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Operator Training Committee (OTC) for Kansas Section AWWA

The purpose of this Operator Training Committee (OTC) is:

  • To provide technical, educational, and training support to the operators of public water supply systems throughout the state of Kansas;
  • To cooperate with other training providers in meeting the training needs of Kansas public water suppliers, with emphasis on small systems; and
  • To encourage membership of small systems in the KsAWWA and AWWA.

If you are interested in being a member of this committee contact us.

Committee Members

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Chair

Brad Ebinger
WaterOne
7601 Holliday Drive
Kansas City, KS 66106
Phone: (913) 895-5801
Cell: (816) 863-4652
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Chair-Elect

Steven Craig
City of Lawrence
PO Box 708
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: (785) 760-7023
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Vice Chair

Mike Stec
City of Atchison
1801 Main Street
Atchison, KS 66002
Phone: (913) 360-2786
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Administration

Hank Corcoran Boyer
HCB Management Services
PO Box 3046
Salina, KS 67402-3046
Phone: (785) 826-9163
Cell: (785) 452-5706
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OTC Northeast Region Subcommittee

Steven Craig
City of Lawrence
PO Box 708
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: (785) 760-7023
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OTC Southeast Region Subcommittee

Phillip Cooper
City of Emporia
2910 W 24th St
Emporia, KS 66801
Phone: (620) 340-6372
Cell: (620) 344-3006
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OTC North Central Region Subcommittee

Vacant

OTC South Central Region Subcommittee

Dan Defore
City of Winfield
PO Box 646
Winfield, KS 67156
Phone: (620) 221-5642
Cell: (620) 222-8515
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OTC West Region Subcommittee

Fred Jones
City of Garden City
PO Box 998
Garden City, KS 67846
Phone: (620) 276-1291
Cell: (620) 290-4401
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Diversity and Membership Inclusion Committee of KS Section AWWA

The Diversity and Member Inclusion Committee promotes volunteerism and seeks to provide opportunities that encourage the diversity of membership and leadership and creating a more inclusive organization. This mission aligns with the Section’s strategic goals focused on engagement, sustainability, knowledge transfer, and leadership. The success of AWWA depends upon the participation of all its members. We are committed to proactively engaging a membership that reflects the demographics of those we serve.

The section members and staff shall make it clear that discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status or disability, and harassment of any type are not acceptable and will not be tolerated. As such, in close collaboration with and approval by the Section’s board, our committee proposes to undertake the following actions:

  1. Incorporate diversity and inclusion action plans for all KsAWWA committees.
  2. Establish a quarterly virtual webinar of specific diversity, inclusion, and equity topics.
  3. Establish a diversity track at the Section’s annual conference including diversity and other non-technical topics (human resources, accounting, legal, and others).
  4. Establish an annual Diversity and Inclusion Award (individual and organizational) to recognize individual members and member organizations that have strong Diversity Programs or work environments that encourage employees of all backgrounds and abilities.

If you are interested in being a member of this committee contact us.

KsAWWA Board of Trustees Past Officers

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 198119821983
Director Kermit Mangun John Robinson John Robinson
Chair John Robinson H. Jack Burris F.E. Withrow, Jr.
Chair-Elect N. Jack Burris F.E. Withrow, Jr. Beau Kansteiner
Vice Chair F.E. Withrow, Jr. Beau Kansteiner David Kendrick
Trustee F.E. Withrow, Jr. Beau Kansteiner David Kendrick
Trustee Beau Kansteiner David Kendrick Terry McKanna
Trustee David Kendrick Terry McKanna Ron Amold
Sec/Treas Leon Blackwell Jerry May Jerry May

 

 198419851986
Director John Robinson F.E. Withrow, Jr. F.E. Withrow, Jr.
Chair Beau Kansteiner David Kendrick Terry McKanna
Chair-Elect David Kendrick Terry McKanna Jerry May
Vice Chair Terry McKanna Jerry May Bennet Kwan
Trustee Terry McKanna Ron Arnold Bennet Kwan
Trustee Ron Arnold Jerry May Roger Coffey
Trustee Jerry May Bennett Kwan Art Woodward
Sec/Treas Jerry May Loyal Butts Richard Porter

 

