February 2023 E-Newsletter
Issue #150
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PNWS Winter Trustee Meeting
Friday February 17 in Vancouver, WA
The Section Board of Trustees will be meeting on Friday, February 17 at the AC Hotel on the newly renovated Vancouver waterfront.

The meeting begins at 9:30 in the Catalonia Room. Members are encouraged to attend.

The meeting agenda can be found on our website. If you have an item that you would like added to the agenda please contact the section office.
PNWS & CA/NV Section Meet and Greet To Happen at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto at ACE23
Sunday June 11
We are pleased to announce that our Section will be holding its first ACE Meet and Greet since 2016 with the CA/NV Section at the Hockey Hall of Fame Museum in Toronto!

Plan your travel plans accordingly so you don't miss this fun event Sunday, June 11 from 6-10pm. The worlds largest hockey collection awaits - from access to the Stanley Cup artifacts dating back to the game's origin up to today's current season, interactive experiences, 3-D films and photos with the Stanley Cup are just some of the experiences awaiting you in this private event.

Space is limited so one guest per person.
Registration for ACE23 in Toronto is Now Open
ACE, where the water community comes together to learn, connect and be inspired to solve global water challenges.

There is a priceless value in connecting with your peers in person. A palpable energy comes from the exciting innovation in the exhibit hall and sessions pulsate with conversations that are a catalyst for change. Regardless of where you are in your career, there is something for everyone at ACE23.

  • 10,000 Attendees
  • 80 Countries
  • 1,000 Utilities
  • 6 Competitions
  • 440 Premier Presenters
  • 450 Exhibitors
Water 2050
AWWA's Multi-Year Initiative Visualizing the Future of Water
Water 2050 was launched last year at ACE22 in San Antonio. AWWA's multi-year initiative to visualize the future of water and chart a course for sustainability and success.

We want to explore together what our communities could look like in the year 2050 and examine how water could be managed, accessed and valued. To do this AWWA will be recruiting leaders, engaging utilities, attracting influencers outside the water community and gathering and creating thought leadership.

Gathering and creating thought leadership will require section input, which we will be gathering through a member survey. Click the link below to complete the 13 question survey. The survey closes Friday, April 14. Your responses will be incorporated in the final Water 2050 report recommendations presented to the Association Executive Council and Board of Directors at ACE23 in Toronto.
2023 Diversity and Inclusion Award
Entry Deadline is February 14
Last year, the PNWS Section of AWWA had the privilege of awarding its inaugural Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Award to Nicki Pozos! The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual, group, or organization that has created, promoted, and maintained diversity and inclusion by establishing an environment that recognizes, encourages, and effectively utilizes each individual’s talents.
Presentation of the Award: The award will be presented at the PNWS-AWWA conference in Kennewick, WA in May, 2023.
Please consider individuals and/or organizations who fit this criteria in your committee and/or subsections and complete this NOMINATION FORM by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2023.
Contact D&I Subcommittee Chair, Gina Hortillosa for any questions about the award.
2023 Excellence in Communication Awards
Call For Entries
Now is the time to enter your great project or nominate someone you think deserves the honor!

Any water utility, provider or association currently a member in good standing with PNWS- AWWA is eligible to participate. Projects must be specific to operations of the utility or provider. Multiple entries by the same utility or agency are encouraged.

Outstanding water-related Communications projects which may include:
  • Digital, print, photography, video, and/or audio materials
  • Education or communication materials
  • Communiations about water source concerns 
  • Required communication by drinking water regulations (CCR's)
  • Tactics or campaigns related to an objective of the agency or utility 
  • Communication plans for capital projects, emergency response, etc.

Deadline for entries is February 20. Awards will be presented at the Section Conference in Kennewick.
Job Postings
  • Treatment Plant Supervisor
  • Water Solutions Center Director
  • Superintendent Wastewater Collections
  • Finance Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Operator In Training
  • Maintenance Superintendent
  • Wastewater Maintenance Worker
  • Senior Engineer
  • Asset Analyst - GIS
  • Water Treatment Operator
  • Field Supervisor
  • Public Works Director
  • Utility Worker I
  • Staff Engineer
  • Water Program Coordinator
  • Water Operations All City Manager
  • Drinking Water Utility Director
  • Water Resources Director
  • General Manager
  • Associate Civil Engineer
  • Water Resources Manager
  • Senior Civil Engineer
  • Water Facility Technician
That's it for this month! Please send your news or information for inclusion in the March edition to the Section office.

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Kyle Kihs
Executive Director