Michael Switzer holds an Associate Degree in Environmental Science. He began his career in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1986, worked for contract operations companies, EOS, OMI, PSG, OPTECH, ECO Resources, and Southwest Water Company where he held Class A wastewater certifications in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Class B wastewater in Texas and Class A Water in Louisiana and Class C Water in Mississippi. Mike specialized in water and wastewater plants troubleshooting and training. Mike is now retired.
Mike was involved with Florida Water & Pollution Control Operators' Association as Vice-chairman and Chairman of Region 8 and East Vice Chairman of Region 9. Mike served as Governor of the Mississippi Water and Pollution Control Operators' Association, District 6 on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is currently the President and Chairman of the Collection System Committee of the Mississippi Water Environment Association. He is on the Mississippi State University Extension Service "Peer Review Committee of Small Water System Committee".
Mike has been involved in training of water and wastewater operators for the past 28 years. His specialty is getting the math “back to the basics” recognizing how long much operators have been out of school and need a refresher on the basic math.
He was awarded the “Leroy Scott” award by Florida WEA in 2001 and the Mississippi WEA Hatfield Award, 2011.