DEQ official tapped for national board

  • DEQ official tapped for national board

An Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality official has been selected to serve on the Water Environment Federation’s Board of Trustees.

Shellie Chard, water quality division director for DEQ, is a native of Oklahoma and a graduate of Del City High School. She is the first Oklahoman to serve in this capacity.

“It is such a great honor to serve on the WEF Board of Trustees,” Chard said in a news release. “This will allow me to influence national and international water policy and work to develop innovative solutions to water problems of today and the future.”

Chard has 28 years of water and wastewater experience and has served as DEQ’s water quality division director since 2010. She serves on the board of directors and as treasurer for the Ground Water Protection Council.

Her other leadership roles include president of the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators and produced water committee chair for the Oklahoma Water Environment Association.

Chard has held various leadership roles in the past and won awards for her work in water and wastewater.

The Water Environment Federation is a nonprofit technical and educational organization dedicated to connecting water professionals, enriching their expertise, and providing a platform for innovation in the water sector.