Kelli Burgess was named Water Quality and Environmental Permit Manager in March of 2022. Kelli joined the utility in 1995 as an Associate Microbiologist when it was still owned by Sierra Pacific Power Co. (SPPC). She was part of the team that founded TMWA in 2001 when it was purchased from SPPC by Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. At that time Kelli was given responsibility for TMWA’s environmental permitting. In the succeeding years, she held various positions in the Water Quality Laboratory until becoming Supervisor of Water Quality and Environmental Permitting in 2015. A Nevada native, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno and holds a Grade IV certification in both treatment and distribution.