Amanda Waters Steps Into the Role of Government Affairs Counsel

June 10, 2012

Laws & Regs

WEF welcomes Amanda Waters as government affairs counsel. WEF Photo/Laura Leslie.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) welcomes Amanda J. Waters to the new position of government affairs counsel. In this role, Waters will monitor, analyze, and report on federal water quality legislation and regulations and their potential effect on WEF members.

Waters’ responsibilities include managing grassroots member involvement, working with WEF Member Associations to develop effective state legislative programs, and supporting outreach on public policy matters to external audiences, such as elected officials, water utilities, manufacturers, and consulting firms. She also will be developing strategies to help build support for WEF’s strategic priorities and programs.

Waters holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond), as well as a J.D. and an environmental law certificate from Pace University School of Law (White Plains, N.Y.). She most recently served as deputy executive director and general counsel at Sanitation District No. 1 in Fort Wright, Ky. She also was policy advisor and, later, deputy general counsel to the Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet, as well as visiting professor at Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.).

“Amanda brings a wealth of outside-the-beltway knowledge and experience that will be very valuable to growing our advocacy efforts,” said Tim Williams, senior director of government affairs at WEF. “She’ll be helping WEF to shape legislation and regulation that’s in the best interests of clean water and public health. We’re looking forward to working with her.”

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