Alabama's Mike Godfrey elected treasurer of Water Environment Federation

Mike Godfrey has been elected to oversee the Water Environment Federation's (WEF) $20 million budget as the 2003-2004 Treasurer of the international technical, scientific, and educational water quality organization.

Oct 17th, 2003

LOS ANGELES, CA, Oct. 17, 2003 -- Mike Godfrey has been elected to oversee the Water Environment Federation's (WEF) $20 million budget as the 2003-2004 Treasurer of the international technical, scientific, and educational water quality organization. He was elected to the post this week in Los Angeles, California during WEFTEC.03, the Federation's annual technical conference and exhibition.

Godfrey is currently a supervisor in Environmental Affairs for Alabama Power Company, a subsidiary of Southern Company. Godfrey is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and permitting for all company facilities including environmental auditing and the company's environmental vendor audit program.

Godfrey is also responsible for providing the company's response to state legislation and he has been appointed to numerous industry and state task forces related to the development of regulations and legislation. Prior to his current position, he was responsible for the company's compliance programs and permitting related to NPDES, UIC, Indirect Discharge and Drinking Water Programs.

Godfrey served as the Federation's Constitution & Bylaws Chair from 2000-2002 and was Vice Chair of the committee 1998-2000. A 1996 recipient of WEF's prestigious Arthur Sidney Bedell Award, he was a two-time member of the WEF Executive Committee from 1997 to 1999 and on the Board of Directors from 1994 to 1998.

A member of WEF since 1983, Godfrey has been active on numerous Federation committees, including Government Affairs, Hazardous Waste as well as Constitution and Bylaws. He also served as one of three WEF members on the review team for the creation of the joint venture for the Utility Leadership Center with (AWWA, AMWA, and AMSA) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Godfrey has been an active member of Alabama's Water Environment Association (AWEA), serving as President, Vice-President and Secretary. He has also been chair of AWEA's Government Affairs, Long Range Planning, and Annual Conference Program committees. Godfrey received a B.S. degree in civil engineering and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with members from varied disciplines who work toward the WEF vision of preservation and enhancement of the global water environment. The WEF network includes water quality professionals from 79 Member Associations in over 30 countries.

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