awwa logoAWWA Chief Executive Officer David LaFrance today announced that water policy leader G. Tracy Mehan III has been named AWWA’s Executive Director of Government Affairs. Mehan will begin his duties in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 3, succeeding Tom Curtis in leading the association’s legislative, regulatory and advocacy efforts.


Mehan, currently serving as Interim Executive Director at the US Water Alliance and Source Water Coordinator for the US Endowment for Forestry and Communities, is a highly regarded voice across the entire spectrum of water policy. His career includes service as Assistant Administrator for Water at the US Environmental Protection Agency (2001-03) and more recently as a principal for the environmental consulting firm The Cadmus Group (2004-14).

“Tracy Mehan is among the most trusted and highly regarded leaders in water policy and regulatory matters,” LaFrance said. “He has the vision and ability to build upon AWWA’s reputation for technical expertise, commitment to sound science, and authentic concern for public health and the environment. He is truly a Total Water Solutions professional, having served in significant leadership roles in drinking water, wastewater and water resource management.”