House of Delegates

The House of Delegates is the deliberative and representational body of WEF. It advises the Board on matters of strategic direction and public-policy development and has the authority to elect and remove Trustees only to the extent provided for in the Constitution and Bylaws.

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Alexie Kindrick, Speaker
Job Title: Senior Project Manager, Tetra Tech
City and State: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Member Association: Oklahoma WEA

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Job Title: Director of Utilities, Richland County Government
City and State: Columbia, South Carolina
Member Association:  WEA of South Carolina

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Work Groups & Committees

HOD 2023-2024 Work Groups 

HOD Strategic Plan Work Group
(12 months)
Work Group Leaders -
Scott Aurit, Nebraska WEA and Leigh Thomas, Delegate-at-Large

HOD of the Future: Delegates-at-Large Work Group
(6 months | October - March)

Work Group Leaders - Scott Foley, Delegate-at-Large and Kam Law, Delegate-at-Large

HOD of the Future: Emerging Leaders Work Group
(6 months | April -September)

Work Group Leaders - Tina Sheikhzeinoddin, Alabama's WEA and Haley Goddard, Pacific Northwest CWA

HOD New Member Onboarding/Orientation Work Group
(3 months | October-December)
Work Group Leaders - 
Diane Grossenheider, Missouri WEA and Mike Welke, Ohio WEA

MA New Delegate Selection Best Practices Work Group
(3 months | January-March)
Work Group Leaders - 
Erin Longworth, WEA of Ontario and Dan Collins, Illinois WEA

Workforce Development Work Group
(6 months | April-September)
Work Group Leaders -
Amy Baker, AZ Water Association and Carol Martinson, Rocky Mountain WEA

HOD Committees

Budget Committee

  • Doug Kobrick, Chair
  • Doug Pike, Vice Chair
  • Scott Aurit
  • Janine Burke-Wells
  • Mary Mach
  • Michael Sweeney

Nominating Committee

  • Mandy Sheposh, Chair
  • Jim Barsanti
  • Scott Foley
  • Kam Law
  • Erin Longworth
  • Mark Poling

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

  • ValaRae Partee, Chair
  • Amy Baker
  • Ellen Frketic
  • Peter Garvey
  • Virgil Lloyd
  • Rosaleen Nogle

WEFMAX Committee

  • Dave Galbraith, Chair
  • Leigh Thomas, Vice Chair
  • David Brown
  • Cara Hall
  • Christopher Tabor

Communications Committee

  • Laura Jo Oakes, Chair
  • Jeff Berlin
  • Erin Longworth
  • Vatche Minassian
  • Ines Murillo
  • Mike Welke
  • Leigh Thomas
  • J'ohnnie Wilson
  • Donnell Duncan, Past Speaker

Water Advocacy Committee

  • Peter Garvey, Co-Chair
  • Kristiana Dragash, Co-Chair
  • Candice Au-Yeung
  • Carol Martinson
  • Janine Burke-Wells
  • Lou Lambe
  • Rosaleen Nogle
  • Lou Storino
  • Mike Sweeney

House of Delegates Resources


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