Introducing the Member Spotlight!
CASA turns the spotlight on members who are making an impact in the clean water community. These members exemplify CASA’s mission. 

If you are interested in being highlighted or nominating another member, please contact Debbie Welch at

Beverli A. Marshall
General Manager
Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside
Legislative Update
House Committee Convenes Hearing on Public Infrastructure
This week, the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure held a hearing focused on the state of our nation’s public infrastructure. “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investing in Our Nation’s Infrastructure Cannot Wait” featured national stakeholders who detailed needs including wastewater, water, roads, railroads and other public works. CASA submitted a formal statement on the priorities for California’s clean water agencies.
Member News
We Need Your Help! 
Do you know a wastewater agency that is not a CASA member?

Our 2019 membership recruitment campaign is designed to broaden our representation of local wastewater agencies of all sizes and from all regions around California. Our members are our most valuable advocates. You can help us demonstrate our unique ability to connect California’s clean water agencies through advocacy, leadership, education and partnerships. 

If you know an agency that might be interested in joining CASA, please consider sharing this video which features CASA value and benefits. Additionally, our membership brochure further highlights CASA and it services. 

We appreciate all that you do to make CASA the leading organization dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. 
Welcome CASA’s Newest Board Member
David Cardenas, president of the Selma Kingsburg Fowler Sanitation District Board of Directors, has joined our board. Director Cardenas was appointed to the seat left vacant by the resignation of Tim Becker. In addition to his district role, he serves as mayor of the City of Fowler. Director Cardenas has been active member of CASA for many years.

At its January meeting, the CASA board also elected Novato Sanitary District Board member Bill Long to serve as vice president. Vice president Long joins fellow officers Traci Minamide, president, and Jason Dow, secretary/treasurer.
Speaking of the Board … We want Your Help
The nominating committee, chaired by past president Paul Bushee, will convene in the early spring to consider candidates for the August 2019 ballot. The committee will be recommending candidates for four of the 12 elected seats. 

The board of directors is the governing body responsible for policy decisions and oversight of the executive director. Board members are expected to:
• Attend CASA conferences and the Washington D.C. policy forum
• Participate in monthly board conference calls and in-person meetings
• Assist in member recruitment and retention
• Represent CASA at events and meetings as requested by the president

If you know someone who would be a valuable board member, please send a brief email to with their name, agency and a few sentences about his or her qualifications. Please send your recommendation by March 22.
Mark Your Calendar
Last Chance to Register for CASA Washington D.C. Policy Forum
It’s less than two weeks away from CASA’s Washington D.C. Policy Forum from February 25-27. We have an exciting program of speakers and panels. We will feature two renowned political commentators with interesting insights into the state of affairs in Washington D.C. They include Amy Walter from the Cook Political Report and Marty Kady from Politico PRO.
Feb. 25-27, 2019
Aug. 21-23, 2019