Mantua, National AWWA guest speaker at Fall Conference
Joseph P. Mantua, 2006-2007 vice-president of national AWWA, will be
the guest speaker at the 2006 Annual Fall Conference November 8-9 in Kearney.
After Joe Mantua joined AWWA in 1987, he found AWWA provided excellent
opportunities to exchange information, establish relationships, learn,
and have fun.
He chaired numerous Chesapeake Section committees: Community Relations,
Spring Meeting, Program, Regional Activities, Strategic Planning, Distribution
Systems, Nominations, Finance and Awards.
He was a section trustee from 1998 to 2000, section chair in 20012002,
and director beginning in 2005. An AWWA Board member, he is serving on
the Conference Management and Young Professionals committees.
He was a founding member of the Scholarship Board at the WSSC, which
provides college scholarships to children of commission employees.
Joe has been a long-time mentor, a career-day speaker, a science fair
judge, and participant with the adopt-a-school program. He recently completed
his second term as the management advisor to the company's employee council.
He received the Materials and Services Division manager's award in 2000
from his employer.
Joe serves as the project delivery group leader for the Washington Suburban
Sanitary Commission. The group administers facility and major pipeline
designs; manages facility planning studies and special projects. The group
also is responsible for the construction management and inspection of major
In 2005, Joe received the Malcolm Shaneman Quality of Life Award from
the Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association. The award
is presented to a public sector person who demonstrates concern for Montgomery
County quality of life and fosters partnership with the housing industry.
Honing his speaking skills in Toastmasters International, he has twice
received the Best Technical Presentation Award at the Chesapeake Section
annual meetings, in 1990 and 2004.
Joe has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and is a registered
He and his wife, Juliann, live in Rockville, MD.