The Macon Water Authority

790 Second Street • Macon, GA 31202-0108 • (478) 464-5600

Macon Water Alliance Board

The Macon Water Environmental Education, Inc. -- which is doing business as the "Macon Water Alliance" -- is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit subsidiary of the Macon Water Authority. The Macon Water Alliance is governed by a five-member policy board consisting of four MWA Board Members and the Executive Director/President of the Authority.

The Macon Water Alliance was established to support local community education on environmental issues, to solicit donations and funds for the enhancement of local educational activities in STEAM resources, offer water and sewer resource assistance to Macon-Bibb County residents, and provide assistance to Middle Georgia residents for residential water-related plumbing repairs.

  • Mission - To work with relevant partners to ensure that residents of Middle Georgia are provided access to environmental education, environmental programs, and clean drinking water regardless of personal economic condition.
  • Vision - Build a stronger more unified Middle Georgia through Environmental Engagement, Education, and Partnership.

Macon Water Alliance Members serve two consecutive two-year terms, which begin on January 1 of Year I and end on December 31 of Year II after two consecutive terms of office. An Alliance Board Member may serve two consecutive full two-year terms, or any portion of an unexpired term to which a Member is appointed and does not constitute the full two-year term.

Recommendation of appointment for expiring Alliance Member terms will be placed on the Macon Water Alliance Board Meeting Agenda during the fourth calendar quarter prior to the expiration of the term. In the event of a vacancy of a Member, the recommendation of an appointment to fill an unexpired term that is vacated by a a Member should be placed on the Macon Water Alliance Agenda to be discussed at the next scheduled Board Meeting.

The 2023-2024 Board Members of the Macon Water Alliance:

Frank Patterson, Chairman (MWA District 4 Member)

Gary Bechtel (MWA Chairman)

Desmond D. Brown (MWA District 2 Member)

Arleen Samuels, MWA Controller

Ron Shipman, MWA Interim Executive Director and President

For more information on the services provided by the Macon Water Alliance, please contact us at (478) 738-6486.


Macon Water Authority
790 Second St.
P.O. Box 108
Macon, GA 31202-0108
(478) 464-5600
(478) 741-9146

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