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Three Maine Water Employees Graduate from Management Candidate School

Posted Oct. 30, 2013, at 4:40 p.m.
Marissa Carr of Maine Water (right) receives her diploma from Leeann Hanson, JETCC Training Coordinator
Marissa Carr of Maine Water (right) receives her diploma from Leeann Hanson, JETCC Training Coordinator
Michael Cummons of Maine Water (right) receives his diploma from Leeann Hanson, JETCC Training Coordinator
Michael Cummons of Maine Water (right) receives his diploma from Leeann Hanson, JETCC Training Coordinator
Left to Right - Back Row: Tom Wiley, South Portland Water Resource Protection; Andrew Whitaker, Saco Water Resource Recovery Facility; Jeffrey Moulton, South Portland Water Resource Protection; Tom Mason, Brunswick Sewer District; Alex Buechner, Biddeford Wastewater Treatment Facility;  Michael Cummons, Maine Water Company-Rockport; Stanley Doughty Jr., Brunswick & Topsham Water District; Justin Futia, City of Portland; Jeffrey Hatch, Greater Augusta Utility District;  Andy Bryant, Ted Berry Company;  Chris Curtis, Yarmouth Water District;  Front Row: Benjamin LaPlante, Kennebec Water District; Keefe Cyr, Bangor Wastewater Treatment Facility; Peter Godfrey, Greater Augusta Utility District; Marissa Carr, Maine Water Company-Biddeford and Saco; Chelsea Elliot, Alfred Water District;  Eric Altvater, Machias Wastewater Treatment Plant; Not pictured: Chris Remick, Maine Water Company-Bucksport
Left to Right - Back Row: Tom Wiley, South Portland Water Resource Protection; Andrew Whitaker, Saco Water Resource Recovery Facility; Jeffrey Moulton, South Portland Water Resource Protection; Tom Mason, Brunswick Sewer District; Alex Buechner, Biddeford Wastewater Treatment Facility; Michael Cummons, Maine Water Company-Rockport; Stanley Doughty Jr., Brunswick & Topsham Water District; Justin Futia, City of Portland; Jeffrey Hatch, Greater Augusta Utility District; Andy Bryant, Ted Berry Company; Chris Curtis, Yarmouth Water District; Front Row: Benjamin LaPlante, Kennebec Water District; Keefe Cyr, Bangor Wastewater Treatment Facility; Peter Godfrey, Greater Augusta Utility District; Marissa Carr, Maine Water Company-Biddeford and Saco; Chelsea Elliot, Alfred Water District; Eric Altvater, Machias Wastewater Treatment Plant; Not pictured: Chris Remick, Maine Water Company-Bucksport

Maine Water Co. is pleased to announce that three of its employees have graduated from Management Candidate School. Marissa Carr, Michael Cummons and Chris Remick of Maine Water received a diploma for their participation in the 12-month MCS, which required their attendance one day each month from October 2012 to September 2013.

Judy Wallingford, President of Maine Water, commented that the entire Maine Water family is proud of their achievement. She stated, “The commitment and dedication of Marissa, Mike and Chris to complete this rigorous program is a real testament to their desire to serve their colleagues, and the families and communities that rely on Maine Water for their drinking water and public fire protection every day.” Ms. Wallingford also added, “Maine Water’s participation in the MCS reflects the Company’s commitment to developing strong leaders who will be good stewards of our natural resources while delivering on our important mission as a public water supplier.”

Marissa, Mike and Chris and 15 other candidates participated in Maine’s fourth management curriculum designed to prepare mid-level drinking water and wastewater treatment plant personnel for career advancement in utility management. The curriculum included personnel management, supervisory skills, labor relations, budgeting and engineering basics. The MCS was coordinated by the Maine Joint Environmental Training Coordinating Committee (JETCC) with support from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Maine Wastewater Control Association (MWWCA) and Maine Water Utilities Association (MWUA).

Marissa Carr works in Maine Water’s Biddeford and Saco Division, Mike Cummons works in the Engineering and Technical Services group, and Chris Remick works in the Bucksport Division.

Graduation ceremonies were held during the MWWCA annual convention on Thursday, September 19, at Sugarloaf.

For more information contact Judy Wallingford or Leeann Hanson, JETCC Training Coordinator, at

207-253-8020.

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