Durham, NC -- Mike Schlegel, Regional Water Resources Program Manager at Triangle J Council of Governments, has been elected to join the Board of the North Carolina Water Resources Association. Schlegel was elected President-Elect for 2016, carrying on TJCOG involvement, with former employees Sydney Miller and Heather Saunders Benson having served several terms as NCWRA Secretary. “Mike’s appointment as President-Elect of the NC Water Resources Association is a great reflection on Mike’s leadership and reflects the respect he has from his colleagues. Triangle J Council of Governments has been viewed as a leader in water resource management, and Mike’s selection continues our commitment to working with our partners and member governments to foster collaborative partnerships,” remarks Lee Worsley, Executive Director of Triangle J Council of Governments.
Schegel comes well equipped to lead in his new role. He holds an MS in Watershed Science from Colorado State University and a BS in Environmental Resources Management from Penn State University. In his leadership at TJCOG, he conducts collaborative watershed planning and provides support in comprehensive water resources to local governments, state and federal agencies, and nongovernmental organizations. Schlegel has contributed to projects like Upper Cape Fear River Basin Association, Falls Lake Stakeholder Project, and Great Coharie Creek Local Watershed Planning Project.
The North Carolina Water Resources Association is the North Carolina state section of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) and has been a statewide non-profit organization for over 30 years. The organization brings great value to the water resources community in North Carolina by fostering the exchange of ideas and approaches from research to policy to practice. Additionally, it serves as a forum for collaboration and innovation on water resources throughout the state.
About North Carolina Water Resources Association
The North Carolina Water Resources Association provides a common forum in which to exchange ideas related to water resources, with emphasis on research, development, and management in North Carolina. NCWRA cooperates with federal, state, and local agencies, educational institutions, foundations, private companies, organizations, and others concerned with water resources.