October 2021 E-Newsletter
Issue #135
E-newsletter Sponsors
Section Quarterly Training Sponsor
Vote In The Section Election
Electronic Balloting Opens November 1  
Our annual Section Election kicks off November 1. All AWWA members will be sent an email invitation to vote via electronic ballot. Members will be asked to enter their email and last name which will be verified against the AWWA member database. You will only be allowed to vote once. 

Candidates for office this year are:

Chair Elect
Doug Schlepp
Dan Sleeth

AWWA Directior
James Dean
Lacey Goeres-Priest
Alex Mofidi

Oregon/Idaho Trustee
Joel Cary
Erika Murphy

Washington Trustee
Pat Everham
Tonya Reiss

Trustee At Large
Libby Barg Bakke
DeEtta Fosbury
Michelle Johnson

It's not too late to join AWWA and vote in this years Section Election! 
AWWA's Water Quality Technology Conference
Comes to Tacoma November 7-10, 2021 
AWWA's premier conference for water quality professionals is coming to Tacoma this November 7-10.

This established and highly regarded conference provides a practical forum for a wide range of water technology professionals to exchange the latest research and information and it's happening this year in our own backyard.

Don't miss this opportunity to register early for discounted pricing!
Utility Management Committee January 2022 Training
Financial and Workforce Sustainability - Mark Your Calendars! 
Plan to attend the Utility Management Committee (UMC) 2022 Conference scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 27, at the Vancouver Water Resources Education Center, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The theme is “Financial and Workforce Sustainability” and will feature presentations on:

·       Water Rates
·       Water Infrastructure Funding
·       Leadership Training
·       Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
·       Succession Planning
·       A Water Operator Internship Program 

Be on the lookout for the final program including speakers and CEUs, a registration link, and a follow up networking event at a local pub.  

For more information and to inquire about scholarships please contact Ann Hajnosz or Kim Reid .
2022 Excellence in Engineering Awards
Call for Entries! 
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.
Job Postings

  • Manager, Accounting
  • City Engineer
  • Construction Inspector I or II
  • Engineering Regional Manager
  • Public Works Director
  • Project Engineer
  • Field Technician III - LME
  • Field Operations Supervisor
  • Civil Engineer
  • Process Engineer Positions
  • Water Treatment Plant Supervisor
  • Business Manager
  • Utility Technician I and II
  • Field Operations Maintenance Person I or II
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee
  • Superintendent
  • Utility Person
  • Stormwater Collection System Specialist
  • General Manager
  • Facility Operator Grade 1-3
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator
  • Engineering Technician
  • Small System Operator
  • Utilities Director
  • Electrician/Mechanical Technician
  • Project Engineer
  • Capital Project Engineer
  • Control System Technician
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Utility Worker I or II
  • Customer Service Supervisor
  • Water District General Manager
  • Project Engineer
  • Water Resources Specialist
  • Senior Water Distribution Operator
That's it for this month! Please send your news or information for inclusion in the November edition to the Section office.

Kyle Kihs signature
Kyle Kihs
Executive Director