Kate Biedron Memorial Fund

Kate Biedron Memorial Fund

The mission of the Kate Biedron Memorial Fund, established in May 2020, is to, in partnership with CDM Smith in perpetuity, honor the memory of Kate Biedron, an active NEWEA and industry leader, professional engineer, mentor and friend. This memorial fund will sustain initiatives that Kate supported and promoted throughout her career, including environmental education, mentoring young professionals, and enhancing diversity and inclusion in the water sector.

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Kate Biedron’s Biography:

Kate was a dedicated water professional and longtime NEWEA member and leader. After graduating from UMASS Amherst and earning her Civil/Environmental master’s degree from UMASS Lowell, she joined CDM Smith. Kate spent her 15-year career with CDM Smith, ultimately being promoted to Regional Team Leader, where she was the engineering manager for both the Manchester, NH and East Hartford, CT CDM Smith offices.

Within NEWEA, Kate was an active member and sought-after leader on many committees and previously served as the Chair of the Public Awareness and Registration Committees. In 2019, she took over as the Director of the Meeting Management Council, an Executive Committee position. Kate was also the vice chair of the Lowell, MA Conservation Commission and a member of the UMASS Civil Engineering Amherst Advisory Board.

Kate Biedron Memorial Fund – Donation Levels


WOOOOO HOOOOO!!! | $100 – $249

  • Recognized on the website

KICK BUTT | $250 – $499

  • Recognized on the website
  • Sent a Kate Window Decal (1)

A-TEAM  | $500 – $999

  • Recognized on the website
  • Sent Kate Window Decals (2)

SEWER GIRL  | $1,000 – $2,499

  • Recognized on the website
  • Sent Kate Window Decals (4)

YOU ROCK  | $2,500 – $4,999

  • Recognized on the website
  • Sent Kate Window Decals (10)

SUPERSTAR  | $5,000 +

  • Recognized on the website
  • Sent Kate Window Decals (25)