Young Professionals

Young Professionals of the NJWEA

Anyone who is under 35 years of age and ready to grow, come join us!

Students get discounted membership rates!!! NJWEA Student Membership Application

Young Professionals Committee Mission Statement:

To foster participation in NJWEA and increase opportunities for young professionals in the wastewater industry by developing interesting programs that provide a forum for networking, continuing education, professional growth, development of leadership skills, and access to the professional community.


Hello NJWEA members and friends,

We are pleased to announce that Megan Livak and Alyson Lee are the current Co-Chairs of the YP Committee. Megan and Alyson are excited to continue growing the YP’s within the NJWEA. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Megan at or Alyson at

We conduct most of our business through conference calls and emails.  Please update your contact information with us so we can keep you posted on all the YP events. Email Megan or Alyson to be added!

YP’s in the News

2nd Annual NJWEA Santa’s Sleigh Donation Drive 

This past holiday season was our 2nd Annual Holiday Food Drive to benefit the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. Atlantic City holds a special place in the Association’s heart. In light of recent economic troubles, the YP Committee, in support of the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, organized a Donation Drive to contribute to the Mission’s efforts to provide for the residents of the Atlantic City area. We raised $395 in cash donations and an estimated $1,000 in goods. Thank you to everyone that participated!!!

TCS New York City Marathon Team Water for People

On November 2nd, 2015, the NJWEA’s new Young Professionals Co-Chair Megan Livak ran the TCS New York City Marathon. She began her journey in Staten Island at the base of the Verrazano Bridge and ran the 26.2 miles through New York City’s 5 Boroughs, finishing in Central Park. She ran for Team Water for People, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to creating reliable, safe drinking water resources, improved sanitation facilities, and hygiene education programs in the developing world, with the belief that Everyone should have access to clean water and proper sanitation Forever. Megan exceeded her fundraising goal of $2,500 and raised $2,730. As a whole, her team raised $31,935. All donations directly financed water and sanitation programs in Africa, India, Central America and South America. Thank you to the sponsors and the entire Association for all of the unending support of Megan’s journey and Water For People!

100th Year Anniversary Gala YP Hosted Silent Auction

This past year marked the NJWEA’s 100th Year Anniversary. The Association celebrated in October with a 100 Year Gala. The YP Committee hosted a Silent Auction at the Gala that consisted of 21 Baskets. We had over 30 sponsorships and raised over $3,000! Proceeds went towards the purchase of Water Monitoring Kits through WEF to be given to the NJ Science Teachers Association for distribution to underserved schools. Thank you to all of our sponsors and winners!

Operation Jersey Shore Santa

After the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, the AWWA and NJWEA Young Professionals collaborated in an effort to assist Sandy victims with recovery in the aftermath of the superstorm.
The two YP Committee’s organized a Gift Card Donation Drive. Gift cards were donated to Operation Jersey Shore Santa – a group of volunteers that used their website and social media to organize lists of families in need and provide whatever help they could through monetary and gift donations on their website. We collected $5,125 worth of gift cards.  Thank you to all that participated!