CMUA Representatives Appointed to Committees
CMUA senior staff and representatives recently were appointed to influential committees with statewide reach.
State Treasurer John Chiang has appointed two CMUA representatives to serve on a statewide commission. CMUA Executive Director Barry Moline and Noreen Roche-Carter, treasurer for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), were asked to serve on a special project steering committee for the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission.
Chiang is proposing to develop a comprehensive, on-demand video-based training program focused on debt issuance and administration, for elected and appointed officials. Moline and Roche-Carter will advise the commission on effective ways to educate public officials statewide.
Created in 1981, the nine-person commission provides information, education and technical assistance on debt issuance and public fund investments to local public agencies and other public finance professionals.
“Elected and appointed officials make important decisions about the use of public’s money, with some obligating a public agency to long-term financial commitments. These governing board members may not be experts in day-to-day operations, but they need to know how the enterprise works and most important, the right questions to ask to make sure their decisions are wise. Our goal is to create the materials for board members to govern better,” Moline said. I think it will have a broad impact statewide and I appreciate Treasurer Chiang for providing the opportunity to serve.”.
Separately, CMUA Director for Water Danielle Blacet has been appointed vice chair of the Energy and Sustainability Committee for the CA-NV Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Blacet currently is the secretary of AWWA’s Safe Drinking Water Act Committee.
“I am honored to have been selected as the Vice Chair for the Energy and Sustainability Committee. I am looking forward to utilizing my background in both water and energy policy to advance the goals of the committee and the Association,” Blacet said.