Virgil Lloyd of Chester named President of Environment Association

CHESTER – Fuss & O’Neill Senior Vice President Virgil Lloyd, PE, a Chester resident, has been named the 2021 President of the New England Water Environment Association, according to a statement.

Lloyd has more than four decades in wastewater systems engineering, and has been with Fuss & O’Neill for 20 years. He has served as past chair of NEWEA’s CSO/Wet Weather Issues Committee and is an active board member of the Connecticut Water Pollution Abatement Association. As president of NEWEA, he has identified a theme of focusing on inclusion, diversity, and equity, according to the statement.

“Let’s not be afraid of change, but embrace it,” Lloyd said in a recent speech. “There has been progress, but it is slow. Let’s work together to navigate NEWEA through the tides of change, to work together to foster diversity and to be leaders of change – in NEWEA, as well as in our own organizations and our individual lives. By making NEWEA an organization where everyone feels empowered, valued, respected, and safe, we will bring more people into the discussion, with diverse backgrounds and points of view. This will make us a stronger, more creative, more innovative, and more dynamic organization. This is how we will build a self-sustaining formula for success.”

Lloyd says he intends to work with the executive committee and the senior management team to support and promote new activities, outreach programs, and educational opportunities in the coming months. For more information about Lloyd, visit For more information about NEWEA, visit

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