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AWWA DIRECTOR'S REPORT
ell, this is it, my last Ontario Pipeline article as your AWWA Director.
These past three years serving on the Board of Directors have
gone by so quickly. From working on the Strategic Plan to implementing AWWA2020, it was a busy term. Busy, but very educational and rewarding.
The greatest benefit of my term as AWWA Vice President was visiting the Section
Conferences. The people whom I had the opportunity to meet, from all facets of
our industry, were the highlight of this past year. From Chattanooga, Tennessee,
to Duluth, Minnesota, to Quebec City, Quebec, to Saratoga Springs, New York,
and to Morgantown, West Virginia. A group of people that are very passionate
about what we do. Yes, there were differences among the sections in some of the
issues we face, but there were a lot more similarities, such as operator training,
workforce issues, funding and regulations. These were some of topics that were
Participating on the Canadian Affairs Committee with my counterparts representing all five sections across this country was another highlight. Ensuring that
issues specific to us were at the forefront within AWWA was a major goal of this
committee. Oh, and looking after the Canadian Water Forum at ACE where all
attendees could meet was a close second.
At the AWWA Conference in Anaheim this June, I will complete my term along
with the other members of the "Class of '15," many of whom I will continue to stay
in touch with. I would also like to acknowledge the help and guidance of the staff
at the OWWA and AWWA. These are the people who get the work done and are
the constant for the Associations. To Laura and Lesia, thanks for putting up with
me, and to the staff in Denver - David, Paula, Susan, Nancy and Gary to name a few.
Ray Miller of Clow Canada will now step into this position representing our
section at the International level. Ray's involvement with both the OWWA and
AWWA will serve him well in performing all that is required.
Finally, I would like to say thank you to several people. To the OWWA for selecting me to take on the role of AWWA Director and ultimately Vice-President. To
Emco Corporation for their support in allowing me to take the time to perform
the duties that these positions entailed. And to my family for their understanding,
and participation, in this journey that has not ended, but takes a new direction.
We all are helping to make "A Better World through Better Water."
AWWA DIRECTOR - OWWA
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2015
From the Publications Chair
The OWWA Report
The OMWA Report
The OWWEA Report
From Our AWWA Director
Water on the Water: Ontario’s Water Conference and Trade Show
2015 Fuller Award
2015 OWWA Awards
Student Art Awards
When Big Users Cut Back, Utilities Left Scrambling
Small Town Dilemma
Calendar of Events
Welcome New Members
OWWEA Member Listing
OWWEA Member News
Index of Advertisers
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2015