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John Donahue

John is the CEO of the North Park (Ill.) Public Water District and Immediate Past-President of the American Water Works Association.John has worked in the water industry for more than 35 years and actively involved with AWWA for almost 30 years. He has a degree in Environmental Engineering and is certified to operate both Water and Wastewater Treatment facilities at the highest level.During his career, John has been actively engaged in the legislative and regulatory process related to water issues both in the State of Illinois and Washington DC. He regularly lobbies elected officials for improvements in capital project financing which includes the State Revolving Loan Fund program. Most recently, John worked closely with AWWA to lobby the US Congress to approve a new capital finance mechanism called the Water Infrastructure Finance Innovation Authority (WIFIA). The program was approved by Congress and signed by the President in 2015.John has utilized both the conventional bond market and State of Illinois Revolving Loan Program to fund many capital projects throughout his career totaling more than $75 million.John and his wife Debbie reside in Roscoe, Illinois with their son Johnny. They have a married daughter Jill (Todd) Johnson and are the proud grandparents of 3 grandchildren. ���