Alice Cannella Appointed To Hamilton County WWTA Board; Fills Unexpired Term Of John McPherson
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
County Mayor Jim Coppinger has appointed Alice Cannella, a professional engineer, to the board of the Hamilton County Water & Wastewater Treatment Authority, with members of the Hamilton County Commission approving the appointment.
Ms. Cannella is a retired professional engineer with 36 years of experience with both Hamilton County and the city of Chattanooga in the wastewater field. From 1981 until 1990, Ms. Canella worked for Hamilton County Engineering. In 1991, she became the System Engineer and later, was promoted to Plant Superintendent for Moccasin Bend Sewage Treatment Plant. Prior to her retirement in 2014, she served as director of waste resources for the city of Chattanooga.
Cannella received a BS in civil and environmental engineering from Tennessee Technical University and an MS in engineering management from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is filling the unexpired term of John McPherson, who resigned to spend more time with family.
County Mayor Coppinger noted, “Finding someone with the expertise and qualifications that Alice has for this appointment will serve the citizens of Hamilton County well as the WWTA continues to consider significant wastewater challenges. We are fortunate that she was willing to accept an appointment to a board that is doing so much to meet present and future sewer needs.”
WWTA Board Chairman Mike Moon said, “We appreciate the long tenure of John McPherson on the WWTA board. His commitment to the work of the board and to the staff of the WWTA is something that will always be valued. We are pleased that his successor brings insight and knowledge of both the city and the county to the table. This expertise will be invaluable as we continue to work with the EPA in executing a consent decree.”