News & Notes
  A publication of the MWRA Advisory Board 
  August 2015
Two MWRA Board Members Sworn In 

Earlier this month, MWRA Board Members Jennifer Wolowicz, a gubernatorial appointee, and Andrew Pappastergion, an MWRA Advisory Board representative, were sworn in by Governor Baker.  Congratulations to both members.

MWRA Executive Director Fred Laskey, MWRA Board Members Andrew Pappastergion and Jennifer Wolowicz and Governor Charles Baker at Swearing-In Ceremony.

This is Mr. Pappastergion's seventh term as an Advisory Board Representative to the MWRA Board of Directors.  Along with John Carroll and Joe Foti, Andy has served with honor and distinction.  

Did you know...

that the Advisory Board members of the MWRA Board are currently the longest serving members on the Board?

John Carroll - Original Member 1985
Andrew Pappastergion - Member since 1997
Joseph Foti - Member since 2001

Katherine Dunphy Not Seeking Reelection
as Chairman of the Advisory Board  

MWRA Advisory Board Chair Katherine Dunphy

Katherine Dunphy recently announced that she will not be seeking another term as Chairman of the Advisory Board.  

Katherine is the longest serving Chairman of the Advisory Board, having first been elected in FY2001.  She has also served as the Advisory Board's statutory member of the Water Supply Protection Trust.  

She is a strong advocate for ratepayers and has been a major contributor to many of the policies and initiatives that guide the Authority and the Advisory Board.  

The great news is that Katherine has decided to remain on the Executive Committee and as Milton's designee to the Advisory Board.

Did you know...

the Advisory Board has had 6 Chairmen since 1985?

Robert W. Healy
Norman Jacques
Walter Woods
Andrew Pappastergion
Joseph Foti
Katherine Dunphy

Nomination for the FY16 Executive Committee
All members of the Advisory Board who are interested in being elected or re-elected to serve on the Executive Committee, please contact Joe Favaloro (617-788-2050 or by September 10, 2015.  A Nomination Committee will be meeting after that date to review each candidate. 

Below is a list of the Executive Committee offices and positions.  

Vice Chairperson - Finance
Vice Chairperson - Operations
Members at Large (12)
 Advisory Board Field Trip -
A Great Success

Advisory Board Field Trip Attendees.

More than 80 people attended the Advisory Board Field Trip, which included stops at the Clinton Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Wachusett Dam Walkway and the Cosgrove Intake.

To access photos, please click here. 

Have You Sent In Your 
Water and Sewer Retail Rate Survey?

Just a reminder that the Water and Sewer Retail Rate Survey is due on September 30, 2015.

Upcoming Events


Executive Committee Meeting - Charlestown

September 11, 2015

at 8:30 a.m.


MWRA Board of Directors Meeting - Charlestown

September 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.


Advisory Board Meeting - Lexington

September 17, 2015

at 11:30 a.m.


Water Supply Protection Trust Meeting - Quabbin Visitors' Center 

September 24, 2015

at 10:00 a.m.


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