John Scheltens, Secretary

National Speleological Foundation

John Scheltens

John Scheltens


Hot Springs, SD

Scheltens & Associates – Principal 2007 – Present Engineering Design & Project Management

Instructor for US Embassy Water Treatment Plant Operators in Central and South America - U.S. State Department - 2015

National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) 1996-2002 for Presidents Clinton and Bush to the Administrator of the U.S. EPA

City Engineer / Public Works Director for the City of Hot Springs, SD 1977-2007 National Speleological Society (NSS) Life Member 10886FLOS - President, 1988-92 - Chair for enacting the Federal Cave Resource Protection Act of 1988 - Outstanding Service Award 1996, Fellow 1974 National Speleological Foundation – Secretary Trustee 2010-Present

National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) – Board of Director 2012- 2020 The Explorers Club – FN91.

Ukrainian Speleological Association - Life Honorary Member – since 1992 American Water Works Association (AWWA) -. International Board of Director 1991-94 Vice Chair Water Utility Council 1997-2000.

Associations of Boards of Certification (ABC) Board of Directors 1992-99

"National Top 10 Public Works Leader of the Year” 1990 "National Award for Energy Innovation” 1988 U.S. Dept. of Energy, John S. Herrington, Secretary of Energy. Personal:Doc Init; Wife: Patricia - Own & operate a quarter horse ranch in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota

Being an NSS member for more than 50 years, it is an honor to be trusted with protecting and investing the society's financial assets. It is also a privilege to be an integral member of the National Speleological Foundation and to serve with my fellow trustees.

One of the most important things the foundation has accomplished in recent years is creating the NSS Permanent Fund. Your contributions to this fund will insure that your money will continue to support the NSS literally forever. The foundation invests the monies in the fund and pays the NSS 4% of the funds' value every year. Forever!! - John Scheltens

NSS Permanent Endowment Fund: Powering the society in the years to come...