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Professional License

Michigan Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation Certification Class “A,B,C,D”

Unique Qualifications

  • 42 years experience in Wastewater, Stormwater and Utilities
  • Extensive Industrial Pretreatment Experience
  • 11 years WEF Biosolids Management Program Platinum
  • LIFT – Intelligent Water Systems Challenge Judge

Professional Activities and Affiliations

  • WEF Plant Operations & Maintenance Committee
  • Water Environment Federation (WEF)
  • Michigan Water Environmental Association (MWEA)
  • Ohio Water Environmental Association (OWEA)
  • Indiana Water Environmental Association (IWEA)
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA)
  • National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)
  • Smart Water Network (SWAN)
  • Committee on Emerging contaminants of Concern (Previously PFAS Committee)
  • Sustainable Energy Committee
  • Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers (5S)

Utility Achievements

  • Utility of the Future
  • Biosolids BMP Platinum (11 years)
  • Stormwater Institute Gold
  • Michigan Clean Corporate Citizen
  • 2 PACE Awards for Marketing


  • MWEA Willard Shephard Award – 20 years of membership in Association.
  • WEF Williams D. Hatfield Award– Recognizes outstanding treatment plant operators.
  • MWEA James R. Rumsey Award – 2007, 2015 – best paper given at a MWEA or WEF conference.

Previous Involvement

  • National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)
  • Smart Water Network (SWAN)
  • Leaders Innovation forum For Technology (LIFT)
  • Sustainable Energy Committee
  • Ada Planning Committee

Personal Involvement

  • Knights of Columbus
  • Blood Drive Coordinator- Versiti Blood
  • President, Michelle Lunn HOPE Foundation
  • Polish Falcons Member

Areas of Experience and Examples Projects

  • SCADA Implementation and Upgrades – FWPCF (implemented SCADA) and GRWRRF (Upgrade of Water, Wastewater and Stormwater to a single platform)
  • Metering and Instrumentation – FWPCF and GRWRRF
  • Headworks – GRWRRF
  • Primary Treatment – FWPCF and GRWRRF
  • Secondary Treatment – FWPCF (conversion from coarse bubble to fine bubble aeration) and GRWRRF (conversion from coarse to fine bubble eBNR and final tank capacity improvements)
  • Disinfection – FWPCP (sulfur dioxide system for dichlorination) and GRWRRF (conversion for Chlorine to UV)
  • Solids Handling – FWPCF (Biosolids Management Plan and replacement of vacuum filters with filter belt presses) and GRWRRF (new solids storage and dewatering facility. design of digestion with resource recovery)

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