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R2532R E S O L U T I O N NO. 2532 WHEREAS, Charles M. Etwert has faithfully served The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District from June 30, 1980, to his retirement as Acting Executive Director effective October 1, 2003, and WHEREAS, Mr. Etwert's tireless energy, dedication and loyalty have contributed to the development and progress of the District and to the public which it serves; WHEREAS, Mr. Etwert began his career with the District as Director of Engineering, and held the positions of Director of Operations, Managing Director, Chief Operations Officer, and Assistant Executive Director, and WHEREAS, Mr. Etwert was instrumental in the implementation of the District's Sewer Separation Program to alleviate chronic basement backups due to rain events, and the District's program to assist customers who experienced basement backups caused by sewer system overcharging, and WHEREAS, Mr. Etwert was instrumental in the implementation of the District's Customer Service Initiatives, and WHEREAS, Mr. Etwert's numerous honors and distinctions include, but are not limited to: 1992-2001 -- served as Vice Chair, Facilities Financing Committee for the Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies (AMSA). 1997 -- received the Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies (AMSA) President's Award for developing the Association's 1995 staffing, salary and benefits report. 1997 -- named to the University of Missouri-Rolla Academy of Civil Engineers. 1999-2000 -- Chosen to participate in the FOCUS St. Louis Leadership St. Louis Program, and WHEREAS, it can truthfully be said that Mr. Etwert was the "glue" that held the District together during difficult times, NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS SEWER DISTRICT: THAT, this Board on behalf of itself, the District and its people, and the public it serves, herewith cites and expresses its greatest appreciation to Charles M. Etwert for his 23 years of exemplary service. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: THAT, a copy of this expression be presented to Charles M. Etwert. The foregoing Resolution was adopted October 9, 2003.