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National AWWA Representative

Stephen Blankenship

Vice-President (2017-2019)

American Water Works Association


Stephen Blankenship is the Executive Director/Chief Engineer for Hamilton Township MUA in Mays Landing, N.J., where he has been employed since 2000. Stephen has been an active member of the New Jersey Section of AWWA since joining in 2000.


Stephen has served in a variety of capacities on the local level.  He is the past chair of the Conference, Technical Program committee, has served on the Operator and Strategic Planning committee, and currently serves on the Infrastructure Management (past chair), Membership, and Water Utility committees.  He is actively involved with the New Jersey Water Professionals Association, New Jersey Water Environment Association, and the Association of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey.  In addition, Stephen serves on the Community College Science Advisory Board, the New Jersey Water Supply Advisory Council, and has previously served on Township Council and Boards.


Stephen holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University, professional engineering licenses in three states, a professional planner license in NJ, a Certified Municipal Engineer certification and all 5 NJDEP operator licenses.  Stephen and his wife Mary live in Williamstown, New Jersey and parents Derek, Douglas, and Daron.