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District Trustees

Term and Qualifications: District Trustees of the Illinois Section AWWA will serve a two-year term that commences on the last day of the annual ISAWWA conference and terminates on the last day of the annual conference two years following, or on the date his or her successor is installed as District Trustee, whichever is later. District Trustees will be members in good standing of AWWA and the Illinois Section.

General Duties: District Trustees will assist the Chair in conducting the affairs of the Section in accordance with the Section’s Standard Practices Manual and ensure that the goals and objectives established by AWWA and by the Section are diligently pursued. The District Trustees will participate in all Section and AWWA activities to the fullest extent possible.

Specific Duties:

  • Attend all regularly scheduled and special meetings of the Board, unless acceptable notification has been provided to the Chair or the Secretary-Treasurer of an unavoidable absence.
  • Serve as liaison for the Board to committees assigned by the Section Chair. Encourage committee chairs to attend meetings of the Executive Board or provide reports of assigned committee activities to the Board at meetings of the Board in the absence of the committee chair.
  • Encourage assigned committee chairs to provide reports to the Editor of SPLASH on a timely basis in accordance with the publication schedule.
  • Promote ISAWWA by participating in affiliated water industry meetings and activities, such as small systems conferences, teleconferences, and other events held within the district.
  • Identify local operator groups within the district and attend regularly scheduled meetings of the operator groups, to the greatest extent possible, as a representative of ISAWWA. Advise the Executive Director of the membership and meeting schedules of local operator groups. Promote activities of and membership in the Illinois Section to the local operator group members.
  • Identify individuals within the district as potential candidates for office in the Illinois Section (e.g., District Trustee). Provide names of potential candidates to the Chair of the Nominating Committee or to the Executive Director.
  • Identify individuals within the district as potential candidates to fill vacancies as a chair or a member of a committee of the Illinois Section, and provide this information to the Executive Director and/or committee chairs.
  • Assist the Executive Director and/or committee chairs to identify locations to host Section-sponsored workshops, seminars or teleconferences; and participate in Section activities scheduled within the district to the greatest extent possible.
  • Assist the Chair of the Public Information Committee to identify media sources within the district and provide information to the Chair of the Public Information Committee of water industry related activities within the district.
  • If possible, attend the Illinois Section Lobby Day in Springfield as a representative of ISAWWA.
  • Represent the Section at the AWWA Regional Officers Meeting as well as officer meetings held during the AWWA annual conference, if possible.
  • Assist the Awards Committee Chair to identify potential recipients within their district of awards such as 25-year awardees, operator’s meritorious service, and other awards bestowed by the Section at the annual meeting.
  • Assist the membership committee chair by phoning new members in your district to welcome them and offer your contact information as a resource.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Section Chair.
Minimum Time Commitment:
  • Board meeting during Annual Conference
  • In person Spring and Fall Board Meetings
  • 1 conference call Winter Board Meeting
  • Attending local water operator group meetings -  one per month
  • Attending all committee monthly conference calls - one hour per month

Standard Practices

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