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2018 SECTION CONFERENCE - Tacoma, WA - REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Register now for the 2018 PNWS-AWWA Section Conference in Tacoma, WA, April 25-27!
Our Keynote Speaker
- First Time Attendee and Student Events
- Golf, Competitions and Networking
We even offer scholarships for water professionals and students alike!
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
COMMUNICATION AWARDS - Submit Your Entry Now!
It's not too late to submit your entry for the 2018 Excellence in Communications Award.
If you have a great public information piece you are encouraged to enter it in the contest. There are a number of categories available and as long as you or your utility are AWWA members you can submit an entry.
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.
Registration is NOW OPEN!
Financial Management: Cost of Service Rate-Making Seminar
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
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."
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.
January 8 / Free Webinar
January 18 / Free Webinar
January 22 / Free Webinar
January 24 / Vancouver, WA
January 25 / Mukilteo, WA
January 30 / Free Webinar
February 7 / Tukwila, WA
March 13 / Vancouver, WA
March 25-28 / Seattle, WA
March 26-28 / Seattle, WA
April 3-6 / Eugene, OR
Cascade To Coast Short School
April 3-5 / Ontario, OR
Eastern Oregon Operators Conference
April 9-10 / Bellevue, WA
June 5-6 / Lynnwood, WA
Western Washington Short School and Trade Show
- Utilities Maintenance Technician I
- Water Operations Support Specialist
- Operations Supervisor
- SCADA Systems Specialist
- Water Utility Worker I
- Dam Safety Engineer
- Technology Services Business Analyst
- Utilities Economist
- Environmental Compliance Coordinator
- Treatment Facility Operator Trainee
- Area Manager - Oregon/Eastern Washington
- 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
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