The Board President and Executive Director serve as ex-officio members for all committees. RWAU staff serve on all committees, but are not listed below.


Reorganization of Committees

The RWAU Board uses several committees to help improve Association activities and events. These committees are made up of Board Members, Staff, and System Members.

Committees serve a two-year term that coordinate with the change of presidency of the Board of Directors. Each new Board President assigns new committee chairs, and then each committee chair will select the appropriate committee members. In general, committees are active from the month of August in odd years, through the end of July two years later.

If you are interested in serving on committee please fill out the form below to volunteer. Your name will then be added to the list of volunteers for Board Members to choose from when forming committees. Thank you!

RWAU Committee Volunteer Form

Awards & Education

  • Brett Palmer
    Brett Palmer
    Manager Stansbury Park
    Chair
  • Luke Thomas
    Luke Thomas
    Francis City
    Vice Chair
  • Jacob Sharp
    Jacob Sharp
    District Manager Castle Valley SSD
    Board President
  • Dale Pierson
    Dale Pierson
    Executive Director Rural Water Association of Utah
    Executive Director

Conference & Marketing

  • Ryan Goodrich
    Ryan Goodrich
    District Manager Ashley Valley Water & Sewer ID
    Chair
  • Luke Thomas
    Luke Thomas
    Francis City
    Vice Chair
  • Jacob Sharp
    Jacob Sharp
    District Manager Castle Valley SSD
    Board President
  • Dale Pierson
    Dale Pierson
    Executive Director Rural Water Association of Utah
    Executive Director
  • Jamie Grandpre
    Tooele City
    Committee Member
  • Kent Barton
    Kent Barton
    Manti City
    Committee Member
  • Mike Johanson
    General Manager Cottonwood Mutual Water Company
    Committee Member
  • Shannon Rasmussen
    Shannon Rasmussen
    Deputy Director / CFO Rural Water Association of Utah
    Committee Member
  • Steve Sheffey
    Steve Sheffey
    Compliance Physical Scientist Chenega Facilities Management -Dugway Proving Grounds
    Committee Member
  • Tara Bankhead
    Office Personnel Providence City Water System
    Committee Member

Financial

  • Kent Barton
    Kent Barton
    Manti City
    Chair
  • Rick Wixom
    Rick Wixom
    Town Manager Springdale
    Vice Chair
  • Jacob Sharp
    Jacob Sharp
    District Manager Castle Valley SSD
    Board President
  • Dale Pierson
    Dale Pierson
    Executive Director Rural Water Association of Utah
    Executive Director
  • Michael Carlson
    Public Works Director Centerville City
    Committee Member
  • Shannon Rasmussen
    Shannon Rasmussen
    Deputy Director / CFO Rural Water Association of Utah
    Committee Member
  • Steven Woerner
    Steven Woerner
    Public Works Director Elwood Town
    Committee Member
  • Tara Bankhead
    Office Personnel Providence City Water System
    Committee Member

Legislative

  • Steve McIntosh
    Steve McIntosh
    Operations Manager Silver Fork
    Chair
  • Paul Fulgham
    Paul Fulgham
    Public Works Director Tremonton City
    Vice Chair
  • Jacob Sharp
    Jacob Sharp
    District Manager Castle Valley SSD
    Board President
  • Dale Pierson
    Dale Pierson
    Executive Director Rural Water Association of Utah
    Executive Director
  • Devin Magleby
    Devin Magleby
    Public Works Director South Monroe Culinary
    Committee Member
  • Jamie Grandpre
    Tooele City
    Committee Member
  • Justin Maughan
    Justin Maughan
    PE City Manager Nibley City Water
    Committee Member
  • Kent Barton
    Kent Barton
    Manti City
    Committee Member
  • Levi Mele
    Levi Mele
    Assistant General Manager - Operator Oquirrh Mountain
    Committee Member
  • Nathan Bracken
    Attorney Smith Hartvigsen, PLLC
    Committee Member
  • Nathan Langston
    Nathan Langston
    Water Treatment Operator IV, Water Distribution Operator IV, Cross Connection Admi Rural Water Association of Utah
    Committee Member
  • Paul Ashton
    White City WID
    Committee Member
  • Rick Wixom
    Rick Wixom
    Town Manager Springdale
    Committee Member
  • Ryan Goodrich
    Ryan Goodrich
    District Manager Ashley Valley Water & Sewer ID
  • Steven Cunningham
    CAO/GIS Specialist WaterPro
    Committee Member

Membership

  • Brett Chynoweth
    Brett Chynoweth
    Tropic
    Chair
  • Nathan Langston
    Nathan Langston
    Water Treatment Operator IV, Water Distribution Operator IV, Cross Connection Admi Rural Water Association of Utah
    Vice Chair
  • Jacob Sharp
    Jacob Sharp
    District Manager Castle Valley SSD
    Board President
  • Dale Pierson
    Dale Pierson
    Executive Director Rural Water Association of Utah
    Executive Director

Policy, Procedure, Budget & Personnel

  • Jacob Sharp
    Jacob Sharp
    District Manager Castle Valley SSD
    Chair | Board President
  • Justin Maughan
    Justin Maughan
    PE City Manager Nibley City Water
    Vice Chair
  • Dale Pierson
    Dale Pierson
    Executive Director Rural Water Association of Utah
    Executive Director
  • Devin Magleby
    Devin Magleby
    Public Works Director South Monroe Culinary
    Committee Member
  • Paul Fulgham
    Paul Fulgham
    Public Works Director Tremonton City
    Committee Member
  • Rick Wixom
    Rick Wixom
    Town Manager Springdale
    Committee Member
  • Shannon Rasmussen
    Shannon Rasmussen
    Deputy Director / CFO Rural Water Association of Utah
    Committee Member

Training & Technical Assistance

  • Devin Magleby
    Devin Magleby
    Public Works Director South Monroe Culinary
    Chair
  • Brett Palmer
    Brett Palmer
    Manager Stansbury Park
    Vice Chair
  • Jacob Sharp
    Jacob Sharp
    District Manager Castle Valley SSD
    Board President
  • Dale Pierson
    Dale Pierson
    Executive Director Rural Water Association of Utah
    Executive Director
  • Gerard Yates
    Deputy General Manager Central Utah WCD
    Committee Member
  • Glen Gillies
    Garden City
    Committee Member
  • Hal Jaussi
    Manager The Ensign-Bickford Co.
    Committee Member
  • Rick Kartchner
    Distribution Operator Canyon Meadows Mutual Water Company
    Committee Member