Melinda Jett Named Controller for Washington County Service Authority

Sep 22, 2016 | WCSA

In her new role, Jett directs WCSA’s financial affairs, and serves as a member of the capital improvement funding, planning and leadership teams.

Jett brings more than two decades of experience to her new position. She comes to WCSA from Highlands Union Bank in Abingdon, where she served as director of internal audit for the past 10 years. In that role, she managed all financial, operational and technology audits of the bank.

“We are delighted to welcome Melinda to our team,” says Robbie Cornett, general manager of WCSA. “Her extensive knowledge of auditing standards and procedures, along with her experience in accounting and regulatory compliance, will be of great benefit to WCSA.”

A native of Abingdon, Virginia, Jett earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee. She resides in Abingdon with her husband, Bruce. Her daughters, Amanda and Ashton, are both pursuing studies at East Tennessee State University.

“I’m very excited to join WCSA,” says Jett. “I’m very impressed with everyone’s professionalism and dedication, and I look forward to serving our community with such a committed team.”

More About WCSA

The WCSA serves approximately 21,000 water connections and approximately 2,300 wastewater connections in Washington County, Virginia, and surrounding areas. The water system consists of approximately 900 miles of water line, a 12-million-gallon-per-day surface water treatment plant, a 2.5-million-gallon-per-day membrane filtration plant, two springs, one well, 26 pump stations and 20 water storage tanks. The wastewater system consists of approximately 70 miles of wastewater collection lines, 26 lift stations and two wastewater treatment plants. For more information about WCSA, visit


For additional information, contact Robbie Cornett,

general manager, at 276-628-7151, ext. 224.



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