January 2022 E-Newsletter
Issue #138
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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 Virtual Winter Meeting on February 15.

Congratulations to these new officers!
Chair Elect
Dan Sleeth
Covington Water
AWWA Director
James Dean
City of Yakima
Oregon/Idaho Trustee
Joel Cary
Tualatin Valley Water District
Washington Trustee
Tonya Reiss
City of Spokane
Trustee At Large
Libby Barg Bakke
Barney and Worth
2022 Excellence in Engineering Awards
Deadline for Entries is This Month! 
Engineering Contest
Submit your entry for the 2022 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 2022 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 14.
2022 PNWS College/University Scholarship Application Window is Open
For Members and Their Families 
Are you currently attending school to further your career in water? Do you have a child that is in school and studying for a career in the water industry? Are you or your child attending an accredited college or university?

Then you should be applying for one of our PNWS Scholarships. Our Section has provided funding to over 200 students of all ages over the years. Just last year we gave out over $40,000 in scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $4,1000 to twelve students.

Don't delay.....apply today, applications must be received by March 1.
Section Winter Board of Trustees Virtual Meeting
February 15 
Mark your calendars for the virtual Winter Trustee Meeting, February 15 at 9:30.

Subsection annual reports are due in advance of this meeting. Please submit them to the Section office by Friday, January 28.

If you would like to be on the meeting agenda or just attend the meeting reach out to the Section office for login information and presentation times.
Job Postings
  • Engineer
  • Electrician
  • Design Engineer
  • General Manager
  • Utility Worker
  • Staff Engineer
  • Accounting Specialist
  • Client Service Leader - Water Services
  • Engineer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Senior Water Treatment Operator
  • Development Engineering Permit Specialist
  • Customer Service Representative I
  • Receptionist
  • Water and Hydroelectric Services Director
  • Environmental Compliance/Source Control Specialist
  • Operations Technician
  • GIS/Technical Specialist
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator
  • Civil Engineer - Utilities
  • Meter Reader
  • Scada Technician
  • Water Meter Reader
  • Government Affairs Coordinator
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