Raleigh’s Public Utilities Department Receives National Recognition for Leadership in Clean Water Advocacy

News posted Aug. 01, 2018 - 10:00 am

The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department has received national recognition for Leadership and Advocacy for responsible national policies that advance a sustainable approach to clean water from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA).

NACWA’s new Advocacy Recognition Program honors outstanding advocacy work undertaken by NACWA Member Agencies to further municipal clean water priorities. The annual recognition publicly acknowledges direct actions taken by member agencies to help advance the Association’s interests—along with the larger clean water sectors—in the public affairs and public policy arenas, furthering the collective mission to build a strong and sustainable clean water future.

After a comprehensive nominating and vetting process, Advocacy Recognition honorees were officially acknowledged during awards ceremonies at NACWA’s Utility Leadership Conference & Annual Meeting held in July.

Special appreciation was reserved for the services of Associate City Attorney Daniel F. McLawhorn, who is a nationally recognized leader in Environmental Law and its application in North Carolina. Mr. McLawhorn, who was present to receive the award on behalf of the department, has served the City of Raleigh for 15 years, advising City departments upon issues large and small. Before joining the City, Dan served approximately 27 years with the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, representing North Carolina in a wide range environmental issues.

As an advocacy organization, NACWA is pleased to honor the City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department in this discipline.

For nearly five decades, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) has been the nation’s recognized leader in legislative, regulatory and legal advocacy on the full spectrum of clean water issues. NACWA represents public wastewater and stormwater agencies of all sizes nationwide, and is a top technical resource in water quality, water management and sustainable ecosystem protection. Their unique and growing network strengthens the advocacy voice for all member utilities, and ensures they have the tools necessary to provide affordable and sustainable clean water for all.

NACWA’s vision is to represent every utility as a NACWA member, helping to build a strong and sustainable clean water future.

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