March 2023 E-Newsletter
Issue #151
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Section Conference Smart Phone App
New and Improved!
Our Section Conference Smart Phone App is available for download!

New and improved this year, we have gone with a completely different company. You are going to love the look of the app and the ease of which you can create your own conference calendar.

Don't miss a session or networking opportunity - upload the app and start connecting with our conference attendees immediately.
Conference Silent Auction
Looking for Items!
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The Silent Auction is back for the 2023 annual conference, benefiting PNWS-AWWA’s philanthropic efforts – Water For People, The Water Equation, and the Education & Training Fund.

We are in need of donated items. Handmade arts and crafts are a real crowd pleaser as are food and beverage items. Click the link below to donate an item.

The auction opens Wednesday and closes prior to the Friday Awards Luncheon. Items can be picked up following the luncheon at 1:30.
PNWS & CA/NV Section Meet and Greet To Happen at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto at ACE23
Sunday June 11
We are pleased to announce that our Section will be holding its first ACE Meet and Greet since 2016 with the CA/NV Section at the Hockey Hall of Fame Museum in Toronto!

The first 500 people through the door receive a commemorative AWWA/Hockey Hall of Fame Museum puck.

Plan your travel plans accordingly so you don't miss this fun event Sunday, June 11 from 6-10pm. The worlds largest hockey collection awaits - from access to the Stanley Cup artifacts dating back to the game's origin up to today's current season, interactive experiences, 3-D films and photos with the Stanley Cup are just some of the experiences awaiting you in this private event.

Space is limited so one guest per person.
Registration for ACE23 in Toronto is Now Open
ACE, where the water community comes together to learn, connect and be inspired to solve global water challenges.

There is a priceless value in connecting with your peers in person. A palpable energy comes from the exciting innovation in the exhibit hall and sessions pulsate with conversations that are a catalyst for change. Regardless of where you are in your career, there is something for everyone at ACE23.

  • 10,000 Attendees
  • 80 Countries
  • 1,000 Utilities
  • 6 Competitions
  • 440 Premier Presenters
  • 450 Exhibitors
Water 2050
AWWA's Multi-Year Initiative Visualizing the Future of Water
Water 2050 was launched last year at ACE22 in San Antonio. AWWA's multi-year initiative to visualize the future of water and chart a course for sustainability and success.

We want to explore together what our communities could look like in the year 2050 and examine how water could be managed, accessed and valued. To do this AWWA will be recruiting leaders, engaging utilities, attracting influencers outside the water community and gathering and creating thought leadership.

Gathering and creating thought leadership will require section input, which we will be gathering through a member survey. Click the link below to complete the 13 question survey. The survey closes Friday, April 14. Your responses will be incorporated in the final Water 2050 report recommendations presented to the Association Executive Council and Board of Directors at ACE23 in Toronto.
Pioneer Award Nominations Needed by March 13
Young Professional Award
The Pioneer Award is presented annually to the young professional exemplifying the most outstanding leadership, technical expertise, and dedication to community service. Young professionals are those with less than 10 years of experience in the water industry.
The award will be presented Friday, May 5th, at the Annual Section Conference in Kennewick. Nominations are accepted through March 13.

Free Diversity and Inclusion Virtual Event
Courageous Conversations at the Root of Real Action
Join the PNWS Diversity & Inclusion Subcommittee for a free virtual networking event on March 21 from 3 - 4:30 via Zoom.

Let’s come together to learn how King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division used courageous conversations to identify and implement equitable actions and outcomes for their employees and customers. Hear from speaker Robert Tovar and participate in breakout sessions.
Wine for Water Returns in 2023
Event Moves to Woodinville, WA
Don't miss this year's Wine for Water event in a NEW location. Join your fellow members over a glass or two of wine as we benefit Water For People, AWWA's Water Equation, and the Education and Training Fund on June 3, 2023 at Guardian Cellars Winery and Tasting Room in Maltby, just 10 miles from downtown Woodinville.  

Come taste award-winning wines while supporting the Pacific Northwest Section's philanthropic efforts. Tickets are $70 per person or $130 per couple and includes dinner and two drink tickets per person.

BACK THIS YEAR - Kick off your weekend with group wine tasting and lunch on Saturday. Reserve your space and we will send details via email in the coming months.
Golf Tournaments on the Horizon
Mark Your Calendars
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Hard to believe as we sit here in the middle of winter that golf season is just around the corner. In fact the South Sound Subsection already has their registration open!

July 21 - Northwest Oregon Subsection Golf Tournament - Gresham, OR

September 22 - King County Subsection Golf Tournament - Auburn, WA
Job Postings
  • Wastewater Maintenance Worker
  • Senior Engineer
  • Asset Analyst - GIS
  • Water Treatment Operator
  • Public Works Director
  • Utility Worker I
  • Staff Engineer
  • Drinking Water Utility Director
  • Water Resources Director
  • General Manager
  • Associate Civil Engineer
  • Water Resources Manager
  • Staff Engineer
  • Water System Operator
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee
  • Customer Service Representative
  • General Manager
  • Engineering Associate I, II and III
  • Wastewater Treatment Operator III
  • Electrician
That's it for this month! Please send your news or information for inclusion in the April edition to the Section office.

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Kyle Kihs
Executive Director