Authority Members

The State Water Infrastructure Authority is made up of nine members, appointed as follows: 

Three of the members are state employees designated by the positions they hold: the director of the Division of Water Infrastructure, the Secretary of Commerce, and the director of the Local Government Commission within the Office of the State Treasurer.
Six of the members are appointed, two each by the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Each of the six appointed members is required by statute to be knowledgeable about public, local government-owned water and wastewater infrastructure.  




Mailing Address

Kim Colson

Director, Division of Water Infrastructure


NC Division of Water Infrastructure, 512 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh, 27604

Melody Adams

Director, Rural Grants/Programs; Rural Development Division; Dept. of Commerce


NC Dept. of Commerce, 301 N. Wilmington St., Raleigh, 27601

Greg Gaskins

Deputy Treasurer, State and Local Finance Division; Secretary of the Local Government Commission


NC Dept. of State Treasurer, 3200 Atlantic Ave., Raleigh, 27604

Juhann Waller Principal, JC Waller & Associates 336-697-2637 7-L Dundas Circle, Greensboro, NC 27407

Bernadette Pelissier


Leila Goodwin

Water Resources Engineer


420 Shoreline Drive, Cedar Point, NC 28584

Ed Goscicki




Cal Stiles

Cherokee County Commissioner


P.O. Box 99, Murphy, NC 28906

Maria Hunnicutt

Manager, Broad River Water Authority


BRWA, P.O. Box 37, Spindale, NC 28160