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2018 SECTION CONFERENCE - Tacoma, WA
Mark your calendars for the 2018 PNWS-AWWA Section Conference in Tacoma, WA, April 25-27!
Registration opens January 2!!
Our Keynote Speaker
- First Time Attendee and Student Events
- Golf, Competitions and Networking
We even offer scholarships for water professionals and students alike!
VOTE FOR YOUR NEW SECTION LEADERSHIP - The Polls Close End of Month!
You have one more month to vote in the Section election!
All AWWA members have an opportunity to help select our Section's leadership by voting in the Section election through December this year.
NEW THIS YEAR - electronic ballots! All members have received an email invitation to vote in this year's election. Members will be asked to enter their email and last name which will be verified against the AWWA member database. You will only be allowed to vote once.
WINTER SUBSECTION OFFICER TRAINING AND TRUSTEE MEETING - Registration is Open
The 2018 Winter Subsection Officer Training and Trustee meeting is scheduled for February 7-9 at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA.
Registration is now open and you can reserve your hotel room anytime prior to January 17 and take advantage of the discounted rate of $125 a night before taxes.
The Subsection Advisory Council is working on a great training agenda which will be available in a few weeks. Additionally, you can expect the Friday Trustee Meeting agenda to be available very soon. All Committee Reports will be due on Friday, January 26.
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
ENGINEERING AWARDS - Submit Your Entry Now!
The Excellence in Engineering awards recognize excellence in engineering for water supply, treatment, or conveyance projects.
Persons, agencies, consultants, contractors, and water utilities who have recently or will be completing a water supply, treatment, or conveyance project for a water supply utility or agency in Idaho, Oregon or Washington may apply.
Categories. Projects may be submitted in the large project (>$5M construction) or small project (<$5M construction) categories, or within the engineering planning project category.
AWWA TRAINING COMES TO PNWS
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.
Registration is NOW OPEN!
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.
- Water Utility Worker II
- Environmental Compliance Coordinator
- Treatment Facility Operator Trainee
- Area Manager - Oregon/Eastern Washington
- Senior Accountant
- Customer Engineering Specialist
- Mid Level Water/Wastewater Civil Engineer
- Utilities Assistant Director, Engineering
- Senior Water/Wastewater Project Manager
- Business Analyst
- Performance Analyst
- Public Works Director
- Public Works Director
- General Manager
- Utility Worker III
- Public Works Director
- Senior Engineer, Utilities
- Construction Inspector I or II
- Construction Inspector or Senior Construction Inspector
- Utility Worker I
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Happy Holidays to all of you!