ST. GEORGE — Ron Thompson, general manager of Washington County Water Conservancy District, is the new president of the National Water Resources Association (NWRA). He was elected to the post Nov. 16 at the association’s annual conference held in San Diego, California. His two-year term will commence Jan. 1, 2017.
As president, Thompson will work with the association’s board of directors and various committees to set the agenda and further advance the organization’s initiatives, influence and alliances.
NWRA is a national association that advocates federal policies, legislation and regulations promoting the protection, management, development and beneficial use of water resources.
Since its inception in 1932, its membership has strived to achieve a sustainable water supply for all beneficial users in an economical and environmentally responsible manner.
In addition to serving as president of NWRA, Thompson also serves in various capacities on other boards including the Utah Water Finance Agency, Colorado River Water Users Association, Utah Water Development Commission, St. George Washington Canal Company and St. George Valley Irrigation Company.
Past board appointments include president of the Utah Water Users Association, president of the Colorado River Water Users Association, vice president and chairman of the Resolutions Committee for NWRA, vice-chairman of the Utah Water Finance Agency and member of the Statewide Association of Prosecutors, Utah Association of Counties, State of Utah Drinking Water and the Utah Association of Special Districts. He was also the former Utah representative for the National Water Resources Endangered Species Task Force.
About Washington County Water Conservancy District
Washington County Water Conservancy District is a not-for-profit public agency established in 1962 to manage Southern Utah’s regional water needs. The district oversees the development, stabilization, management, acquisition and conservation of water resources in Washington County in an ongoing effort to provide a safe, reliable water supply for current and future generations. Visit www.wcwcd.org for more information.