The DEAWRA is currently holding elections for Board Members. We are looking to fill 2 Board positions and the Officer Position of Vice President. Only DEAWRA members are eligible for voting will be receiving an email with a link to place your votes.
Please submit votes by January 25, 2023.
Information for voting has been emailed to members. Submit votes HERE using the info sent via email.
If you have any questions about voting, please email Jim Eisenhardt.
Officer Positions (Choose 1)
Michael Bard (Veolia)
Michael is a Manager of Communications and Community Relations at Veolia’s Delaware Operations. In this role, he manages external and internal communications, government relations and community engagement for a water utility serving over 100,000 people in Delaware. Before joining Veolia, Michael worked as a Program Manager for the Cadmus Group supporting USEPA Office of Water programs on water security and resilience, drinking water and clean water state revolving funds, watershed protection and UCMR5. Michael has also worked in external affairs and policy roles for Artesian Water and advocated for clean water initiatives with the Delaware Nature Society.
Michael holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy from American University in Washington, D.C. and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Delaware. While working towards his graduate degree at AU, Michael held staff roles at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Office of Climate Resilience and U.S. State Department, Office of Water. Michael enjoys hiking New Castle County and Delaware State Parks with his wife and two sons. Iron Hill, Middle Run Valley and Rittenhouse Park are local family favorites.
Board Positions (Choose up to 2)
Sara Esposito (DelDOT)
Sara is the Program Manager for DelDOT’s NPDES Program and has been with the program since 2016. There she coordinates the maintenance of DelDOT’s 500+ stormwater management facilities, as well as assists with MS4 compliance, the development and implementation of watershed restoration plans, and the compliance of DelDOT’s 17 maintenance yards’ industrial NPDES permits.Prior to joining DelDOT, Sara worked for DNREC for 5 years in the Drainage and Sediment & Stormwater Programs and started her career as an engineer with Element Design Group, a small land development consulting firm. She is a 2005 graduate from the University of Delaware with a Bachelors in Environmental Engineering. Though originally from New England with a brief time in North Carolina she now calls Milton, DE home. Sara and her husband built their house, and now horse barn, which is hopefully done soon so her daughter stops asking “when are the horses coming”!