Emily Powell

Emily Powell

Emily Powell has more than 10 years of experience working on large scale water and infrastructure outreach and education programs for various clients throughout California. Emily has extensive experience with strategic planning, community outreach and stakeholder engagement, public meeting coordination, construction relations as well as tour and event planning. Her work is focused on ensuring consistent communication with various stakeholders and local groups about projects. She oversees a team of practitioners who plans and implements various activities to highlight the successes of outreach and communication programs.

Emily Powell has been with Katz & Associates for eleven years starting in the San Diego office. Since  2010, she has been located in the San Francisco-Bay Area serving as an on-site communication manager with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). In 2015, Emily became a Director managing the San Francisco-Bay Area Team and clients as well as the Deputy Water Practice Leader for Katz & Associates.

She is currently the Chair of Communications and Customer Service Committee for the American Water Works Association CA-NV Chapter. Previously Emily served as the Events Director and the Professional Development Director for the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) San Francisco Chapter Board.

Some of her relevant project experience includes:

  • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission:
    • Infrastructure Investment Education Program
    • Water System Improvement Program
    • Sewer System Improvement Program
    • RainReadySF Program
  • City of Sunnyvale’s Sunnyvale Clean Water Program
  • Santa Clara Valley Water District’s Recycled Water Facilities Communication Program