August 2019                                                          Issue #109
Leadership Symposium Register Now
Fall Committee Officer Training and Trustee Meeting
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Sept 26-27, 2019 Yakima, WA
LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM - Early Bird Registration Rates End August 31

Registration is now open for our two day Leadership Symposium in Yakima, WA September 26-27, 2019. This symposium is designed to provide the management skills needed for those water professionals seeking career advancement. We will offer tracks for multiple levels of management including:
  • Becoming a lead or supervisor - what skills do you need to manage your peers?
  • Moving into mid-level management
  • Senior management and elected officials
  • Plus the annual Young Professional Summit will be taking place as part of this symposium
Our morning sessions will see multiple Key Note Speakers include George Hawkins formally of DC Water, Sam Davidson founder of Batch and Cool People Care and many more!

Afternoon sessions will include multiple sessions within our tracks listed above. 

The Young Professional Summit takes place Thursday of the Symposium.  Professionals under the age of 35 or with less than 10 years of industry experience should attend. All YP Summit attendees are encouraged to stick around for day 2 of the Symposium and join the rest of the attendees for great training and networking.  Look for the YP Summit meeting agenda on our website. 

You won't want to miss any facet of this unique training opportunity designed for water professionals who are moving into positions previously held by retiring baby boomers. 

Registration for members is just $250 for both days. September 1 rates increase to $300 member price. 

Just a few sponsorship opportunities exist. Register as a sponsor by September 1 so we can get signage created prior to the symposium.    Check out our web page for more information and the registration link. 

See you in Yakima in September!  

Committee Officers it's that time of year again for the annual Committee Officer Training and Trustee meeting which is being held at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center October 8-10. 

Join your fellow committee officers for this once a year training where you find out what being a committee officer entails, what your responsibilities are as an officer and what tools are available to keep your committee members engaged, informed and excited about your committee!

Tuesday, October 8 - Welcome Reception and Dinner
Wednesday, October 9 - Officer training and Division Meetings with your Trustee Liaison. 
Thursday, October 10 - PNWS Trustee Meeting 

Make your hotel reservations by September 8 to receive the discounted rate of $129 before taxes.  

Committee Reports - NEW THIS YEAR - Committee Officers no longer need to submit committee reports.  Instead your Trustee Liaison will be submitting a Division Report.  Look for your Trustee to be reaching out to you prior to the report deadline on Friday, September 27. 
BEER AND WINE FOR WATER - NW WA Subsection's Annual Fundraiser for Water For People

The NW Washington Subsection is holding their 8th Annual WFP Fundraiser at Bertelsen Winery in Mount Vernon on Friday, September 20. Don't miss this great evening with great people, beer, wine, food, music a silent auction and more!
Registration is open now! 

August 10 - Southern Oregon Subsection Golf Tournament

August 16 - Central Washington Subsection Golf Tournament

September 6 - Lower Columbia Subsection Golf Tournament

September 13 - King County Subsection Charity Golf Tournament
CEU's and More CEU's!
  • Water Plant Manager
  • Water Quality Staff Engineer, Associate, & In Training
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Electrician 
  • Engineer/Project Engineer
  • Senior Program Manager - Water Resources
  • Treatment Plant OIT
  • Utility Worker I
  • Business Analyst
  • Engineering Technician I & II
  • Utility Worker I
  • Authority Manager
  • Senior Engineer
  • Public Works Operations Manager
  • Equipment Maintenance Technician
  • Senior Engineer Hydroelectric Project
  • Lead Electrician
  • Water Operations Specialist
  • Surface Water Utility Manager
  • Water Treatment Plant Supervisor
  • Maintenance Technician I
See the Jobs Listing Page on our website  for more information or how to apply for any of the above listed jobs. 
That's it for this month! Please send your news or information for inclusion in the September edition to the  Section office.  

Kyle Kihs
Executive Director