Joe Battiata is the President of CSN’s Board of Directors. Joe has been involved in stormwater management for 35 years, starting out with civil and stormwater consulting in DC Metro area, and then moving to the public sector where he served as the Stormwater Program Manager and Chief Engineer at the VA Department of Conservation & Recreation. Joe also served as a Sr. Hydraulics Engineer in VDOT’s Location & Design Division, developing VDOT’s first MS4 Permit and Permit Program. A few bumps on the forehead later, Joe served as a Senior Water Resources Engineer for the Center for Watershed Protection working on a wide range of projects including stormwater BMP design specifications and plan review training programs. He continued to fine tune the stormwater design standards and implementation strategies working with developers and contractors as the Stormwater Program Manager for the City of Hopewell, VA. Currently, Joe works as the Clean Water Financing and Assistance Program Project Officer for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VA DEQ).