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Key Staff at the Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority

James J. Meehan
Executive Director

James J. Meehan joined the RVSA in November 2010. When Jim joined the Authority, he brought with him more than 30 years of combined experience in the public and private sectors of the water and wastewater treatment industry. Jim started as a Utility Worker in 1980 and progressively worked his way through the ranks from Operator, Supervisor, Project Manager, and Senior Project Manager to Executive Director. Jim holds S4, C4, N4 and T2 Licenses.

Robert J. Materna

Robert J. Materna joined the RVSA in 1996, and brought 40 years of financial experience to the Authority. He graduated with a B.S. degree in Accounting from St. Peter's College and is a Certified Public Accountant. Bob is responsible for overseeing the daily financial operations and preparing the annual budget. He has served as President of the Meadowlands Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants, the United Way of Passaic County and the Philharmonic Society of Northern New Jersey.

Daniel Ward

Dan Ward joined the RVSA in 2003 as the Maintenance Supervisor and was later promoted to Manager of Plant Maintenance and is currently serving as the Superintendent. Dan came to the Authority with 20 years of experience from the Joint Meeting of Essex and Union Counties (JMEUC). Dan stated at JMEUC as an auto mechanic and moved through the ranks to Maintenance Supervisor and Maintenance Manager, having the opportunity to learn Cogen and Dryer systems as well as all other treatment plant mechanical and electrical systems during his tenure.

Joanne Grimes
Office Manager

Joanne Grimes joined the RVSA in 1985 as an Executive Secretary, was promoted to Office Administrator in 1990, and was appointed as the Purchasing Agent in 2011. In 2012 Joanne obtained her Qualified Purchasing Agent Certification from the State of NJ and now serves as the Authority's QPA. With the Authority’s 2015 staff realignment, Joanne’s title was changed to QPA/Office Manager. She also serves as the RVSA's Assistant Secretary, Board Secretary, liaison between the Authority and its member municipalities; and as the RVSA's Custodian of Records. Joanne handles the bidding and purchasing for the Authority, processes sewer connection applications, oversees the Authority’s website and Class Trip Program, and prepares all documentation for the Board of Commissioners. She is responsible for oversight of all aspects of the office. Joanne received an Administrative Assistant Certification from Union College, attended Rutgers University for her QPA Certification, and is a Notary Public. Joanne is actively involved in the parish of St. Robert Bellarmine and serves as a Eucharistic Minister both at the parish and at CentraState Hospital.

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