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SWSC’s Christina Jones Receives Outstanding Alumni of the Year Award

Christina Jones, Deputy Director of Water Operations at the Commission, has been recognized by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst College of Engineering for her outstanding professional and personal achievements as a recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

Christina Jones

This recognition is well deserved and further highlights the dedication, leadership, and innovation Christina brings to the Commission, and the water industry. As Deputy Director of Water Operations Christina plays a critical role in managing the treatment and reliable delivery of drinking water to homes and business throughout the region. She has also been integral in the planning and design of upgrades at the West Parish Filters Water Treatment Plant, which will modernize the aging water treatment system (originally built in 1909) and maintain service reliability for the 21st century.  Importantly, Christina has managed organizational changes in water operations necessary to keep staff safe while delivering potable water during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Commission congratulates Christina on receiving this award and for being recognized for her accomplishments in the field of engineering and in the water industry,” said Executive Director Joshua Schimmel. “Christina has been an invaluable addition to the Drinking Water Operations team. This is a crucial time in the water industry with a shortage of licensed and qualified personnel. The Commission has been proactive in addressing this concern by establishing outreach and training programs to build the water workforce of the future. Fostering the career growth of industry professionals like Christina is essential in safeguarding drinking water treatment and service reliability for the next generation.”

Read more about Christina's award and work with the Commission here.