WEF Past President
Jackie Jarrell, P.E., is the immediate past president of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), an international organization of water quality professionals headquartered in Alexandria, Va.
Jackie has been with Charlotte Water for more than 29 years. As wastewater operations chief she has been responsible for wastewater operations with total permitted capacity of 123 million gallons per day (MGD), with the largest plant permitted at 64MGD, the related residuals program producing more than 90,000 wet tons/year, oversight of regulatory functions, process control, and continuous improvement programs within the operations areas.
Recently, Jackie was appointed as an interim deputy director for Charlotte Water. This has expanded her role to oversee customer service, communications, industrial pretreatment, laboratory services, and the Industrial Pretreatment Program, with more than 60 significant industrial users.
As a WEF member, Jackie has held multiple leadership and committee roles, including serving as the chair of the Utility Management Program Symposia and the first vice chair of the Utility Management Committee.
Also an active member of the North Carolina Water Environment Association (NCWEA), Jackie served as the MA chair in 2013. At that time, she lead the MA in developing NCWEA's strategic plan in 2013. Over many years volunteering for NCWEA, she chaired several committees including the Nominating Committee, the Public Education Committee, the Annual Conference Committee, and the Program Committee. She also worked on several committees such as Water for People (including a trip to Bolivia in 2011), the Wastewater Schools Committee, the Endowment Committee, and the Plant Operations Committee.
She is actively involved with the North Carolina Water Quality Association, a regulatory advocacy organization of utilities in North Carolina, and is a past chair and a current board member.
Jackie is a registered professional engineer in the state of North Carolina and holds a Biological Wastewater Grade II OIT. She received a B.S. in engineering from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. She is a member of the NC 5S. Jackie is the 2014 recipient of the Arthur Sidney Bedell Award. In 2015, Jackie, along with her colleagues, was awarded the Gascoigne Wastewater Treatment Plant Operational Improvement Medal.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT