The American Water Works Association (AWWA) on Thursday announced that two of its leaders have been appointed to the boards of nonprofit water organizations. AWWA CEO David LaFrance has been appointed to the board of Water Education Colorado (WEco), and Tracy Mehan, AWWA's executive director of government affairs, was elected to the board of directors of River Network. LaFrance’s term with WEco began in January. WEco was founded in 2002 amid a significant drought in Colorado, as an organization tasked with educating Coloradoans to help ensure a sustainable water future. WEco offers information, education and leadership programs to help provide a balanced view of issues facing Colorado's waters. Mehan's term with River Network officially begins Oct. 1. River Network is a national organization that increases awareness of protecting waters in the United States, encourages diversity in the environmental efforts and supports individuals and organizations involved in taking a stand for their waters. River Network offers mentoring, consulting, training, conferences and events for those that are working or advocating to protect their waters. River Network's staff includes scientists, water management and policy experts, lawyers and others with a passion for helping rivers and people. # # # Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 51,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.