Daniel Dawson has been employed in the water and wastewater industry for over 30 years, with the last 28 at
Searcy Water Utilities. He started out with the utility in 1984 as its Wastewater Laboratory Manager and
since that time has worked a number of positions within the utility including Wastewater Plant Manager,
Pretreatment Coordinator, Safety Director, Assistant General Manager, and since July 1, 2009, General Manager.
Daniel has a BS in Chemistry and an MBA from Harding University. He holds a Class 4 Water Operator’s License,
as well as a Class 4 Wastewater Operator’s License, from the State of Arkansas. Daniel is involved in a number
of state, national and international water and wastewater associations, and has received a number of awards
from these organizations including Wastewater Operator of the Year and Wastewater Manager of the year, and in
2003 was inducted into the Glen T. Kellogg Water & Wastewater Hall of Fame. Daniel is married, has 4 children
and 4 grandchildren, is a Past President of the Optimist Club of Searcy, and is a Deacon at the West Side
Church of Christ.