March 22, 2016 -- After nearly twelve years of service as the Executive Director of Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority and Rivanna Solid Waste Authority, Tom Frederick has accepted a new position as Deputy General Manager of Loudoun Water. He will remain at Rivanna through the end of April.
Among his accomplishments are the transformation of the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority’s rundown and aging wastewater transmission and treatment infrastructure to the renewed and advanced treatment facilities that exist today; the successful development and approval of the 50-year water supply plan for the community which included the completed expansion of the Ragged Mountain Reservoir; and the growth of the financial integrity of the organization, as recognized by multiple bond rating increases, which made these capital improvements possible. Also under his tenure, the Solid Waste Authority implemented an effective corrective action plan for the closed Ivy landfill containing groundwater contamination and eliminating odors, restoring trust with neighbors of the Ivy site.
“I am extremely grateful to the Rivanna Authorities Boards of Directors, the citizens of Charlottesville and Albemarle, and Rivanna’s management team and employees, for the opportunity to serve,” said Mr. Frederick. “The past twelve years have been a wonderful time for personal and career growth, and are full of memories. I’m honored by the team’s many accomplishments. The offer I now accept could not have been possible without my experience here.”
Board Chairman, Mike Gaffney, stated, “We would have loved to have Tom retire from the Rivanna Authorities many years from now, but we are grateful that he has been with us for these past twelve years. I know he wasn’t out looking for other opportunities, but I wasn’t surprised that opportunities came looking for him. We wish him the best in his new position with Loudoun and thank him for all hard work and dedication to our community.”
Mr. Frederick has been a leader in the water industry for over 30 years. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Virginia Water and Waste Authorities Association (immediate past president and current treasurer) and the Virginia Association of Municipal Wastewater Agencies (current secretary). He is also a member of the Global Water Leaders Group, a cluster of water utility CEOs representing combined water service to over 1 billion people. Recently he was appointed by the Director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to the Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Advisory Committee for his expertise in water supply management. This past month, he was appointed by Governor McAuliffe to a nine-person committee to address how to better utilize the nutrient exchange program for economic development in Virginia without compromising the Chesapeake Bay water quality goals.
Loudoun Water is a public agency with approximately 260 employees providing comprehensive drinking water and wastewater services to over 65,000 households in the rapidly growing designated development area of Loudoun County, Virginia, including the communities of Ashburn, Sterling, Brambleton, and Broadlands to the north and west of Dulles International Airport.
The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors has elected to appoint Lonnie Wood, the current Director of Finance and Administration, as Interim Executive Director and will began a national search to fill the permanent Executive Director position.