Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2014 - (Page 11)
From the President
We're Here for You
BY THE TIME you read this message, the 2014 Rural Water Rally
in Washington, D.C. will be over. But the impact, message and
determination you showed your congressional delegation will
leave a lasting impression on all you visited with!
I can't thank you enough for your hard work, dedication and foresight for
spending the time and money to be a part of our grassroots program in DC. We
really can't do it without YOU! Our very existence as state and national rural
water associations depends on your continued support.
Speaking of "energy," this issue of Rural Water covers a wide array of topics
BY DOUG ANDERTON,
I feel will be of great benefit to all of our member utilities. Technology expands
by leaps and bounds on a daily basis! What is new today will be antiquated in
just a few months. Learning how we can use alternative energy sources will be
an important education for all of us. Investing in a paperless environment for
your utility can save you time and money.
Have you signed up for your subscription to the Rural Water App Store?
Countless utility paper forms are now being converted to electronic forms and
uploaded to this site by utilities and state rural water associations nationwide.
The NRWA Rural Water App Store provides thousands of downloadable forms
for your utility to access, as well as the ability to upload some of your own. This
cooperative effort between NRWA, our state associations and their member utilities is the type of partnering and networking you will always find in the Rural
Water family. You can access the Rural Water App Store at www.
nrwa.org/gocanvas. Check it out! There's also a free trial subscripRural Water is the leader in the
tion, so you can try it before you sign up. I encourage you
Rural Water industry. From exploring
to get your subscription to the Rural Water App Store today!
In closing, please join me in welcoming Sam Wade as
alternative energy ideas to the promotion
NRWA's new CEO! Sam and I have worked together for many
of new electronic media uses, Rural
years and I'm excited about the leadership Sam brings to NRWA.
To many of you, Sam is no stranger to Rural Water. He spent many
Water will always be working for you
years with Minnesota Rural Water before coming to NRWA. He has
and your utility to provide the latest in
faithfully served NRWA as Deputy CEO and provides us with a smooth
transition from Rob's retirement. His dedication, determination and
information, products and services.
foresight will help guide us for many years to come.
Also, we welcome Matt Holmes as our new Deputy CEO! Matt was
Executive Director of New Mexico Rural Water for over 13 years and
is a valuable addition to our staff. We're extremely pleased that Matt has decided
to work with us. Take the time to get to know Matt, if you don't already.
Rural Water is the leader in the Rural Water industry. From exploring alternative energy ideas to the promotion of new electronic media uses, Rural Water will
always be working for you and your utility to provide the latest in information,
products and services. We're here for you.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2014
From the President
A Paperless Option
Board Orientation Has Multiple Benefits
The Nrwa Revolving Loan Fund
Rural Water Rally 2014
State Association of the Year
Throwing My Loop
Index to Advertisers/ advertisers.com
From the CEO
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2014