2018 was one of the most eventful, difficult, taxing and exciting years in my time on the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. In November I was elected to a third term, coming in first place in a field of eight with more than a million votes
(Thank you people of Cook County!)
In December, the Board appointed a new executive director, Brian Perkovich, saw three new members sworn in to the nine-member board (Welcome Cam Davis, Kimberly Du Buclet and Marcelino Garcia!), and adopted a $1B+ balanced budget for 2019.
But I’m not done yet!
Fifty years ago, in December 1968, biologist Garrett Hardin published a trenchant essay called “Tragedy of the Commons” in Science magazine. My comments, shared at my installation ceremony, are here.
Each year I produce an annual report describing my work at the District.
My 2017 report is here.