Lisa Wells
Lisa Wells, PE, CFM

W.K. Dickson
Director of Watershed Services

How long have you been a member of SESWA (years)?
Seven years.

Have you served SESWA in the past? If so, how?
I have served on the Conference and Education Committee and the Communications Committee. I have also been a conference presenter.

What abilities and attributes can you bring to the Board?
Thorough understanding of the state of the industry, including political, financial, and workforce pressures that stormwater programs face. Strong collaborator and team player with organizational experience of varying scales and types. I am serving or have served on a number of Boards and am well-versed in the role of the board in governance, policy, and strategic planning.

What background and experience do you have in the stormwater industry?
Experience in multiple facets of industry from: consultant designing and permitting site development and stormwater facilities for industrial, commercial, and institutional clients; City of Greenville, SC municipal engineer leading stormwater MS4 program and managing floodplain program elements; currently principal for W.K. Dickson in watershed practice serving municipal and local government clients across the Southeast with full spectrum of services from watershed master planning to capital project implementation to stormwater and environmental program services, both regulatory and operational. In my seven years in SESWA, I have been an active participant every year in conferences, workshops, and committee work.

Why do you want to serve on the Board of Directors?
I believe that SESWA plays a key role in supporting local governments, stormwater utility programs, and MS4 permittees. Every day I see the tremendous challenge that our members face in delivering stormwater services and striving to understand and mitigate flooding, improve water quality, and sustain infrastructure in the community while meeting regulatory metrics. Serving on the Board of Directors will allow me to further support these communities by helping set the direction for SESWA in enhancing and targeting the services most needed and desired by our local government members.