Resolution of Appreciation for Service of Commissioner Scott Kudlas

The ICPRB Alternate Commissioner Scott Kudlas of the Virginia Department of the Environmental Quality will be retiring this year and has resigned his long-term position as the ICPRB Alternate Commissioner representing Virginia. We are grateful for his almost two decades of work protecting and preserving the Potomac River and its related resources.

We look forward to working with the newly appointed Alternate Commissioner representing Virginia, Anthony “Scott” Morris.

In recognition of his dedication and service to the Commission, a Resolution of Appreciation of Service was drawn.

The Resolution reads as follows:

Resolution of Appreciation for Service of Scott Kudlas

Whereas Mr. Kudlas has served as a Virginia Alternate Commissioner to the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin from 2004 until February 13, 2023; and

Whereas Mr. Kudlas brought to the Commission his skills as the Director of the Office of Water Supply at the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality; and

Whereas Mr. Kudlas, during his tenure, served as a member of the Executive Committee and as Chairman of the Cooperative Water Supply Operations on the Potomac from September 2014 to September 2015 and as Chairman of ICPRB from September 2015 to September 2016; and

Whereas Mr. Kudlas, a leader in the water resources management field, oversaw development of advanced technical tools for Virginia water supply planning, use of the Chesapeake Bay Program watershed model for water availability evaluations, and development of regional groundwater models to assist in management of coastal plain aquifers. He also understood the value of collaboration, working with scientists at Virginia Tech, the US Geological Survey, and ICPRB on projects to benefit the waters of Virginia; and

Whereas Mr. Kudlas provided support between the Commonwealth of Virginia and its Department of Environmental Quality in a range of other ICPRB projects and further assisted the agency as an officer of the Commission; and

Whereas Mr. Kudlas has retired from both ICPRB and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, now therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that at its business meeting on March 7, 2023, the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin honors and commends Scott Kudlas for his outstanding service, expresses its appreciation for his many contributions to the success of the Commission, and wishes him success in his future endeavors.