 198719881989
Director F.E. Withrow, Jr. Alan Shineman Alan Shineman
Chair Jerry May Bennet Kwan Roger Coffey
Chair-Elect Bennet Kwan Roger Coffey Art Woodward
Vice Chair Roger Coffey Art Woodward Jim Patton
Trustee Roger Coffey Art Woodward Jim Patton
Trustee Art Woodward Jim Patton John Cramer
Trustee Jim Patton John Cramer Larry Nelson
Sec/Treas Richard Porter Richard Porter Richard Porter

 

 199019911992
Director Alan Shineman Beau Kansteiner Beau Kansteiner
Chair Art Woodward Jim Patton John Cramer
Chair-Elect Jim Patton John Cramer Larry Nelson
Vice Chair John Cramer Larry Nelson David Waldo
Trustee John Cramer Larry Nelson David Waldo
Trustee Larry Nelson David Waldo Ervin Sims, Jr.
Trustee David Waldo Ervin Sims, Jr. David Warren
Sec/Treas Richard Porter Richard Porter Richard Porter

 

 199319941995
Director Beau Kansteiner Bennet Kwan Bennet Kwan
Chair Larry Nelson David Waldo Ervin Sims, Jr.
Chair-Elect David Waldo Ervin Sim, Jr. David Warren
Vice Chair Ervin Sims, Jr. David Warren Larry Shannon
Trustee Ervin Sims, Jr. David Warren Larry Shannon
Trustee David Warren Larry Shannon Ron Parker
Trustee Larry Shannon Ron Parker Dan McCarthy
Sec/Treas Richard Porter Richard Porter Richard Porter

 

 199619971998
Director Bennet Kwan David Waldo David Waldo
Chair David Warren Larry Shannon Ron Parker
Chair-Elect Larry Shannon Ron Parker Dan McCarthy
2nd Year Trustee Ron Parker Larry Elliott Eileen Koutelas
2nd Year Trustee Dan McCarthy Bill Driscoll Dick Pedrotti
2nd Year Trustee Eileen Koutelas Ken Zielke Don Gray
1st Year Trustee Ken Zielke Dan McCarthy Bill Driscoll
1st Year Trustee Bill Driscoll Eileen Koutelas Larry Elliott
1st Year Trustee Larry Elliott Richard Pedrotti Ken Zielke
Sec/Treas Richard Porter Richard Porter Richard Porter
Past Chair Ervin Sims, Jr. David Warren Larry Shannon

 

 199920002001
Director Jerald Robnett Jerald Robnett Jerald Robnett
Chair Dan McCarthy Eileen Koutelas Eileen Koutelas
Chair-Elect Eileen Koutelas Ken Zielke Ken Zielke
2nd Year Trustee Bill Driscoll Gerald Blain Gerald Blain
2nd Year Trustee Larry Elliott Don Gray Don Gray
2nd Year Trustee Ken Zielke Dick Pedrotti Dick Pedrotti
1st Year Trustee Gerald Blain David Glenn David Glenn
1st Year Trustee Don Gray Kevin Rood Kevin Rood
1st Year Trustee Dick Pedrotti Iraj Pourmirza Iraj Pourmirza
Sec/Treas Richard Porter Richard Porter Richard Porter
Past Chair Ron Parker Dan McCarthy Dan McCarthy

 

 200220032004
Director Jerald Robnett Dan McCarthy Dan McCarthy
Chair Don Gray Gerald Blain Kevin Rood
Chair-Elect Gerald Blain Kevin Rood Richard Porter/Gerald Blain
2nd Year Trustee David Egger David Glenn Jim Wendell
2nd Year Trustee Richard Porter Patricia Adams Tom Schrempp
2nd Year Trustee Tom Schrempp Mike Tate David Egger
1st Year Trustee David Glenn Tom Schrempp Patricia Adams
1st Year Trustee Mike Tate David Egger Mike Tate
1st Year Trustee Kevin Rood Richard Porter Lanny Uden
Sec/Treas Terryl Pajor Terryl Pajor Terryl Pajor
Past Chair Ken Zielke Don Gray Gerald Blain

 

