Rogers-Lowell Area News


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1/22/2019 Member News
Leigh Ann Johnston Appointed to Beaver Water District Board

The Beaver Water District Board of Directors voted at its monthly meeting on Jan. 17 to appoint Leigh Ann Johnston of Springdale (Washington County) to fill the director’s position vacated by Cathy Foraker. Foraker, who served from 2011 to 2018, resigned her position this past November upon moving from Washington County to Benton County.

Johnston, who is a graduate of the University of North Georgia, joined Tyson Foods in 2001 and serves as Director of Sustainable Food Strategy. She is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s sustainability strategy and related efforts. This entails working with all business units within Tyson Foods to achieve the company’s sustainability strategy, assisting the company in building partnerships with internal and external stakeholder groups, and leading the development of the company’s sustainability report. She serves as Tyson Foods’ representative on the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef and the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry and Egg. Johnston enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, cooking, and managing Red Kite Company, which she co-owns.

Beaver Water District’s mission is to serve its customers’ needs by providing high-quality drinking water that meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements and is economically priced consistent with quality standards. The District supplies clean, safe drinking water, sourced from Beaver Lake, at the wholesale price of $1.36 per thousand gallons to Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, and Bentonville. These cities then pump, store, distribute and resell the water to their customers -- more than 330,000 people and industries in their cities and surrounding areas. For more information, visit