January 2023 E-Newsletter
Issue #149
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Section Election Results
New Trustees Take Office in May
Your ballots have been counted and these new Section officers will begin their term in May. Election results will be officially approved by the Section Board of Trustees at the Winter Meeting in Vancouver on February 17.

Congratulations to these new officers!
Chair Elect
Nick Belmont
West Yost

Oregon/Idaho Trustee
Chandra Hingston
Joint Water Commission

Washington Trustee
Jolene Gibson
Tacoma Water

Trustee At-Large
Erika Murphy

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
2023 Excellence in Engineering Awards
Entry Deadline January 6
Submit your entry for the 2023 Excellence in Engineering Awards. These 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.

To be considered for the 2023 Awards, the Committee will be looking for outstanding water related engineering projects which have shown:

  • Incorporation of innovative technologies or approaches
  • Difficulty of the challenges overcome
  • Inclusion of sustainability elements (includes resource sustainability or cost effectiveness)
  • Considerations for system or project resiliency (seismic, flood, system redundancy, etc.) 

Please feel free to nominate one of your Projects or someone else's that you feel is deserving of an Award. Entry deadline is January 6.
Job Postings
  • Water and Sewer II Operator
  • Associate/Civil Engineer
  • Field Operations and Maintenance Manager
  • Water Treatment Certified Operator
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator
  • Water Worker In-Training
  • Waterworks Mechanic
  • Public Works Manager
  • Utility Worker II
  • Senior Associate or Associate Engineer
  • SCADA Systems Administrator
  • Treatment Plant Supervisor
  • Water Solutions Center Director
  • Maintenance Worker or Maintenance Operator
  • Superintendent Wastewater Collections
  • Finance Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Field Technician I
  • Operator In Training
  • Maintenance Superintendent
  • Wastewater Maintenance Worker
  • Senior Engineer
  • Asset Analyst - GIS
  • Water Treatment Operator
  • Field Supervisor
That's it for this month! Please send your news or information for inclusion in the February edition to the Section office.

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Kyle Kihs
Executive Director