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Water Services Director Elected to National Water Association Board

Posted on August 8, 2013

(Kansas City, Mo.) – Kansas City Water Services Director, Terry Leeds, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) at the Association’s annual meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He joins 32 other national environmental leaders from across the country on NACWA’s Board.

“We are thrilled to welcome Terry Leeds to our Board,” said Ken Kirk, NACWA’s Executive Director. “I have no doubt that his experience and expertise will be an invaluable asset to NACWA’s leadership.”

Leeds brings 29 years of experience in the water industry to NACWA’s Board of Directors. He began working for Kansas City Water Services in December 1995, and during his tenure he worked in the Facilities Engineering Division, the Stormwater Engineering Division, and the Capital Improvements Management Office. In July 2005, Leeds became the Manager of Kansas City’s Overflow Control Program, a large and complicated 25-year, $4.5 billion federally-mandated project. He served as the Acting Director of Kansas City Water Services from August 2010 until he was named Director in January 2012.

“It’s certainly an honor to have been elected by my peers from across the nation,” said Leeds. “NACWA is a nationally-recognized leader in water quality protection and environmental policy. I’m excited to share my professional experience and work as a part of NACWA’s leadership team.”

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is the leading advocate for responsible national policies that advance clean water and a healthy environment. NACWA represents the collective interests of America’s clean water utilities.

A high resolution photo of Terry Leeds is available upon request.

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