AWWA names Steve Via Director of Federal Relations

In partnership with association volunteers, Via will lead the development of programs to initiate, evaluate, respond and comment on regulatory issues within the framework of association policy as the Director of Federal Relations.

Apr 13th, 2016
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DENVER, April 12, 2016 -- American Water Works Association Executive Director of Government Affairs Tracy Mehan today announced that Steve Via has been promoted to Director of Federal Relations of the association. Via was formerly AWWA’s Regulatory Affairs Manager.

In partnership with association volunteers, Via will lead the development of programs to initiate, evaluate, respond and comment on regulatory issues within the framework of association policy as the Director of Federal Relations. He is considered to be a national expert of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and water utilities.

During his tenure at AWWA, Via has been a key advisor to staff and other stakeholders on a variety of regulatory topics, including lead.

Via is based in AWWA’s government affairs office in Washington, D.C. He replaces Alan Roberson, who recently retired from AWWA.

About AWWA
Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.



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