The Water and Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County (WSACC) is an independent, incorporated, public body funded by user fees with no taxing authority supporting five jurisdictions in North Carolina: Cabarrus County, the Cities of Concord and Kannapolis, and the Towns of Harrisburg and Mount Pleasant.
WSACC is the primary planning agent for water and sewer facilities, provides wholesale wastewater transportation and treatment for its organizing jurisdictions, and provides reservoir management for some, or all, of its jurisdictions.
Michael Wilson serves as the Executive Director of the Water and Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County (WSACC). Michael is responsible for planning, directing, and managing the operations and personnel of the Authority and is involved in setting policies and goals under the direction of the Board of Directors. He has served in various capacities with the Authority since 1997. Michael is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Public Finance Officer, and Certified Local Government Finance Officer. He is the past president of the North Carolina Local Government Investment Association and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Cabarrus County Economic Development Corporation.
Robin Moore joined the Authority in 2004 and was promoted to Deputy Executive Director-Administration in 2009. She is responsible for directing the personnel functions and programs of the Authority as well as designing and implementing policies and procedures. Robin will exercise organization supervision over all employees in the absence of the Executive Director. She came to the Authority with over 15 years in the human resources field and has a strong background in policy development, training, recruiting, and other aspects in the human resources field. Robin received the 2007 Cabarrus Regional Society for Human Resources Management Professional of the Year award.
Chad VonCannon joined the WSACC Engineering Department in 2007 and was promoted to Engineering Director in 2019. Chad is responsible for assisting the Executive Director with planning, control and evaluation of WSACC operations, providing oversight and management of the Authority’s capital projects, and supervising the Engineering Department. Chad came to the Authority with a strong background in project management, wastewater/water operations, and linear project construction. Chad received his Professional Engineer certification in 2006 and is a registered PE in North Carolina. He also holds a Grade 4 Wastewater Certification and a Grade A Water Treatment Certification.
Wendi Heglar began serving as WSACC’s Finance Director in 2022. Wendi is responsible for planning and directing the financial program of the Authority and setting policies and goals under the direction of the Executive Director. She began her local government career with the Rowan County Finance Department, continued her public service career as Finance Director for the City of Kannapolis, and, most recently, as Finance Director for Cabarrus County. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Local Government Finance Officer in North Carolina.
Mark Fowler has served as Facilities Director for WSACC since 2011. He is responsible for directing and overseeing engineering, planning, project development, cost estimation, budgeting and technical work relating to the long range planning and monitoring of the operations of the wastewater treatment plants. Mark brings over 30 years of experience in water resources within Cabarrus County. In 1998, Mark was appointed by the Concord City Council to serve as a member of the WSACC Board of Directors. He served as a Director, Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Board until November 2011, at which time he resigned his position on the Board to accept the position of Facilities Director for the Authority.
Public Sector Star Certification
WSACC was awarded the Public Sector Star certification by the North Carolina Department of Labor Commissioner, Cherie Berry, in February of 2010. This certification is a program where the North Carolina Department of Labor recognizes workplaces with exemplary occupational safety and health programs. WSACC is the 13th Public Sector Star site in North Carolina. The benefits of being a STAR organization include: improved employee motivation to work safely leading to better quality and productivity; reduced workers’ compensation costs; recognition in the community; and improvement to safety programs through internal and external review.
ISO 14001 Certification
WSACC received ISO 14001 certification for its Environmental Management System (EMS) program in June 2011. ISO is an international standards organization that has developed standards to be used universally throughout participating countries for what should be the major elements of an EMS program. This is a voluntary program and organizations seeking to implement a certified ISO 14001 EMS must pass a third-party audit by a certified registrar. The benefits of an EMS program include improvement in compliance; development of universal operating procedures; reduction in major environmental impacts; potential reduction in operating costs; improved communications internally and externally; and potential regulatory relief. WSACC has become North Carolina’s fourth governmental entity to become ISO 14001 certified.
The Administrative Support area provides a variety of administrative, personnel, financial, and various support services to the Board of Directors, Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director – Administration, Finance Department and WSACC employees in order to continue the competent, efficient, cost effective and professional operation of WSACC.
The Engineering Department provides efficient and cost-effective engineering management and oversight services for the design and construction of capital projects and overall water/wastewater planning efforts, and provides the necessary engineering and technical information to support the various WSACC operational departments.
The Finance Section is charged with administering WSACC’s financial affairs. This includes the investment and safekeeping of WSACC’s funds; the maintenance of accounting and financial records; purchasing and asset management to include maintenance of fixed asset control records; collection of all monies due to WSACC including utility accounts; preparation of all of WSACC’s payrolls; compilation of WSACC’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report; all other financial reporting requirements to WSACC’s Board members and all financial institutions requiring WSACC’s financial information; data processing related to financial accounting and payroll; internal audit; coordinating the annual budget and monitoring compliance after adoption as required by the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act; preparation of a multi-year capital improvement program; debt administration to include compliance with the Local Government Commission requirements; assisting with the annual independent audit; and other special projects.
The Operations Department provides efficient and cost effective management of WSACC’s water and wastewater facilities.
Facility Support Groups include:
The goal of the Operations Department is to safely operate the facilities within permit requirements, maximizing the life and performance of the equipment, staying current with the latest technology, while maintaining the most efficient use of funds.
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