Joel Metzger Receives John P. Fraser Water Leaders Fellowship by ACWA Staff Jan 24, 2023 Water News The Association of California Water Agencies is excited to announce that Utica Water and Power Authority General Manager Joel Metzger is the recipient of the 2023 John P. Fraser Water Leaders Fellowship. Metzger earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Sonoma State and began his career in journalism working as a reporter for the Calaveras Enterprise Newspaper and later managing the paper as Editor. In 2014, he joined the Calaveras County Water District and managed external affairs, grant writing, water conservation, customer service and legislative advocacy programs during the next six years. In 2020, Metzger joined the Utica Water and Power Authority as General Manager. The John P. Fraser Water Leaders Fellowship was created in 2019 to honor former ACWA Executive Director John P. Fraser for his 22 years of service to the association and his numerous contributions to the water community, including creating the non-profit organization that would become the Water Education Foundation. The fellowship is presented each year to an individual working at an ACWA member agency who has been selected to participate in the Water Education Foundation’s annual William R. Gianelli Water Leaders Class. For more information about ACWA’s awards programs, please visit www.acwa.com/about/awards. For more information about the Water Education Foundation’s Water Leaders Class, please visit www.watereducation.org.