with over 60 significant industrial users. Recently, her role was expanded to Operations Chief responsible for wastewater and water operations, which includes oversight of regulatory functions, process control, and continuous improvement programs within the operations areas.

As a WEF member, Jackie has held multiple leadership and committee roles, including serving as the chair of the Utility Management Program Symposia and the first vice chair of the Utility Management Committee. 

Jackie is also an active member of the North Carolina Water Environment Association (NCWEA), and helped develop NCWEA’s strategic plan in 2013. She is the current chair of the Nominating Committee. She has also chaired the Public Education Committee, the Annual Conference Committee, and the Program Committee. In 2013, Jackie served as the MA chair and worked on related subcommittees such as Water for People (including a trip to Bolivia in 2011), the Wastewater Schools Committee, the Endowment Committee, and the Plant Operations Committee.  

She has also been actively involved with the NC Water Quality Association, a regulatory advocacy organization of utilities in North Carolina, as a past chair and is a current board member. 

Jackie is a registered professional engineer in the state of North Carolina and holds a Biological Wastewater Grade II OIT, she received a B.S. in engineering from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Jackie is the recipient of the Arthur Sidney Bedell Award in 2014. In 2015, Jackie, along with her colleagues, was awarded the Gascoigne Wastewater Treatment Plant Operational Improvement Medal.