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New Mailing Address for Payments: PO Box 35113, Seattle, WA 98124-5113

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Interim General Manager:
John McClellan

General Manager

With over 30 years engineering and utility experience, Mr. McClellan has served as AWWD’s Engineering & Development Director for the past 5 years.  Prior to joining AWWD he worked in Operations and in Engineering at Everett Public Works for 15 years, including 3 years as the water treatment plant manager and 10 years as Operations Superintendent.  McClellan is a licensed professional engineer (civil) in Washington, and holds certifications for Water Distribution Manager 4 and Cross Connection Control Specialist.  McClellan is currently serving as AWWD’s Interim General Manager. 

The General Manager is responsible for running the district, including implementing the policy directives of the board and working with other department heads and member agencies to carry out Alderwood’s mission.

The General Manager reports directly to the Board of Directors and provides leadership and management of the water district’s public policies and strategic initiatives, assets and resources, and all administrative, operational, and financial activities for Alderwood.

Human Resources

Alderwood Water & Wastewater District’s Human Resources Department responsible for the planning, organizing, directing, and reviewing of activities and operations for the human resource function. Included in this area are recruitment, selection, classification, compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, compensation, benefits, record keeping, administration, and employee relations.

Emergency Management & Public Outreach

The Emergency Management & Public Outreach Planner (EMPOP) is responsible for managing the District’s Emergency Management program and developing and managing effective public communication programs. Under the direction of the General Manager, the EMPOP manages the District’s emergency management program, including complex components of the District’s Emergency Response Plan, Regional Disaster Plan and mitigation and recovery plans. The EMPOP also manages a variety of programs centering around effective communication between the District and the media, the community, senior staff, the Board of Commissioners, other governmental jurisdictions, businesses and District employees; provide information and/or responds to District issues.