Frank Avilia, Commissioner, MWRD

Title: Water Conservation Methods

            Commissioner Frank Avila received his B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering, U. of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, 1961 and his M.S. Degree in Finance, U. of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1968.  Commissioner Frank Avila was elected Commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago 2002, 2008, and 2014. Commissioner Frank Avila is Chairman of Finance of the Water Reclamation District Board which has a budget of $1.2 billion. He is also Chairman of Engineering; Maintenance & Operations; and Public Health and Welfare Committees.

Commissioner Frank Avila was elected Commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago 2002, 2008, and 2014. Commissioner Frank Avila is Chairman of Finance of the Water Reclamation District Board which has a budget of $1.2 billion. He is also Chairman of Engineering; Maintenance & Operations; and Public Health and Welfare Committees.

Commissioner Frank Avila received his B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering, U. of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, 1961 and his M.S. Degree in Finance, U. of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1968. 

The following are some of the many awards that Commissioner Avila has received:

 

  • “2012 CITIZEN ENGINEER OF THE YEAR Award” from the American Society of Civil Engineers, Illinois Section, for his contribution and advancement to the science and profession of Civil Engineering. 

  • “2013 PRESIDENTS AWARD” from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, for his work to protect the health and safety of the public and protect the quality of water in the Chicago area waterways.

  • “2015 Public Officials Award” from the Water Environment Federation for making an outstanding contribution to the water environment profession.

  • “2015 ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE CHAMPION AWARD” -from the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization.

  • His top priorities include cost effective wastewater treatment, flood prevention, the regulation of waste disposal to protect our waterways including eliminating toxic chemicals from the source to prevent endocrine disruption.