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Congratulations to the Class of 2016 who graduated on September 15th at the MEWEA Convention at Sugarloaf.
JETCC is pleased to announce that the 8th year of Management Candidate School will begin on November 9th in Bangor. Thank you to Bangor Water District for hosting the Class of 2017!
JETCC, Maine DEP and DHHS, Maine Water Environment Association, and Maine Water Utilities Association are pleased to offer the Management Candidate School (MCS). This 11-month training program, which first started in Maine in September 2009, provides the intensive training, networking and skill-development coursework necessary to prepare the next generation of water and wastewater managers and leaders. With many of Maine's current water and wastewater managers at or near retirement age, it is hoped that the individuals who complete the MCS program will be able to continue the critical work of managing the state's water and wastewater treatment infrastructure. This exciting training program is aimed at mid-level operators with management potential.
Following a model established by Rhode Island, JETCC's board of directors and the Maine Wastewater Control Association executive committee spearheaded the effort to launch this training program. For the first year, MEWEA and DEP provided significant financial support. The year-long program includes management courses, technical courses (such as engineering basics and construction planning) as well as skill training in areas such as personnel management, media relations, dealing with regulatory agencies, and budget preparation. Participants earn more than 70 training contact hours and will be able to count the training for two renewal cycles.
For information about current and upcoming MCS programs, click on the links above. For general information, contact JETCC at (207) 253-8020.
L-R, Front Row: Bob Shaw, Greater Augusta Utility District; Travis Day, Orono WPCF; Josh McKay, Old Town WPCF; Mike Williams, Lewiston Water & Sewer. Second Row: Jason Souzer, Greater Augusta Utility District; MJ Dillingham, Auburn Water District; Ryan Tweedie, Hampden Water District; Shelli Gushue, Hampden Water District. Third Row: Tom Freitas, Lewiston Water & Sewer; Rob Weymouth, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Wells Water District; Jon Helstrom, Fort Fairfield Utility District, Bret Marshall, Dover-Foxcroft Wastewater. Back Row: Troy Hornyak, Bangor Water District; Kathleen Chapin, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Wells Water District; Andy Cote, Old Town Water District; Jacob Spinney, Bangor Water District; Amanda Smith, Bangor WWTP; Holly Sadler, Kennebec Water District. Not Pictured: George Johns, City of Portland.
Back Row L to R: Bruce Gardner – Bath Water District; Ian Carter – Kennebunk Sewer District; Brian McBride – Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Wells Water District; A.J. Newhall – Newport Water District; Lance Raymond – City of Bangor Public Works Dept; Boyd Smith – Orono-Veazie Water District; David Williams – Greater Augusta Utility District; Joseph Hartigan – Farmington Wastewater Treatment. Middle Row: Ryan Bourque – Portland Water District; Warren Smith – Livermore Falls Wastewater Treatment; Earle Varney – Lewiston Auburn Water Pollution Control Authority; Adam West – Lewiston Water & Sewer Dept.; Jacob Butler – Hartland POTW; Matthew Sampson - Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Wells Water District; Josh Chartrand – Skowhegan Water Pollution Control; Ben Barry – Greater Augusta Utility District. Front Row: Reginald Winslow – Bar Harbor Water; Fred Terison – Yarmouth Water Pollution Control Dept.; Richard Moran – Penobscot Energy Recovery Company; Nathan Landry - Lewiston Water & Sewer Dept.; Thomas Darrow – Penobscot McCrum LLC; Jared Bragdon – Kennebec Water District; Sheldon Main – Camden Wastewater Dept. Inset: Jacob Verrill – Mechanic Falls Water
TOP ROW, Left to Right: Matthew Bubar, Falmouth WWTF; Anthony Soucy, City of Gardiner; Justin Richardson, KKWWD; Dan Libby, Maine Water Co.- Camden/Rockport Div.; Dale Wermenchuk, Town of Kennebunkport; Keith Archibald, KKWWD; Edwin Woods, Lewiston Auburn WPCA; Robert Howard, Brewer WPCF; Justin Barnett, York Sewer District; Mark Beaudoin, City of Saco. FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Thomas Pike, Sanford Sewerage District; Edward Thyng, KKWWD; Daniel Munsey, Brunswick Sewer District; Greg Pargellis, KKWWD; Richard Gaeth, Boothbay Harbor Sewer District. (Left Inset: Albert Clinch, Rangeley Water District; Right Inset: Andrew O'Brien, Yarmouth WPCF).
