RURAL AND TRIBAL ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS

WE PROVIDE TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS AND RURAL COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.


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Lee A. Michalsky

Director/Quality Assurance Manager (QAM)/Project Manager (PM)/Rural Environmental Development Specialist (REDS)

Mr. Michalsky is recognized on state, regional and national levels for water, wastewater, sanitary survey, and asset management training courses and holds a State of Montana 1B Water Treatment, 3D-OT Waste water treatment and 1A Water Distribution certificate.

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Vicki J. Michalsky

Program Manager / REDS

Vicki is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of RATES operations, including but not limited to: writing proposals and administering grant and contract budgets, work plans, assisting with sanitary surveys and writing the reports, reviewing activities and critical issues, workshop development, training materials, and develops training brochures and publicizes courses.

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Jeff Wilson

Engineer/Quality Assurance Assistant Manager/REDS

Jeff provides technical assistance to small public water systems, tribal water systems, and provide training as assigned. He also has extensive knowledge and experience in developing personnel policies, financial budgeting for operations and capital improvements, invoicing and collections, accounting procedures as well as employee training.


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Jason Michalsky

Rural Environmental Development Specialist (REDS)

Mr. Michalsky brings four years of experience working with utility boards to establish or revise by-laws, policies and procedures, budgets, rate studies, setting public hearings, writing resolutions/ordinances, meeting with tribal councils to review grants, rates, budgets, quarterly financial reports, updates on construction timelines, agreements between utility commissions and tribal council.

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David Schultz

Professional Engineer

Mr. Schultz currently works with RATES performing capacity development assessments and follow-up assistance with tribal systems. He also performs sanitary surveys, provides technical assistance, and provides training to tribal and other utility systems and more. His duties also include oversight of the construction of pump stations, water distribution pipe replacements, reservoir improvements, and other system modifications.


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Eric Johnson

Technical Assistance Provider

Mr. Johnson brings 10 years of experience serving as an Assistant Public Works Director and Public Works Director for the town of Whitehall, Montana. He is a full-time employee providing training and technical assistance to small community water systems. He also provides operation and maintenance assistance to small tribal water systems under RATES circuit rider contract.

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Sarah Robbin

Financial and Managerial Assistance Provider

Sarah helps to coordinate with funding agencies-both State and Federal. She holds a 4A/4B operator certification within the State of MT and has working experience with ground water systems and wastewater systems. Mrs. Robbin brings 5 years of experience working with utility boards, system operators, and the public to create policies and procedures, budgets, rate studies.

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