Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Director C. Heidi Grether recently announced that Wes Goodman, Executive Director of Operations for Clarkston Community Schools has been appointed chairman of the Statewide Drinking Water Advisory Council. In addition to serving in this capacity, Goodman will represent non-community water supplies on the Council.
Established by the recently revised Lead and Copper Rule, the role of the Council is to advise the MDEQ on efforts to educate the public about lead in drinking water. The Council is charged with the following:
- Develop plans for continuing public awareness about lead in drinking water, including the creation of materials to be distributed by water supplies;
- Assist in promoting the transparency of documents and data related to lead in drinking water; and
- Advise and consult with the Water Supply Advisory Councils on the development of plans for remediation and public education if the lead action level is exceeded; including the development of recommendations for public notification and minimizing lead exposure during construction.
Goodman has been employed with Clarkston Community Schools since 1994 and has more than 25 years of operations and facilities management experience. He was instrumental in the passing of a $76 million bond proposal in 2016, and is currently overseeing bond improvements throughout Clarkston Community Schools. Goodman will be joined by eight other professionals from across the Michigan on the Statewide Drinking Water Advisory Council.
About the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality: The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality promotes wise management of Michigan's air, land, and water resources to support a sustainable environment, healthy communities, and vibrant economy. Our vision is to reduce public health and environmental risks, assist Michigan communities with addressing infrastructure needs, and build external partnerships to address Michigan's environmental issues through the authorities granted to us by the Michigan Legislature and Constitution. Learn more about MDEQ at https://www.michigan.gov/deq/.
About Clarkston Community Schools: Clarkston is a highly regarded school district with an enrollment of more than 7,500 students. We have seven elementary schools (K-5), one middle school serving grades 6-7, one junior high for grades 8-9, and Clarkston High School, which serves students in grades 10-12. We also have an Early Childhood Center serving children ages 3-5, and an alternative high school/community education facility. Each Clarkston Community Schools' student is fully engaged in a globally focused education, from preschool through graduation, that fosters in students a sense of self, perspective, responsibility/ownership, and contribution. The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to cultivate thinkers, learners and positive contributors to a global society.
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