(June 4, 2019) - The Association and its hundreds of public clean water agency members across the country are mourning the victims, many of whom were public utility employees, of the shooting late last week in Virginia Beach, VA. The senseless attack took the lives of 12 people.
Six of those who lost their lives in the attack worked for NACWA’s Member Agency the City of Virginia Beach Department of Public Utilities. The 11 city workers who were killed had collectively served their community for more than 150 years combined.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families, the survivors and their families, and the entire Virginia Beach community in the tough days ahead. NACWA observed a moment of silence the morning of Monday, June 3, at the start of its Strategic Communications: H2O Conference in Cleveland, in remembrance of the victims.