It is with appreciation for the past and an eye to the future that I want to say thank you for the privilege and honor to serve as the newly elected President of the AMTA Board of Directors. I have been a member of AMTA for more than a decade and have been fortunate to also serve on the Board, supporting the important mission of this organization. And, it has been an extraordinary opportunity for me to meet and engage with people from all aspects of the membrane industry. My personal goals for this year are to promote membership and engage our members to become even more active. Find your membrane passion!
I want to thank my predecessor, Brent Alspach, and the presidents before him, for setting an exemplary example of service to our industry. Volunteering takes time and energy but, in the end, it pays out extraordinary dividends. You will find colleagues and new friends who are passionate about safe water and making a difference in their communities. I would like to challenge our members to reach out to someone you know, a colleague, a utility, and encourage them to join AMTA.
There are so many ways you can support AMTA. We have workshops strategically situated throughout the country; we support our four affiliate organizations (SEDA, SWMOA, NWMOA, and SCMA) and their meetings and workshops. In collaboration with AWWA, we host an annual conference, the Membrane Technology Conference, which brings together manufacturers, consultants, practitioners, users and anyone else interested in how membrane treatment can be used to protect human health, the environment and improve everyday life.
I hope to hear from you throughout the year about how AMTA can continue and improve on its great work in our industry.