Mary Massad, Southwest Water Authority (SWA) Manager/CEO was honored with the 2018 Water Wheel Award at the 55th Annual Joint North Dakota Water Convention and Irrigation Workshop on Dec. 6 in Bismarck.
Mary has devoted her career to development of rural water and bringing safe, reliable drinking water tothe citizens of southwest North Dakota.
The Water Wheel Award is given to someone who demonstrates a commitment to protect and manage North Dakota’s water resources.
According to a spokesman, Mary’s tireless efforts in coordinating local and state support for water in southwest North Dakota have been instrumental in the progress the Southwest Pipeline Project.
Mary has admirably led SWA’s staff through challenges in the economy and is a relentless advocate for the importance of quality water in southwest North Dakota.
Larry Bares, SWA Board of Directors Chairperson, states “Mary’s dedication and passion for water is truly a driving force in the success of Southwest Water Authority and the Southwest Pipeline Project.
Mary’s guidance and leadership have been an important asset in all aspects of the Project.
This award is a testament to her efforts, expertise, and commitment to water, the spokesman added.