New York Water Environment Association Welcomes President Lauren Livermore
Syracuse, NY – The New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) welcomes Lauren M. Livermore, who became the 93rd president of the association on Wednesday February 17, 2021. She is the third woman to hold the title in the organization’s nearly 100-year history.
Lauren is a lifelong resident of Syracuse, New York, whose connection to Onondaga Lake brought her into the water sector. She is a managing engineer in the asset management practice area for Barton & Loguidice in Syracuse, New York. For the past three years, most of her professional life has been dedicated to the Municipal Sewage System Asset Management Pilot Program, funded and managed by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
When asked about serving as president, Lauren answered, “I am truly honored to lead such a dedicated group of individuals who share the same passion for improving water quality in New York state and beyond. My NYWEA family has become such an important part of my life over the course of my career. The things we accomplish and connections we make when we get together, whether in person or virtually, speak volumes of the commitment and camaraderie of this organization. It is truly unique and special.”
Lauren holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering with a concentration in environmental engineering from Clarkson University. She is a professional engineer in New York and a board-certified environmental engineer. Lauren’s connection to NYWEA started in college where she worked up to the position of president of the Clarkson University Student Chapter her senior year. From there, she held numerous roles in both the Central Chapter and state organization, including: Central Chapter Young Professionals representative, director on the Central Chapter Board, member of the Young Professionals Committee, Young Professionals representative to the State Board, State Program Committee chair, and Association Activities Committee representative.
Lauren is a recipient of one of the first two Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers (5-S) bronze shovels, an award presented to young professionals who are very active in the organization. She also received the Young Professionals Award and two Service Awards, one for service on the NYWEA Board of Directors as the Young Professional Representative and one as Program Committee chair.
Lauren loves spending time with her husband Seth and her children. Her family enjoys going up to the Adirondacks whenever possible to get away for the day or the week. In her limited spare time, she likes to craft, sing, run and golf.
Lauren succeeds William J. Nylic, III who stepped down as NYWEA’s president on February 17, 2021.
About NYWEA: Founded in 1929 by professionals in the field of water quality as a nonprofit educational organization, NYWEA has over 2,500 members statewide and hosts several technical conferences each year for environmental engineers, scientists, public officials and others who work in water and wastewater quality management. In addition, NYWEA sponsors a scholarship program, publishes Clear Waters, a quarterly educational trade magazine, administers wastewater operator training certification, and supports humanitarian clean water projects. Headquartered in Syracuse, NYWEA has seven regional chapters, 14 college student chapters and is a Member Association of the international Water Environment Federation. For more information, please visit www.nywea.org.