 200520062007
Director Dan McCarthy Don Gray Don Gray
Chair Gerald Blain David Egger Lanny Uden
Chair-Elect David Egger Lanny Uden Tom Schrempp
2nd Year Trustee Mike Tate Marc Pedrotti David Bries
2nd Year Trustee Lanny Uden Jim Wendell Jim Brummer
2nd Year Trustee Kelly Guerrero David Odell Dan Clair
1st Year Trustee Jim Wendell David Bries David Odell
1st Year Trustee Tom Schrempp Jim Brummer Mike Orth
1st Year Trustee Marc Pedrotti Dan Clair Marc Pedrotti
Sec/Treas Terryl Pajor Terryl Pajor Terryl Pajor
Past Chair Kevin Rood Gerald Blain David Egger

 

 200820092010
Director Don Gray Gerald Blain Gerald Blain
Chair Tom Schrempp Marc Pedrotti David Bries
Chair-Elect Marc Pedrotti David Bries Mike Orth
2nd Year Trustee Jim Brummer Jim Epp Dan Defore
2nd Year Trustee Dan Clair Jim Brummer Charlie Wheeler
2nd Year Trustee David Odell Steve Randtke Chuck Weber
1st Year Trustee David Bries David Odell Jim Epp
1st Year Trustee Mike Orth Dan Clair Steve Randtke
1st Year Trustee Steve Randtke Mike Orth Bruce Allman
Sec/Treas Terryl Pajor Terryl Pajor Terryl Pajor
Past Chair Lanny Uden Tom Schrempp Marc Pedrotti

 

 201120122013
Director Gerald Blain Tom Schrempp Tom Schrempp
Director-Elect Tom Schrempp    
Chair Mike Orth Steve Randtke Bruce Allman
Chair-Elect Steve Randtke Bruce Allman Dan Defore
2nd Year Trustee Jim Epp Dan Defore Jon Shellhorn
2nd Year Trustee Bruce Allman Charlie Wheeler Lester Estelle
2nd Year Trustee Lester Estelle Chuck Weber Jim Epp
1st Year Trustee Dan Defore Jim Epp Chuck Weber
1st Year Trustee Charlie Wheeler Lester Estelle Karla Pierce
1st Year Trustee Chuck Weber Jon Shellhorn Phillip Cooper
Sec/Treas Terryl Pajor Terryl Pajor Terryl Pajor
Past Chair David Bries Mike Orth Steve Randtke

 

 201420152016
Director Tom Schrempp Mike Orth Mike Orth
Director-Elect Mike Orth    
Chair Dan Defore Jim Epp Lester Estelle
Chair-Elect Jim Epp Lester Estelle Martha Tasker
2nd Year Trustee Chuck Weber Jon Shellhorn Phillip Cooper
2nd Year Trustee Phillip Cooper Durward Johnson Andrew Hansen
2nd Year Trustee Martha Tasker Mike Rudy Katie Miller
1st Year Trustee Lester Estelle Andrew Hansen Mike Rudy
1st Year Trustee John Shellhorn Martha Tasker Durward Johnson
1st Year Trustee Durward Johnson Phillip Cooper Michelle Wirth
Sec/Treas Terryl Pajor Terryl Pajor Terryl Pajor
Past Chair Bruce Allman Dan Defore Jim Epp

 

 20172018 2019
Director Mike Orth Stephen Randtke  Stephen Randtke
Director-Elect Stephen Randtke    Lester Estelle
Chair Martha Tasker Phillip Cooper  Andrew Hansen
Vice Chair
Phillip Cooper Andrew Hansen  Durward Johnson
Vice Chair-Elect Andrew Hansen Durward Johnson  Katie Miller
2nd Year Trustee Mike Rudy Katie Miller  William Carr
2nd Year Trustee Durward Johnson Kurt Bookout  John Gilroy
2nd Year Trustee Michelle Wirth Jim Jackson  Michelle Wirth
1st Year Trustee Katie Miller William Carr  Kurt Bookout
1st Year Trustee Kurt Bookout Michael Rudy  Jim Jackson
1st Year Trustee Jim Jackson Michelle Wirth  Steve Nirschl
Sec/Treas Terryl Pajor Terryl Pajor  Terryl Pajor
Past Chair Lester Estellle Martha Tasker  Phillip Cooper

 

 2020  
Director Stephen Randtke    
Director-Elect Lester Estelle    
Chair Durward Johnson    
Vice Chair
Katie Miller    
Vice Chair-Elect Michelle Wirth    
2nd Year Trustee Kurt Bookout    
2nd Year Trustee Jim Jackson    
2nd Year Trustee Steve Nirschl    
1st Year Trustee William Carr    
1st Year Trustee John Gilroy    
1st Year Trustee Jessica Adams-Weber    
Sec/Treas Terryl Pajor    
Past Chair Andrew Hansen    

