November 2022 E-Newsletter
Issue #147
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Holiday Message From The Section Chair
Whew! How did we get to November already with the holiday season just around the corner? I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for spaghetti and meatballs! You read that right, spaghetti and meatballs! That’s my family’s Thanksgiving tradition along with watching Auburn beat up on Alabama the following weekend. Oh wait, maybe that football part is a dream vs reality. We usually pick an overwhelming home improvement project (like tiling the kitchen floor) to throw in there somewhere too. So much for “slowing down” over the holidays.
Many of you in the water industry don’t get to slow down over the holidays because you’re out there doing the important, 24/7, rain or shine work to keep water flowing to your customers. Or perhaps you’re putting in long hours to meet some ridiculous deadline set by some ridiculous client. This work often goes unnoticed and unappreciated especially by people outside the water industry. On behalf of myself and the Board of Trustees, I want to express my sincerest gratitude to all of you for the hard work you do and the valuable contributions and support you provide to the water industry and our Section.
Whatever your holiday traditions may be, I hope this year’s celebrations are the best ever and include time with family and friends. COVID finally seems to be in the rear view, so let’s party like it’s 2019!
Happy Holidays Y’all!
Michelle Cheek
Section Chair
PS – I know the holidays may not be happy or joyful for all of you. Maybe you’ve recently lost a loved one, struggling with other personal issues, or spending time with family that you don’t actually like (we all have that one person, right?). My heart goes out to you, and I hope there are moments of happiness and joy in there somewhere. Hang in there! 
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
Subsection Membership Challenge
September 1 - December 31
The challenge is on! PNWS is launching a friendly competition between the Subsections to see who can recruit the most new members from Sept 1 – December 31st, to help PNWS reach our annual recruitment goal of 293 new members in 2022.

The Subsection with the most new or reinstated members over that time will get a free lunch catered for their next Subsection meeting, social or in-person training.

The Membership Engagement and Development Committee (MEDC) will send out monthly updates on the competition on new members in your subsection and how close we are to meeting the PNWS goal. Its time to put your networks to use and invite new members to join the AWWA community! Share the AWWA membership link far and wide, and lets meet our goal!  Join American Water Works Association (

Questions about the challenge, membership benefits or how to join, contact MEDC Chair Joanie Stultz, or Past Chair, Chris Young.
Training and More Training

November 15 - CPR/First Aid Training

February 28 - March 2 - Cascade To Coast Short School - SAVE THE DATE
Job Postings
  • Water Treatment Lead
  • Water Quality Supervisor
  • Public Works Director
  • Water Worker I
  • Water Plant Operator
  • Wastewater Treatment System Specialist
  • Water Quality Specialist
  • Water Distribution Manager
  • Municipal Services Director
  • Water Quality Utility Service Worker
  • Utility Worker
  • Water Distribution Utility Worker
  • Application Specialist
  • Assistant City Engineer
  • Professional Engineer
  • Field Customer Service Representative
  • Budget and Finance Director
  • Water and Wastewater Operator
  • Public Works Director
  • Public Works Utility Worker
  • Operations Manager
  • Water Distribution System Leadworker
  • Water and Sewer II Operator
  • Associate/Civil Engineer
  • Field Operations and Maintenance Manager
  • Public Works Manager
  • Water Treatment Certified Operator
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator
  • Water Worker In-Training
  • Engineering Manager
  • Waterworks Mechanic
  • Public Works Manager
  • Utility Worker
  • Senior Associate or Associate Engineer
  • SCADA Systems Administrator
  • Development Review Engineer, Utilities
That's it for this month! Please send your news or information for inclusion in the December edition to the Section office.

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Kyle Kihs
Executive Director