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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority


September 24, 2019


Ria Convery, (617) 788-1105

Governor Baker Swears in Two Members of MWRA Board of Directors

On Friday, September 20, 2019, Governor Baker swore in Joseph C. Foti and Paul E. Flanagan to the MWRA Board of Directors.

Mr. Foti, one of three Board members representing the MWRA Advisory Board, is currently serving his sixth term on the MWRA Board of Directors. He is the Deputy Administrator and Chief of Operations at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Division. Previously, he was the Director of Public Works for the City of Chelsea. He has been an active member of the MWRA Advisory Board since 1990, serving as Chairman from 1997 to 2001.  Mr. Foti received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Suffolk University while working in the Massachusetts House of Representatives as a Legislative Aide. 

Chief Flanagan is serving his third term as the Winthrop Town Council President's appointee to MWRA Board of Directors. He is the Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management for the Town of Winthrop. Prior to his appointment as Fire Chief in 2008, Mr. Flanagan served as Captain and Operations Officer for 21 years and has been a member of the Winthrop Fire Department since 1978. Mr. Flanagan serves as Winthrop’s jurisdictional point of contact (JPOC) for Boston’s Urban Areas Security Initiative and continues to be an active participant in metropolitan Boston’s emergency planning community. Mr. Flanagan studied electrical science at the Franklin Institute of Technology and Fire Science at North Shore Community College.


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Updated August 4, 2022