Podcast: Water Works with David LaFrance, CEO of AWWA

Podcast: Water Works with David LaFrance, CEO of AWWA

David LaFrance
Chief Executive Officer
American Water Works Association
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David LaFrance serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the American Water Works Association he joins the podcast to talk about his work with the professional association, the challenges to Water service, Flint and more. David served as Director of Finance for Denver Water for the past 12 years and is a respected industry leader in the areas of utility economics and water rates. Prior to being named Director of Finance in 1998, he served as Denver Water’s Manager of Rate Administration for five years. David got his MBA from the University of Colorado, Denver in 1992 and went to undergrad at Lewis and Clark College in Portland. 

Podcast Topics

  • 10% of life is what happens to you; 90% of life is what you choose to do.
  • Advice for the new GFOA and ICMA Executive Directors.
  • How children impacted David’s career.
  • The importance of affordability, communications, and water chemistry in wake of the Flint water crisis.
  • Growing globally: AWWA’s presence in India
  • Attracting and retaining employees… how water agencies are preparing for a wave of retirements.
  • A day without water
  • Learning from our mistakes: David’s biggest mistake and what he learned from it.


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