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2018 SECTION CONFERENCE - Tacoma, WA - EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION RATES END MARCH 31!
Register now for the 2018 PNWS-AWWA Section Conference in Tacoma, WA, April 25-27! Early bird registration rates
end March 31.
Register today and save $150.
- First Time Attendee and Student Events
- Golf, Competitions and Networking
- You could win a $500 destination vacation to Coeur d'Alene Resort by completing the post conference survey immediately following the conference.
- Take part in the 50/50 Water For People Raffle! The more you donate the more you could take home!
Booths are sold out!
But there are multiple other opportunities to get your company name in front of our conference attendees including:
- golf hole sponsorships (only 7 left)
- technical session sponsorships (only 3 left)
- scavenger hunt sponsorships (only 6 left)
- smart phone banner ads (only 1 left)
- Conference Meet and Greet/Competition Night - Everyone attends this event on Wednesday night! Make sure your company name is in front of them all. (Just a few spots left)
The Smart Phone App is up and running! We are adding information to it daily! Upload it to your smart phone now and stay up to date on conference activities. Plus speakers and vendors are uploading technical and sales information pdf's so you can get the 411 before the conference! Download it now!
INNOVATION IN WATER UTILITIES SURVEY - Your Response is Needed
We are looking for your perspective on innovation in your water utility. The survey questions are focused on understanding your key success factors contributing to adoption of emerging technologies (i.e. enhanced SCADA), how you approached staff training, and how you view the role of innovation within your organization.
Your response will be used as a part of a Tacoma Conference presentation "Implementing and Adopting Innovation in Water Systems - The Keys to Success ".
Click Here To Take the Short Survey
SECTION MEET AND GREET AT ACE18 - Register Now!
Registration is now open for ACE18 in Las Vegas, June 11-14. If you are planning on attending, and why wouldn't you since our very own Brenda Lennox will be presiding as President at this conference. You should plan on kicking your ACE experience off with your Pacific Northwest Section pals at the Mob Museum, Monday June 11 from 6:30 - 9:30. Register to attend this great event at this world class museum!
The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement is dedicated to the history of organized crime and law enforcement. It is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas located steps from Fremont Street.
The museum will take you from the birth of the Mob, to today's headlines. Shadows and whispers. G-Men and Made Men. This eye-opening, authentic view of organized crime's impact on the world reveals an insider's look at the events and characters of the continuing battle between the Mob and the law.
Real stories are brought to life with engaging, multi-sensory exhibits and unparalleled insights from those on the front lines of both sides of the battle. The Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at this fascinating topic through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines.
SECTION BOARD SENDS NEW BYLAWS TO MEMBERSHIP FOR APPROVAL - At Conference Opening Session
AWWA members are asked to attend the Tacoma Section Conference Opening General Session, Thursday, April 26 at 8am to vote for approval of the new Section Bylaws.
Newly updated Bylaws can be found on our Governing Documents page on our website.
PNWS BOARD UNVEILS NEW SECTION VISION, MISSION AND STRATEGIC PLAN - Looking For Feedback
Your Board of Trustees recently looked at the strategic plan of the Section which has been in place since 2012. Designed to provide direction for the Section for a 3-5 year time period the current plan needed some adjustments to meet the needs of an ever changing membership and Section.
Ideally strategic plans should provide guidance to the Board, Section Committees and Subsections as they prepare their self-appraisals, action plans, and budgets for the coming years.
Recently shared with committee officers at the Fall Committee Officer Training this new guiding document which includes a new Vision and Mission statement for the Section is scheduled for Board approval at the May Trustee Meeting in Tacoma prior to the Section Conference.
It can be found on our website on our Governing Documents page
as well as below. Between now and then, members are encouraged to share feedback with the Board of Trustees and any recommended changes or additions.
New Section Vision Statement
- Be the Pacific Northwest's trusted resource for water professionals
New Section Mission
- Member Engagement
- Subsection & Committee Outreach
- Introduce students & new professionals to PNWS
- Retain & grow membership through engagement
- Organizational Stewardship
- Effectively communicate policy & process to members
- Provide financial accountability
- Define roles & responsibilities for Committees, Subsections & the Board
- Advocacy and Philanthropy
- Support all philanthropic efforts
- Increase involvement with the Association
- Review & advocate on topics that Impacts our members
Golf Season Is Coming!
July 20 - South Sound Subsection Tournament at Oakbrook Golf Course
Water For People Events
March 29 - Northwest Oregon Subsection's Hops For H2O - Portland, OR
April 21 - 23rd Annual Water For Life Reception - Woodinville, WA
AWWA TRAINING COMES TO PNWS
Sustainable Water Management Conference
The 2018 AWWA Sustainable Water Management Conference is coming to Seattle March 25-28 and you are invited to attend!
Attendees will gain insights into best practices for managing water resources, source water protection, sustainable utility planning, analyzing the costs and benefits of water conservation and exploring alternative water sources including stormwater and reuse. While at the conference, gain insights into multiple aspects of sustainable water management and Total Water Solutions. This event will also provide you valuable networking opportunities with other water professionals.
Volunteers will receive a complimentary registration for the full conference if they work 8 hours (full day). Volunteers that work 4 hours will get a matching 4-hour complimentary registration.
Registration is NOW OPEN!
Financial Management: Cost of Service Rate-Making Seminar - March 26-28 in Seattle
This three-day seminar provides guidance on how to evaluate financial policies and rate impacts to develop policies that are fair and objective, and on how to effectively communicate those policies to customers. You will learn time-honored strategies to get the rate your utility needs to be successful while still promoting community objectives.
Registration is NOW OPEN!
Effective Utility Management - April 9-10 in Bellevue
This two-day seminar presents important information for utility managers interested in recent updates to the 2008 Effective Utility Management (EUM) framework, originally developed by water sector leaders in 2008 featuring both the "Ten Attributes of an Effectively Managed Utility" and "Five Keys to Management Success."
March 13 / Vancouver, WA
March 26-28 / Seattle, WA
March 29 / University Place, WA
Waterworks 101 Presented by South Sound Subsection
April 3-6 / Albany, OR
April 3-5 / Ontario, OR
April 9-10 / Bellevue, WA
April 18-20 / Portland, OR
June 5-6 / Lynnwood, WA
Western Washington Short School and Trade Show
June 19-21 / Clackamas, OR
NW Oregon Waterworks School
July 20 / Bend, OR
Free Achieve & Maintain Compliance with the SDWA
August 9 / Richland, WA
- Operations Supervisor/Water Distribution Operator III or IV
- Maintenance Technician I or II
- General Manager
- Tacoma Public Utilities Director
- Utility Supervisor
- Water/Wastewater Operator
- Development & Utility Services Manager
- Secretary - Water
- Project Engineer/Senior Project Engineer
- Engineering Inspector
- Public Works Director
- Senior Electrical Engineer
- Cross Connection Control Coordinator
- Water Operations Support Specialist
- SCADA Systems Specialist
- Water Utility Worker I
- Dam Safety Engineer
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