is an awkward time for a report. As I write this, it is before the AWWA
Winter Board meeting, but when you are reading this article, the meeting will
have already happened. I cannot predict the future, so all I can tell you
at this time is that there will be new Vice-Presidents elected and a new
President-elect. The field for the VP positions is very robust with many
great candidates. The race for president is between 2 candidates that are
both from my Director’s class – Gene Koontz (VP from Pennsylvania section who
was our WATERCON guest in 2012) and Rosemary Smud (VP Director-at-Large from
the Service Provider sector). Both candidates are worthy and would serve
the Association well. I don’t want to tip my hand as to how I’ll vote
just yet! Also, I haven’t even received my board packet for the meeting,
so I’m not sure what items will be discussed.
along the "awkward time for a report” line, the Section election results have
not yet been announced at the time of this article, but by the time you read
it, all will have been revealed. I do know that my 3-year term as Section
Director will conclude in June at ACE2014 in Boston and a new (yet to be named)
Director will serve.
can tell you that the Association has reworked its strategic initiatives and
currently is working to align all the committees and all efforts to adopt the
same goals and strategies. With each new presidential administration,
there are new initiatives, so we will stand by to see what great things that
our next new Association President, our very own John Donahue, has in store for
I am looking forward to WATERCON 2014.
It’s going to be a great conference, AGAIN! The Technical Program Committee
has put together a fantastic program and all the extra-curricular activities
will help make the conference a great learning and networking
opportunity. AWWA Vice-President Doug Brinkman, from the Maryland Section
will be our honored guest. SEE YOU IN SPRINGFIELD.