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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
PRESS RELEASE

Posted:

July 30, 2021

Contact:

Ria Convery
(617) 788-1105, ria.convery@mwra.com


Governor Baker Swears in Two Members of the MWRA Board of Directors

Carroll, Pappastergion Swearing In

Congratulations to John J. Carroll and Andrew M. Pappastergion who were sworn in by Governor Charlie Baker for their new terms to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Board of Directors on July 29, 2021. Both members are representatives of the MWRA Advisory Board.

MWRA is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors who are appointed by the governor, or directly by elected officials in MWRA’s customer communities. ┬áMr. Carroll was first elected to the board in 1985, and is now the only original member of the MWRA Board of Directors. Since that time, Carroll has served as vice chairman of the board.

In recognition of Carroll's dedicated service and many contributions to the agency and its ratepayers, MWRA’s water treatment plant was named in his honor in 2005 as the John J. Carroll Water Treatment Plant, located in Marlborough.

Prior to his retirement, Carroll served for as town manager of Norwood for over 30 years, and previously served as Superintendent of Public Works and town engineer for Lexington. From 1974 to 1978, Carroll served as Commissioner of Public Works for the Commonwealth. He graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Civil Engineering, and also served in the U.S. Army from 1950-1952.

Mr. Pappastergion was first elected to the board in 1997 and serves as MWRA Board Secretary. He is the retired Commissioner of the Department of Public Works for the Town of Brookline. Prior to that he was Director of the Water and Sewer Division for 25 years, and previously served as a project engineer for design and construction of improvements to the utility infrastructure. He has served as an active member of the MWRA Advisory Board since 1985, and was Chairman for five years. Mr. Pappastergion is a graduate of Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, is licensed as a Registered Professional Engineer and holds a Grade 4 Operator's License for Drinking Water Supply Facilities in Massachusetts.

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Posted July 30, 2021