Change in Board of Directors
Mary Anne Kowalski notified the SLPWA that she has decided to step down from the association’s board of directors, effective January 11, 2017.
The Board of Directors wishes to thank Ms. Kowalski for her long-term commitment and investment in Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association. Providing leadership and guidance for over ten years, Ms. Kowalski has been instrumental in creation of SLPWA’s water quality monitoring programs.
Ms. Kowalski moved to Seneca Lake in 2001 after retiring from the New York State Department of Health where she was responsible for the legislation, regulation, freedom of information and public and media relations for the New York State Health Department (DOH), Public Health Laboratory (Wadsworth).
Serving as a SLPWA board member since 2008, Ms Kowalski held the office of Secretary from 2008 through 2011 and served as SLPWA’s President from 2011 through 2016. Under her direction, SLPWA challenged the State Department of Health for failure to release documents about health impacts of fracking of natural gas and filed to be a petitioner in the challenge against LPG storage in salt caverns on Seneca Lake. Ms. Kowalski created SLPWA’s stream monitoring program and was critical in the creation of the SLPWA HABs monitoring program, which is now a model for the Finger Lake.
Many thanks to Mary Anne Kowalski for her commitment and investment to SLPWA. Mary Anne, provided leadership and guidance to SLPWA for over ten years and was instrumental in the creation of SLPWA’s water quality monitoring programs.