Council: Technical Program: Utility Management Committee
Group Pages
Board Liaison
Kevin Irby
Committee Chair
Anthony Whitehead
Committee Vice Chair
Steven Miller
Council Chair
Jana Stewart
Ethan Thompson

Upcoming Events
Customer Service Virtual Lunch & Learn Seminar
Monday, October 5, 2020
Utility Management Committee Meeting
Friday, October 16, 2020


Utility Management Committee



The Utility Management Committee is always looking for new members that are interested in water and wastewater financial and management issues.  We meet approximately quarterly and have a goal of preparing two workshops a year.




Committee Chair

Chip Harris



Committee Vice Chair

Anthony Whitehead



Mission Statement

To promote optimal financial management to assure the future viability of water and wastewater utilities in North Carolina


Committee Objectives

  • Identify financial and other management issues that are important to the membership
  • Develop technical sessions, seminars, and workshops on financial and other management issues facing water and wastewater utilities in North Carolina
  • Serve as a reference for financial and other management resources
  • Promote committee’s resources to all utilities in North Carolina
  • Increase awareness of issues (i.e., aging infrastructure) that will impact financial management
  • Coordinate with AWWA and WEF committees that are in line with the mission statement


Online Resources

Environmental Finance Center at the UNC School of Government

The Environmental Finance Center assists communities; provides training and policy analysis services; and disseminates tools and resources on topics such as cost accounting, rate setting, and the development of sustainable cost recovery and institutional management systems.

North Carolina Government Finance Officer’s Association
An association of over 200 local government finance officers. The purpose of this Association is to promote the improvement of the methods of governmental financing in North Carolina as developed and recommended by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, and other recognized authorities in the field of government administration.

North Carolina City & County Management Association
The North Carolina City and County Management Association (NCCCMA) is the professional association for city and county managers and assistant managers from counties and municipalities throughout the State of North Carolina. One of our primary purposes for existing is to improve the quality of local government. Our members subscribe to a high standard of professionalism, including conformance with the ICMA Code of Ethics.

North Carolina League of Municipalities
A nonpartisan federation of more than 530 cities, towns and villages in North Carolina with the following purposes: advocate for municipalities at the state and federal level; provide a forum for the exchange of ideas among municipal officials; promote excellence and efficiency in municipal government; and provide services and information that will help municipal officials meet the needs of their citizens.



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