National Rural Water Association honors the life and accomplishments of a Rural Water Hero, Pat Williams. His years of service and commitment to the Rural Water Industry will be remembered and celebrated for years to come.
From California Rural Water Association Executive Director Dan Demoss:
Greetings to you all…
It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to let you all know that CRWA recently lost our friend, mentor, and long term Board member Pat Williams. Pat passed away Saturday April 11th, a few days after his 52nd Birthday and was put to rest on Thursday April 23rd.
Pat is survived by his wife Elise, daughters Rebecca and Raquel, and his son Ryan. Pat served on the CRWA board for 25 years and has spent the last 8 years representing CRWA on the National Rural Water Association board and was elected to serve on the Executive committee 3 years ago. Pat was the General Manager of Herlong PUD in the Northeast part of California and was known for his ability to get projects funded and completed. Pat also served on the NRWA’s Legislative committee and was well known by California Congressman and Staffers.
Pat’s commitment to the rural communities across California and the country was demonstrated by his never ending support of infrastructure funding programs and training and technical assistance programs directed toward rural communities. Pat was instrumental along with other board members in the development of the Sacramento CRWA training center as well as insurance programs and membership services.
Pat was a friend to all and truly embodied the Rural Water Spirit. There will be a celebration of life later on this summer or early fall.
We encourage you to donate to the Children’s scholarship fund, please do so at the address below:
The Williams Children Scholarship Fund
Sierra Central Credit Union
3005 Riverside Dr
Susanville, Ca 96130
Mailing address for cards
PO Box 1013
Janesville, Ca 96114
Thank you & Sincerely,
California Rural Water Association