Government Affairs Manager
In her role as government affairs manager, Chelsea Boozer works with government, community, and wholesale partners and stakeholders on policy, economic development, and regionalism efforts. In addition to being the liaison to government officials in the 18 communities CAW serves, Chelsea also manages the utility's wholesale contracts.
Prior to joining CAW, she had eight years of experience as a nationally recognized journalist reporting on government affairs in Memphis, Tenn.; Washington, D.C.; and Little Rock, Ark. Her initial role at CAW involved community outreach, communications, and stakeholder engagement in the Communications Department. In 2023, Chelsea was appointed as an advisor to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the American Water Works Association (AWWA.) She is also the Young Professional Liasion to AWWA's Water Utility Council and a member of AWWA's Young Professionals Committee. She is active in the community and serves as chair of the regional chamber's Create Little Rock board, and helped co-found the statewide Arkansas Water YP Network in 2021.
Chelsea has a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse University, an undergraduate journalism degree from the University of Memphis, and a reporting certificate from the Johannes Gutenberg Universitat in Mainz, Germany. Chelsea has been published in AWWA's Opflow and Journal AWWA, and regularly speaks at national and regional water industry conferences about public engagement, connecting with customers, workforce development, and serving communities.
Chelsea was named to Soiree Magazine's Women to Watch list in 2022; Arkansas Money and Politic's Power Women list in 2021; AY Magazine's list of Intriguing Women in 2022; and to Arkansas Business's 2020 Class of 20 in Their 20s.