February 2019                                                          Issue #104
Vancouver Section Conference
Leadership Symposium - Abstracts Needed
Winter Subsection Training and Trustee Meeting
Pioneer Award
Fundraising Events
Training Opportunities
Job Postings
Registration Is Now Open!

Section Conference  
Vancouver, WA
May 1-3, 2019
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Sept 26-27, 2019 Yakima, WA

Registration is now OPEN for the 2019 Section Conference in Vancouver, WA, May 1-3. 

Register before April 1st and take advantage of our early bird pricing. Registration prices increase $150 on April 1. 

Vendors we only have 20 booths left!  Check out all the booth and sponsorship opportunities on our website, we have something for every budget!
This year we will be offering 1.7 CEUs in drinking and wastewater (CEUs vary by state). The technical program is now on our website! You will also find a detailed description of the Wednesday pre-conference sessions. 

Our annual conference golf tournament will take place at Camas Meadows.  The golf course is approximately 14 miles from downtown Vancouver. 

The conference will kick off on Wednesday evening May 1 at Esther Short Park with our Competition Night.  Join your friends for this great event and cheer our teams on to ACE19 in Denver. Stay energized with local food and beverages from food trucks and breweries around Vancouver which is known as the Hippest City in America by MoveHub.  

Our Thursday morning Opening General Session will feature our  keynote speaker Steve Eberlein from Tipping Point Resilience. Steve will share his experiences living in Sri Lanka during the 9.1 subduction zone quake that triggered a massive tsunami that took more than 230,000 lives in more than a dozen countries. He will relate those experiences to our risk of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake along the west coast. You won't want to miss this!

Check out our conference website for all the latest information and to register! 
2019 LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM - Submit Your Abstract!

Submit your abstract for the FIRST EVER PNWS Leadership Symposium scheduled for September 26-27 in Yakima, WA. 

Everyone is aware that baby boomers are retiring at an alarming rate. This creates numerous opportunities for employees to move into managerial positions. Our new Leadership Symposium will provide the management skills needed for those seeking career advancement. 

This two day symposium will offer tracks for multiple levels of management including:
  • Becoming a lead or supervisor - what skills do you need to manage your peers?
  • Mid-level managers making the move to senior management
  • Senior management and elected officials 
  • Plus the annual Young Professional Summit will be taking place as part of this symposium
Interested in presenting in any one of these areas?  The Leadership Symposium abstract window is now open. Abstracts must be submitted by April 1 for consideration and need not be CEU worthy.  Registration for the Leadership Symposium opens immediately following the Section Conference. 

The 2019 Winter Subsection Officer Training and Trustee meeting is scheduled for February 20 - 22 at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA.

In advance of this meeting don't forget that -   All subsection and committee reports will be due on Friday, February 8.

We are looking for nominations for this years Pioneer Award.  If you know an outstanding Young Professional (35 years or younger or someone with less than ten years in the industry) who possesses exceptional leadership qualities, is active in their community and has strong technical expertise nominate them for the Pioneer Award. 

Nominating an YP is easy, use the Google Form found on the Young Professional committee page. This years Pioneer Award winner will be announced at the 2019 Section Conference closing banquet in Vancouver on May 3.  
PHILANTHROPY EVENTS - Water For People and Scholarships

NW Oregon Hops for H2O

The 3rd Annual Hops for H20 is scheduled fo
r Tuesday, March 12 at the Lagunitas Community Room in downtown Portland from 6-9pm. Live music, food and beer - what's not to like? Register now as space is limited. 

2019 Walla Walla For Water
The 2nd Annual Walla Walla for Water event is scheduled for Saturday, March 16 at the Foundry Vineyards in Walla Walla. 

Score points with your significant other and take them to this great event!  Spend the weekend in beautiful wine country with your peers as we raise money for both Water For People and scholarships for the next generation of water professionals. 

Walla Walla has great food, great wine and you are guaranteed sunshine. 
Register now and we will see you there! 
CEU's and More CEU's!

February 6 / Seattle, WA

February 12 / Salem, OR

February 19 / Free Webinar
Jump-Starting Long-Term Planning and Setting Financial Targets

February 20 / Spokane, WA

February 26 / Bellingham, WA

February 28 / Eugene, OR

March 5 / Tumwater, WA

March 7 / Stanwood, WA
Basic Waterworks Workshop & WTP Tour

March 11-13 / Portland, OR
Customer Service Certification Program

March 13 / Vancouver, WA

March 13 / Spokane, WA

March 14 / Longview, WA

April 3 / Spokane, WA

  • Entry Level Construction Laborer/Water Serviceman
  • Water Quality Supervisor (Superintendent)
  • Water Operations Manager
  • Engineering Technician
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Equipment Operator
  • General Manager
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator I
  • Engineering Associate
  • Utility Maintenance Worker I and II
  • Superintendent Water Treatment Plant
  • Engineering Manager
  • Water Circuit Rider with Idaho Rural Water
  • General Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Solid Waste Attendant I
  • Engineering Technician
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator Trainee
  • Senior Accounting Specialist
  • Operations Manager
  • Permit Specialist
  • Cross Connection Control Inspector
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 March edition to the  Section office.  

Kyle Kihs
Executive Director