Photo Courtesy KC Water District 125
Shane Young has worked hard improving the Tukwila-based KC Water District 125's District's relationship with rate payers and has spent much of his personal time helping the Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts with their accounting software. He was given an award.

Shane Young, Office Manager, KC Water District 125 officially recognized

Tukwila-based King County Water District 125 press release:

The Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts has recognized Shane Young, Office Manager, King County Water District 125 for Outstanding Performance, Dedication, Effort and Quality of Leadership
Shane has served as Office Manager, supervising a staff of 2.5. Following retirement of a long time office manager, resolved major PR/financial issues and designed and implemented a 2 year process integrating new management and accounting practices.

His professionalism, leadership, and thoughtful assertiveness has served the District very well, creating positive professional relationships with existing office staff & superintendent/field staff. He maintains excellent relationships with legal and engineering consultants, ratepayers, contractors, vendors, colleagues, elected officials and agency staff members. He continuously consults with his co- workers and the board to upgrade office procedures, technology and related training to more efficiently manage the district.

He supports and encourages continuing education for all staff and he personally seeks and obtains certifications that benefit the district, while outside the training requirements. He has supported the Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts by providing ongoing accounting system support during a transition of staffing. He is active in his community and provides a well balanced level of leadership in all that he does.

The Recognition Ceremony took place on Thursday September 20th, 2012 at the Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts Annual Conference in Spokane.

Founded in 1996 the Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts represents Washington State’s special purpose sewer and water districts. Special purpose sewer and water districts provide services to 30% of the population in the state of Washington. There are 176 special purpose sewer and water districts in the state.

The Association’s role is to provide education and assistance for elected district commissioners and continuing education classes for general managers as well as certified water and wastewater treatment plant operators. To foster increased communication between members, encourage standardization of water and sewer methods and services that bring benefits to their ratepayers, the Association also represents special purpose districts in the Washington Legislature and with state and local agencies.

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