Our mission is to be the leading source of professional services,
support, and representation for Missouri water and wastewater utilities.

Thankful for his 26 years of service to MRWA,

please join us in congratulating the new

Director of Federal Programs for the
National Rural Water Association,

Randy Norden

 

 The Story of the “Wrong Guy”

 

In early 1994, MRWA Administrator Sue Campbell faced a dilemma. MRWA had received funding for a new program from NRWA and needed to hire a “Groundwater Tech” to fill the position. Searching for ideas, she asked the MRWA staff if they knew of any individuals who might be interested in the new employment. Billy Everett, who at that time was MRWA’s only Circuit Rider, said he knew of an energetic young man who seemed to be on the ball who was working in DNR’s Southeast Regional Office in Poplar Bluff. After some thought and discussion, Billy said he thought his name was Randy Norden.

Time passed and at the next MRWA staff meeting, Administrator Campbell introduced MRWA’s newest employee, Randy Norden, to the rest of the staff. After the meeting, as John Hoagland, Billy Everett, and Gary Dewitt were leaving the meeting, Billy commented to the others “Well, the new guy seems pretty nice but that is not the guy I was thinking of from Poplar Bluff.” Turned out Billy had gotten the name wrong and the “wrong” person had been hired.

Fast forward 26 years, the “wrong” person who turned out right is leaving MRWA. Randy Norden, Executive Director of MRWA has accepted a position as Deputy CEO of the National Rural Water Association in Duncan, Oklahoma. April 3, will be Randy’s last day with MRWA. We wish Randy the very best and know he’ll do a great job for NRWA.

 

 

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24mar(mar 24)8:00 am28apr(apr 28)4:30 pm10-DAY DRINKING WATER TREATMENT & DISTRIBUTION CERTIFICATION COURSE - COLUMBIABlue Voucher Eligible 10 Day Drinking Water Certification Course

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02jun8:30 am4:30 pmDrinking Water Regulation Update-ColumbiaFREE! One-Day Course

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july

julAll Day10-Day Drinking Water Treatment & Distribution Certification Course - Eureka, MO2020 Blue Voucher Eligible

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