Bulletin Board

MWMC Executive Secretary – Changing of the Guard

Katherine Hanna
Katherine Hanna 

On July 1, 2020, MWMC Executive Secretary Dan Boward will hand the baton to his MD DNR colleague, Katherine Hanna. Dan assumed the Executive Secretary position in 2006. Since then, the Council has become more involved in Maryland’s water monitoring community and the annual conference has grown in popularity every year. Katherine has been involved in Council activities for several years – including annual conference planning, committee, and web work. The MWMC will be in good hands going forward with Katherine at the helm. For information on how you can get involved in the MWMC, contact Katherine at mwmcsecretary.dnr@maryland.gov.

Charlie Poukish Retires from the Board

Charlie Poukish (center)
Charlie Poukish (center) accepts his Board Service Certificate
from Board Chair Sandy Hertz and Vice-Chair Mat Pajerowski.​

Long-time MWMC Board member, Charlie Poukish (Maryland Department of the Environment), retired from the Board in December, 2019. Known as the Council's Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charlie's contributions to the MWMC were many and varied. He served as Chair of the Information Management Committee and, for many years, brought fresh ideas and inspiration to the Annual Conference Planning Committee. Charlie was responsible for recruiting some real heavy-hitters to speak in annual conference plenary and breakout sessions. He could also be regularly relied upon to organize special sessions on dead or dying fish. Charlie will continue to serve on the Conference Planning Committee. Thanks Charlie!