The Utility Management Committee is the preeminent Committee within WEF for educating and assisting utility managers on ways to make their operations and infrastructure more effective and sustainable.

The main goal of the Utility Management Committee (UMC) is to promote the adoption of effective and sustainable management practices across all aspects of wastewater utility operations.

The UMC shall review, analyze and share the latest techniques and strategies for the best management of organizations and the successful operation of effective utilities, professional consulting practices, or any organization engaged in the management of water and wastewater operations. It shall endeavor to develop appropriate and timely educational and outreach tools and techniques (workshops, presentations, webinars, white papers, technical sessions at the annual conference, written manuals of practice) to educate and train utility managers at all levels to meet the ongoing mission, goals and objectives of the Water Environment Federation.

The UMC meets twice per year to conduct the business of the Committee, to receive updates on current WEF Management initiatives and to continue work on the annual action programs of each of the UMC Subcommittees.

Committee Membership Application



Todd Swingle, 2018 - 2020


Mike Martin, 2017 - 2020
Tel:  414-225-2148

C. Mustaafa Dozier, 2018 - 2020
Tel:  202-787-2232

Communication Manager

Jon Grant

Staff Liaison

Lisa McFadden
Tel: 703-684-2400 ext. 7060

Aging Infrastructure, Population Growth Among Multitude of Challenges Faced by Utility Leaders

See Utility/Asset Management Topic:

Water and wastewater utility leaders face a variety of management challenges. These can include the demands of aging infrastructure and/or expanding populations; decreased grant monies and rate payer capacity constraints; new and more stringent regulatory requirements; increased public expectations for service, performance, and transparency; and work force demographics.

Utility Management Subcommittees

Facilities Management
 Maura Bonnarens - Chair

Finance and Administration

 Jon Davis - Chair

CIP Planning and Delivery
 Aditya Ramamurthy - Chair


Strategic Organizational Practices
 Ryan Nagel - Chair

Workforce Sustainability
Richard Gerstberger - Chair