Executive Committee

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John Berti
Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority

John is the Data Processing and IT Manager at the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority wastewater treatment plant in Wilkes-Barre, PA.  

He has served on the Conference Committee, the Legislative Committee (Chair), and as Region Director 3 from 2014-2019.

His personal interests include running, cycling, and music.  

John is a graduate of Misericordia University with a Bachelor’s degree in Management of Information Technology and resides in Dallas, PA, with his wife, Kimberly.
 

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Melissa Komar
Johnstown Regional Sewage Authority

Melissa Komar is a 2001 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography.  After working in Pittsburgh as an environmental specialist for GAI Consultants she returned to Johnstown to raise her family. Melissa worked through the ranks within municipal government starting as the GIS Specialist, Land Management Coordinator, Assistant City Manager and spent 2016 as the Interim City Manager.  Melissa is currently the Executive Director of the Johnstown Redevelopment Authority. The Authority also oversees Johnstown Regional Sewage. The Johnstown Redevelopment Authority exists and operates for two public purposes; the elimination of blighted areas for residential, recreational, commercial, or industrial reuse, and to provide a suitable living environment as well as adequate employment opportunities for the citizens of Johnstown. Its mission is to undertake urban renewal and the continued revitalization of the City of Johnstown, using unified public and private partnerships while engaging citizens in a community vision for growth. In 2019 the Johnstown Redevelopment Authority was honored by the Cambria Regional Chamber of Commerce with the Community Impact Award.  This award recognizes an organization that is truly making a difference in our region by taking positive action to invest in our community and sees social responsibility as an integral part of their success.  In 2017 Melissa was honored by the Young Professionals of the Alleghenies with the award for community involvement, as well as one of PA Business Central’s Foremost under 40. Melissa was also named the “2017 Woman of the Year” in the category of “professional” by the YWCA of Greater Johnstown. She serves on the John Murtha Johnstown – Cambria County Airport Authority, and the Greater Johnstown Community YMCA board of directors.  
 

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William Ross
Lower Saucon Authority
 

Bill is the Administrator of the Lower Saucon Authority in Northampton County, a role he has had since 2016. A graduate of Penn State University, Bill served as PMAA’s Region 2 Director from 2018-2021. 

Bill got his start in the industry when, as an elected member of the Town of Clinton (N.J.) Council, he was appointed to the water commission in 1994. After serving for five years, he and his family moved to Lower Saucon Township, PA in 1999. Upon seeing a vacancy on the local authority board and thinking that his experience was a good fit, he submitted an application and was appointed to the Lower Saucon Authority board in 2001. He served as board Secretary from 2003-2005, board Vice-Chairman from 2006-2007 and as board Chairman from 2008-2016. As chairman, he worked closely with the previous administrator, who ran the day-to-day operations of the authority. When the administrator retired in 2016, his position was offered to Bill, who has held it since then. 

An avid golfer, Bill spends much of his free time reading (preferably history and detective novels). He usually has music surrounding him, whether at work, on the course or at leisure. Bill and his wife Deb just recently celebrated their 35th anniversary. They have three adult daughters: Melissa, Libby and Colleen.   
 

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Thomas A. Zeuner
Northampton Bucks County Municipal Authority

Tom Zeuner has been with the Northampton Bucks County Municipal Authority for 19 years, 14 of those years serving as Executive Director. The Northampton Authority serves approximately 14,000 water and sewer customers and is 26 square miles in size. 

Tom began his career as a principal in a privately held business designing and manufacturing a proprietary line high pressure fluid power electro hydraulic control valves for the AG harvesting market. 

Tom is credited with 7 United States Patents with corresponding foreign registrations in the field of hydraulics electro-hydraulics and fluid power. At the age of 34, he was elected and served on the Northampton Township Board of Supervisors serving a population of 40,000. He served as a Board member of the Bucks County Opportunity Council for 4 years, and Board member of the Bucks County Community College Foundation Board for 17 years.

He has served on the PMAA Conference Committee and Legislative Committee, DCED’s Local Government Advisory Committee, and as PMAA Region 1 Director.
 

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Dwight D. Hoare, PE
St. Marys Area Water Authority

Dwight is the manager of the St. Marys Area Water Authority (SMAWA) in Elk County since 2002. In addition to serving as PMAA President this past year, he also served on the Conference Committee, the Legislative Committee/Water Subcommittee, the Organizational Development Committee, the Program Advisory Committee, as an Unemployment Compensation Trustee, and as Region 7 Director.
  
SMAWA is an operating authority providing water service to approximately 7,400 customers in the St. Marys area.

Prior to entering the water industry in 2002, Dwight owned and operated Allegheny Engineering, Inc. located in St. Marys where he managed civil engineering projects for both public western Pennsylvania.

Dwight is a licensed engineer in both Pennsylvania and New York and maintains operating licenses for both water and wastewater systems.  He graduated from Penn State in 1990 with a BS degree in civil engineering.