Category Archives: Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight

Carrie Rivette Wastewater/Stormwater Maintenance Superintendent, PE; Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department, and much appreciated Exchange Member and Planning Committee Member Carrie Rivette is an exemplary Exchange member, through both the leadership she displays in the GSI field and her eagerness to continue refining her practices and pursuing new knowledge. Her program, the city of Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department, […]

Member Spotlight: Sarah Bloom

Sarah Bloom Watershed Planner; Client/Operations Representative & Technical Expert for San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Capital Green Infrastructure Projects, and much appreciated Exchange Member and Planning Committee Member Sarah Bloom is part of a historic time for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). The utility has launched a 20-yr Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP) to upgrade the city’s […]

Recommendations for a Sustainable NYC

The National Resources Defense Council and NYU-Stern Center for Sustainable Business provided the NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection with recommendations for growing a green, equitable, and sustainable community as they establish their new private property GSI grant program. 0

Member Spotlight

Andy Szatko, Environmental Quality Control Technician for Omaha’s Stormwater Program, and much appreciated Exchange Member As an Environmental Quality Control Technician and MS4 Manager, Andy Szatko oversees all program elements in the City of Omaha’s Stormwater Program. He is also active in educating the Omaha community about green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) and often gives presentations at schools, […]

Member Spotlight

Bethany Bezak Professional Engineer DC Water, DC Clean Rivers Project, and much appreciated Exchange Planning Committee Member As a Green Infrastructure Manager for DC Water, Bethany Bezak plays a crucial role in GI implementation throughout Washington DC. She works on the the DC Clean Rivers Project, a $2.6 billion consent decree program to reduce Combined Sewer Overflows to the District’s waterbodies: […]

Member Spotlight

Jessica Knickerbocker, PE Professional Engineer City of Tacoma, Environmental Services, and much appreciated Exchange Planning Committee Member “I’m involved with every phase of a green infrastructure project from the cradle to the grave,” Tacoma Environmental Services Engineer Jessica Knickerbocker explained, listing project conceptualization, grant writing, and maintenance follow-ups as just a few of her work responsibilities. Jessica works […]

Member Spotlight

Irene Ogata, PLA, ASLA, AzAPA Urban Landscape Manager City of Tucson, Tucson Water (Public Information and Conservation Office), and much appreciated Exchange Programs Committee Member“Water is the number one way we take care of our public landscape,” says Irene Ogata, Tucson Water’s Urban Landscape Manager. Irene is involved in city-wide landscape issues and policies involving public […]

Member Spotlight – Jane Bacchieri

Jane Bacchieri Watershed Services Group Manager City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services and much appreciated Exchange Programs Committee Member By Tawnee Milko Portland Oregon is a metropolis enmeshed in water. Bordered on the north by the great Columbia River and bisected by the Willamette River, the city provides water-related utilities to more than 600,000 […]