Strategic Advisory Group

The Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) is charged with developing the vision and the implementation plan for the national rollout of the NGICP.

SAG objectives

  • Develop the proposed vision for the national certification program rollout
  • Develop the proposed business plan for the national certification program rollout

SAG members

  • Amy Stevens, Acting Division Chief (Watershed Management Operations), Department of Environmental Protection, Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Carlton Ray, Director, DC Water DC Clean Rivers Project, District of Columbia
  • David Johnson, Development Team Leader, Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District, Kentucky
  • David Stewart, Director of Engineering, Capital Region Water, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Jim Yurik, Principal Civil Engineer, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD), Illinois
  • John Sullivan, Chief Engineer, Boston Water & Sewer Commission, Massachusetts
  • James Stitt, Manager of Sustainability, Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority
  • Kevin Shafer, Executive Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), Wisconsin
  • Leslie Schehl, Supervising Engineer, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Randy Bartlett, Director of Stormwater Management Division, Fairfax County, Virginia
  • Rudy Chow, Director, City of Baltimore Department of Public Works, Maryland
  • Sarah Minick, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), California
  • Terry Leeds, Director, Kansas City Water Services Department, Missouri

The structure of NGICP also includes a Technical Advisory Group to oversee the development of the program’s technical components and a NGICP Certification Council to establish the program’s structure, governance, policies, and procedures.