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Structuring your governance model - Rural Community Assistance Partnership

Session Description

Whether you are creating a new utility for the first time or combining efforts with other communities/systems on a new or existing shared utility, governance is a vital part of the process. You need to understand what types of entities exist in your state that have the ability to purvey drinking water, treat or transport wastewater or manage stormwater, you need to know what powers and responsibilities each type of entity has, and make an informed decision for your unique infrastructure solution. Does this entity need its own board? What will be the board’s composition/how will they be put into place? Will the board adequately represent your customers? What are the requirements, roles and responsibilities of this governing body? What resources are out there to ensure they get the training they need to be successful?

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