Regional Water Authority VP Joins New Haven Farms Board

Jul 13, 2017

New Haven, CT, July 13, 2017 – Jean Zanella-Dyer, South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) Vice President of Service Delivery, was recently appointed to the New Haven Farms Board of Directors.

Dyer brings her business acumen and leadership in community service to the New Haven Farms Board.  In her role as the RWA’s Vice President of Service Delivery, Dyer is responsible for the customer life cycle overseeing customer service, field service operations, and communications and outreach.

“We are pleased to welcome Jean Dyer to our board of directors,” said New Haven Farms’ Executive Director Russell Moore. “She has an excellent history of leadership and her business and community perspectives will bring valuable insight, vision and vitality to our board.”

“It is a privilege to join the New Haven Farms Board,” said Dyer. “I look forward to working with my fellow board members to contribute to the organization’s next phase of success and to further strengthen and support the New Haven community by engaging more local residents in urban agriculture and nutritional education.”

Dyer joined the RWA in 2012. She gained her utility experience at the Aquarion Water Company, one of the 10 largest investor-owned companies in the United States. Dyer has a Bachelor’s degree in business management from Sacred Heart University. She is the former Chairman of the Board of the Mercy Learning Center in Bridgeport, past chair of the Connecticut Section of the American Water Works Association and served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the New England Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies.


About the Regional Water Authority

The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) is a conscious business that delivers water for life by providing high-quality water and services to almost 430,000 people in 15 cities and towns throughout Greater New Haven. Across its operations, the RWA acts as a responsible steward of the environment by protecting the more than 27,000 acres of watershed land it owns and promoting sustainable practices. Our more than 260 employees work toward our vision of being an innovative water utility that sustains life, strengthens communities and protects natural resources for future generations. For more information on the RWA, please visit

About New Haven Farms

New Haven Farms grows organic, nutritious food on eight high-production sites in collaboration with community residents and in cooperation with philanthropic and business partners.  Last year, New Haven Farms produced 15,000 pounds of food to respond to community food security needs.  The Farm-Based Wellness Program combines food access, education, and community development to low-income participants at risk for diet-related chronic illness. For media inquiries, please contact Russell Moore, New Haven Farms Executive Director, at For general information, visit