TOP ROW, Left to Right - Cindi Heannsler, Verso Paper; William Stritch, Yarmouth Wastewater Dept.; Zhenya Shevchenko, South Portland Water Resource Protection; Kevin Frazier, Maine Water Co.-Biddeford/Saco; James Trombley, Newport Water District; Thomas Chase, York Water District; Tony Yorke, York Water District; Michael Stewart, Lisbon Sewer Dept.; Jason Prout, Brunswick Sewer District. FRONT ROW, Left to Right - Michael Janczura, Thomaston WCD; Shawn Ready, Ted Berry Company; Dustin Price, York Sewer District; Jonathan McCabe, Freeport Sewer District; Christian Rodriguez, Portland Water District; Kevin Eaton, York Sewer District (not pictured: David Pratt, Boothbay Harbor Sewer District).
Left to Right - Back Row: Tom Wiley, So. Portland Water Resource Protection; Andrew Whitaker, Saco Water Resource Recovery Facility; Jeffrey Moulton, South Portland Water Resource Protection; Tom Mason, Brunswick Sewer District; Alex Buechner, Biddeford Wastewater Treatment Facility; Michael Cummons, Maine Water Company-Rockport; Stanley Doughty Jr., Brunswick & Topsham Water District; Justin Futia, City of Portland; Jeffrey Hatch, Greater Augusta Utility District; Andy Bryant, Ted Berry Company; Chris Curtis, Yarmouth Water District; Front Row: Benjamin LaPlante, Kennebec Water District; Keefe Cyr, Bangor Wastewater Treatment Facility; Peter Godfrey, Greater Augusta Utility District; Marissa Carr, Maine Water Company-Biddeford & Saco; Chelsea Elliot, Alfred Water District; Eric Altvater, Machias Wastewater Treatment Plant; Not pictured: Chris Remick, Maine Water Company-Bucksport
Left to Right - Back Row: Matt Densmore, Brunswick Sewer District; Carl Palm, Kittery Water District; Noah Emery, York Water District; Michael Courtenay, Warren Sanitary District; Joel Anderson, Portland Water District; Sean Castles, South Portland Water Resource Protection Dept; Glen Bellefleur, Scarborough Sanitary Distict; Middle Row: Michael Lockard, Brewer Water Pollution Control Facility; Larry Graham, York Water District; Tim Wade, Kennebec Water District; Adrian LeClair, Maine Water Company-Skowhegan; Eric Gagnon, Brunswick Topsham Water District; Stacy Thompson, Saco Water Resource Recovery Facility; David Madsen, Lewiston Auburn Water Pollution Control Authority; Mike Dunham, Ted Berry Company; Dan Bicknell, Freeport Sewer District; Leeann Hanson, JETCC Training Coordinator; Kneeling: Nick Rico, Kennebunk Sewer District; Michael Antonelli, Wells Sanitary District; Travis Bickford, Maine Water Company-Freeport
Left to Right - Back Row: James Wallace, Portland Water District; Matt Zetterman, Kennebec Water District; Scott Paradis, Bangor Wastewater Treatment Plant; Mark Damon, Falmouth Wastewater Treatment Plant; William Alexander, Brunswick Topsham Water District; James McLaughlin, Baileyville Wastewater Treatment Plant; Jason Sockbeson, Penobscot Nation Water Pollution Control Facility; Scott Hesseltine, Lincoln Sanitary District Middle Row: Nelson "Skip" Murphy, Brewer Water Dept; Matt Small, Brewer Water Dept; Robert Lento, Mars Hill Utility District; Shawn Gifford, Lincoln Sanitary District; Michael Durant, Town of Kingfield; Damon Bickford, Clinton Water District; Cintya Bailey, Verso Paper; Wendy Pollard, Old Town Water District Kneeling: Jamie Holyoke, Hampden Water District; Kevin Luttrell, Bangor Water District; Duane Brown, Falmouth Wastewater Treatment Plant; Ron White, Kennebec Sanitary Treatment District; Lynn Woodard, Kennebec Sanitary Treatment District (Not pictured: Travis Jones, Bar Harbor Wastewater Division)
Left to Right - Back Row: Gary Farnham, Boothbay Harbor Sewer District; Christopher Cline, Yarmouth Sewer District; Dale Quimby, Chick Hill Spray Facilities, Rangeley Middle Row: Nick Konstantoulakis, Mechanic Falls Sanitary District; Peter Elias, Anson-Madison Sanitary District; Sal Bartolotta, Great Salt Bay Sanitary District, Damariscotta; Andre Brousseau, MWWCA President; Leeann Hanson, JETCC Training Coordinator; Carl Leathers, Kennebec STD, Waterville; Steve Aievoli, Town of Lisbon; Soct Lausier, Kennebunkport WWTF Front Row: Jeannette Murch, Falmouth WWTP; Jennifer Nicholson, Brunswick Sewer District; Celeste Fletcher, Wells Sanitary District; Daniel Laflamme, City of Biddeford; Ty Morin, Sanford Sewerage District. (Not pictured: Peter Sherwood, Kennebec STD, Waterville; Michael Tibbetts Jr., York Sewer District; George Kathios, Kittery WPCF)