The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) awarded the city of Ann Arbor a 2018 Gold Award for Exceptional Water Utility Performance, its highest honor, October 15 in San Francisco. Ann Arbor was recognized for its exceptional service to customers, strategic decision-making and investment in its staff.
Ann Arbor Water Treatment Plant Manager Brian Steglitz says, “Drinking water systems are facing substantial challenges. We must continue to innovate to come up with solutions and advocate for continued investment so that we can provide the best possible water to our customers.”
AMWA honored 14 public drinking water systems with utility management awards, eight received the Sustainable Water Utility Management Award, three received the Platinum Award for Utility Excellence and three others, including Ann Arbor, were presented the Gold Award for Exceptional Water Utility Performance.
The Ann Arbor City Council approved engaging the professional services of the Center for Priority-Based Budgeting (CPBB) to conduct a priority-based budgeting survey for the city of Ann Arbor to obtain meaningful and broad citizen input to assist staff and council members in developing budget and spending priorities for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. The fiscal year 2020 budget will be submitted on April 15, 2019.
The city encourages all residents to share their insights and opinions through an online-only survey on what they believe the city’s priorities should be for the upcoming budget. The deadline to take this survey is November 18.
Take the survey at SurveyGizmo.com/s3/4586745/Ann-Arbor-Budget-Priorities.