KsAWWA Committee Chairs 2021-2022

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Audit

Durward Johnson

Durward Johnson
KCK BPU
300 N 65th Street
Kansas City, KS 66102
Phone: (913) 573-9840
Cell: (913) 645-1670
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Budget

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Brandon Sisk
KCK BPU
300 N 65th Street
Kansas City, KS 66102
Phone: (913) 573-9842
Cell: (913) 850-9819
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Bylaws

Stephen Randtke

Steve Randtke
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
Cell: (785) 218-1728
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Community Relations
& Customer Service

Tonya Bronleewe

Tonya Bronleewe
Wichita State University
Environmental Finance Center
1845 Fairmount Street
Wichita, KS 67260
Phone: (316) 978-6638
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Conference Program

Michelle Wirth
Michelle Wirth
WaterOne
7601 Holliday Drive
Kansas City, KS 66106
Phone: (913) 895-5821
Cell: (913) 523-6074
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Diversity & Member Inclusion

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Roopa Matole
HDR, Inc.
10450 Holmes Road, Suite 600
Kansas City, MO 64131
Phone: (816) 347-1138
Cell: (913) 218-4405
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DMI Committee Info

Exhibits

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Jordan Jenisch
Crossland Heavy
3252 Roanoke Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
Cell: (620) 210-4064
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Fuller Award

Jim Epp

Jim Epp
Retired
13303 Davis Avenue
Bonner Springs, KS 66012
Cell: (913) 645-1660
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Hospitality

Martha Tasker
Martha Tasker
City of Salina
PO Box 736
Salina, KS 67402
Phone: (785) 309-5725
Cell: (785) 392-7574
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Membership

Derek Patrick
Derek Patrick
HDR, Inc.
10450 Holmes Road, Suite 600
Kansas City, MO 64131
Phone: (816) 347-1176
Cell: (239) 823-0581
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Nominating

(includes selected awards)

Durward Johnson

Durward Johnson
KCK BPU
300 N 65th Street
Kansas City, KS 66102
Phone: (913) 573-9840
Cell: (913) 645-1670
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Operator Meritorious Service Award

Dan Defore
Dan Defore
City of Winfield
PO Box 646
Winfield, KS 67156
Phone: (620) 221-5642
Cell: (620) 222-8515
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Operator Training (OTC)

Steven Craig

Steven Craig
City of Lawrence
PO Box 708
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: (785) 760-7023
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OTC COMMITTEE INFO

Publications

Ms. Hank Corcoran Boyer
Hank Corcoran Boyer
HCB Management Services
PO Box 3046
Salina, KS 67402-3046
Phone: (785) 826-9163
Cell: (785) 452-5706
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Research

Rachel Drain

Rachel Drain
Burns & McDonnell
9400 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114
Phone: (816) 276-1561
Cell: (816) 651-4350
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Safety

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Dan Riney
City of Ottawa
703 E 1st Street
Ottawa, KS 66067
Phone: (785) 250-9913
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Terry L. McKanna Scholarship

Jacob Schultze
Jacob Schultze
Black & Veatch
8400 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114
Phone: (913) 458-3582
Cell: (913) 709-4391
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Veterans Workforce

Leah Morris
Leah Morris
City of Lawrence
PO Box 708
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: (785) 832-7843
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WARN

Brad Mears

Brad Mears
KMU
2090 E Avenue A
McPherson, KS 67460
Phone: (620) 241-1423
Cell: (785) 364-0670
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Water for People (WFP)

Andrew Hansen
Andrew Hansen
Black & Veatch
8400 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114
Phone: (913) 458-3417
Cell: (913) 961-3677
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Water Utility Council (WUC)

Darci Meese
Darci Meese
WaterOne
10747 Renner Boulevard
Lenexa, KS 66219
Phone: (913) 895-5616
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Young Professionals

Casey Leaf

Casey Leaf
Carollo
903 E 104th Street, Suite 230
Kansas City, MO 64131
Phone: (816) 326-6705
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KsAWWA Board of Trustees Meeting Dates & Minutes