A ‘Wide-Angle’ View

Dick Champion learned to lead his utility with a broad perspective that includes a watershed approach to wastewater, stormwater and drinking water.
A ‘Wide-Angle’ View
Champion (back row left) is shown with members of the Independence EcoFest Steering Committee: back row, Dan Montgomery, Independence Water Department; James Helgason, Missouri Department of Natural Resources; and Larry O’Donnell, Little Blue River Watershed Coalition; front, Larry White, Christine Smith and Tamara Bennetzen, Independence Water Pollution Control Department; Jeff Umbreit, Independence Parks and Recreation Department; and Kathy Coffman, Independence Power and Light Department.

As Dick Champion's job has expanded over the last 40 years, so has his vision of water.

From wastewater operator and plant manager, to responsibilities for collections, stormwater and watershed management in his current capacity as water pollution control director for the City of...

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