PNCWA Regions/ID


Idaho Region of PNCWA


Organizing principles: The Idaho Region consists of all PNCWA and WEF/PNCWA members in Idaho and it is also the umbrella organization the three PNCWA Sponsored Operators Sections in Idaho, Southwest, Southeast, and North. ID Region has its own Constitutions and Bylaws (currently under revision) and each of the Sections (when the Regional revision is complete) operate under the Region Constitution but have their own unique bylaws.

ID Region Constitution and Bylaws (2009)

Idaho Regional Director:

Ron Gearhart
City of Emmett
1478 Cascade Rd
Emmett, Idaho 83617
208-365-6059; F 208-365-6774



To all Idaho members of PNCWA,

Nominations from the Northern Idaho Operators Section for the next Idaho Regional Director of PNCWA have concluded.

Rodney Cook, City of Moscow has been nominated and confirmed as a candidate for the next Regional Director.

A vote from all Idaho PNCWA members in good standing has been requested, approving Rodney Cook as Idaho Regional Director Elect of PNCWA.  If approved, Rodney would become Idaho Regional Director at the 2012 PNCWA Annual Conference in Boise and his term would extend for 3 years.

Write in candidates will not be accepted due to need of confirming employer support of this position.

Voting will conclude on Dec 30, 2011.

 Rodney Cook's background:

"I started in the Water and Wastewater field on December 2, 1991 working for the City of Juliaetta . They had 9 wells and 2 springs and were gearing up to build a surface water treatment plant to draw water out of the Potlatch River. They had an Extended Air Activated Sludge plant, wasting was done to four sand beds for sludge removal. On top of the wastewater system I was responsible for streets, parks, right of way maintenance, equipment repair, facility maintenance, meter reading and replacement, dog catching, water and sewer line replacement. In short a jack of all trades (the definition of an operator). While there, we (the systems) received the most improved water system (from Idaho Rural Water Association) and Operation and Maintenance excellence award from EPA.
"In October 30 2001 I started working for the City of Moscow at their 4 MGD new Advanced Biological Nutrient Facility as an operator 2 and in 2006 was promoted to operator 3, in 2009 we added tertiary effluent filters and supply effluent to the U of I for irrigation. I hold multiple licenses: Water Treatment 2, Collection 2, Wastewater 4, and Lab 2. Over the past 20 years I have gained valuable knowledge as an operator in this all hands on business.  If I have learned anything, it is that one should never be afraid to ask questions and never stop learning. In 2010 I served as North Idaho Operator Section President and 2011 as Past President for the section.











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