George Martin is a member of the 2012-2013 Board of Trustees for the Water Environment Federation (WEF), an international organization of water quality professionals headquartered in Alexandria, Va.
George currently serves as the General Manager of the Greenwood Metropolitan District (GMD) in Greenwood, SC. He oversees all the activities of the District and evaluates and improves the processes utilized in day-to-day activities of GMD, including compliance with regulatory requirements. George holds a vision to reduce the energy footprint as well as implement water reuse in Greenwood.
Prior to his position as General Manager, he served as Assistant Manager of GMD for 15 years. During that time he implemented a Preventative Maintenance Program for the wastewater treatment plants, pump stations and the collection system (cMOM). The maintenance program was recognized by EPA Washington as a good example and that information was placed on their website as a model for cMOM activities.
A WEF member since 1982, George has served as Vice-chair and Chair of the Collection Systems Committee and Vice-chair and Chair of the Program Committee. He was awarded the WEF Collection System Award in 2008. In addition, he has served on numerous work groups within WEF.
He is a member of the Water Environment Association of South Carolina, where he held leadership roles including President and Vice-president and Committee Chair for several committees. He was instrumental in establishing a Volunteer Certification Program for collection system operators in South Carolina. He holds collection system operator license number 0001. He is a member of the 5S Society, recipient of the SC Collection System Operator Award in 1994 and an Arthur Sidney Bedell Award recipient. Additional professional affiliations include membership with BAMI, the Buried Asset Management Institute and NACWA, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.
In addition to his professional accomplishments and affiliations, George is active in his community and serves as a Board Member of The Greenwood Partnership Alliance, Board Member of Greenwood United Ministries, Past President of the Greenwood Kiwanis Club and active in St. Mark UMC.