“I was amazed in how much I gained from attending the WWLC. The professors brought with them tremendous experiences and stories that were incorporated into the class. Oftentimes, I found myself forgetting to take notes as my brain was absorbing all of the great information being given to me. This experience also allowed me to learn from the participants in the class, as well as build strong networks. Managing is staying on track, whereas leading is to influence change. The WWLC taught me how to do just that…influence change!”

Kristopher Cadena, 2019 Alumnus
Principal Engineer, Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, NM

“It is rare that a leader is given the gift of time to truly think about how to do their job better. The Water & Wastewater Leadership Center is an amazing and rare opportunity to learn from excellent faculty about practical ways to improve yourself and your organization. I highly recommend it!”

Christopher Storey, 2019 Alumnus
Assistant Director – Water Environmental Sciences, Water Environment Services of Clackamas County, OR

“The training offered by the Water and Wastewater Leadership Center was unparalleled to any other I have previously been a part of. The instructors were informative and engaging, allowing for an enjoyable learning experience. The tools provided and the relationships formed with other utility attendees will supply me with the knowledge and peer network to effectively remain a leader.”

Shannon Frye, 2019 Alumnus
Administrative Services Manager, Metro Water Services, TN

“The WWLC provided a comprehensive review of several key topics and issues for water managers. Program staff was extremely supportive, and faculty were engaging and highly knowledgeable in their fields. I highly recommend this training for any mid to senior-level manager who is interested in improving the overall functionality of their program.”

Michael O’Keefe, LEED AP, 2019 Alumnus
Executive Assistant II, City & County of Honolulu, Dept of Environmental Services

“This is an extremely valuable educational experience. All of the instructors are very knowledgeable, make the subject matter relevant to our everyday work, and push us to take a broader perspective. I will definitely encourage others from my organization to attend.”

Laurie Pierce, 2018 Alumnus
Operations & Facilities Director, LOTT Clean Water Alliance, WA

“My experience with this class was incredible!  I honestly looked forward to each day as the teachers, material and group activities were all outstanding!  The best part of the experience was the fact that all of the material was relevant and applicable for, not only my current, but future roles.  I also truly appreciate and value the relationships that were built through this experience.  Truly invaluable!

I can’t wait to encourage others to participate in the future!”

Karen E. Ray, 2017 Alumnus
Assistant Public Utilities Director, City of Raleigh, NC

“I would like to say that in my personal and professional academic experience, I had never been afforded the opportunity to be taught by such highly talented instructors. Although at times I felt tired, their subjects and specifically their delivery of curriculum kept me so engaged that hours felt like minutes. I cannot say enough about the NC staff, they have left me a changed professional for the better!

When I was afforded the opportunity to attend this program, I was excited, but a bit unsure of what to expect. Not knowing any better I expected it to parallel other professional training classes I had in the past that were moderately successful. What I found was a program that immediately began to evolve me into a better manager. I left the program feeling excited, confident & empowered.”

Armando Lopez, 2017 Alumnus
Manager, Treatment and Disposal Services, Union Sanitary District, CA

“Thoroughly enjoyed the two week training session covering everything from strategy, finance, technical advancements and organizational culture.  Getting to know and interact with the excellent instructors and fellow students was great.”

Ronald D. Jacobsma, 2017 Alumnus
Assistant General Manager – Administration, Contra Costa Water District, CA