Rivanna Authorities Welcomes Bill Mawyer!

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 in Featured, Newsroom, Water Industry Leaders

Rivanna Authorities Welcomes Bill Mawyer!

November 2, 2016 marked the first day of William I. Mawyer Jr.’s tenure here at Rivanna Solid Waste Authority and Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority as the Executive Director!  We are very excited for him to join us and look forward to his leadership. Below is the official press release that went out last week after the RSWA and RWSA board officially appointed Bill.

Press Release sent 10/25/2016:

Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA) and Rivanna Solid Waste Authority (RSWA) is pleased to announce the appointment of William I. (Bill) Mawyer, Jr., as the new Executive Director of both Authorities beginning November 2.

Bill Mawyer has been the Assistant Director of the Public Utilities Department in Henrico County, Virginia for the last 15 years. In this position, he was responsible for the treatment of drinking water and wastewater as well as refuse and recycling services for the 320,000 residents of Henrico County.

Bill’s career extends over 30 years and includes service with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Norfolk, Facilities Management at the University of Virginia, and the Engineering and Public Works Department in Albemarle County.

Mike Gaffney, RWSA and RSWA Board Chairman stated, “The Board is pleased to welcome Bill back to our community. He is very knowledgeable and experienced in water and wastewater as well as solid waste which we feel has prepared him well for this leadership role. We believe Bill’s strong engineering and utility management experience make him a great fit to lead Rivanna into the future.”

“I am very excited to join the Rivanna Authorities team and return to the Albemarle / Charlottesville area,” Bill Mawyer said. “Working with the Board of Directors and the community, our Rivanna team will continue to provide the utility, refuse and recycling infrastructure necessary to maintain the high quality of life enjoyed by this area.”

Bill has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia, a Master of Business Administration from Averett College, and is a licensed professional engineer in Virginia. Bill grew up in the North Garden area of Albemarle County and is a graduate of Albemarle High School. Bill’s wife is a public school teacher in Henrico County. They have one adult daughter and two sons in college. Bill enjoys traveling, playing golf, and coaching youth sports.


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