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May 2020 Edition
For #DrinkingWaterWeek this year, we honor the labor of water professionals who work hard every single day to ensure your water is #ThereWhenYouNeedIt
Upcoming Events
COVID-19/WARN Weekly Informational Webinar
Zoom Meeting
May 06, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Drinking Water Quality and Research Seminar--NEW DATE!
University of Richmond - Jepson Center
Jul 07, 2020
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
26th Annual Water for People Golf Tournament - Williamsburg - NEW DATE!
Kingsmill Resort - The Woods Course
Jul 20, 2020 8:00 AM
Good Lab Practices Conference
Omni Charlottesville
Jul 27, 2020 - Jul 28, 2020
WaterJAM 2020
Hampton Roads Convention Center
Sep 14, 2020 - Sep 17, 2020
VA AWWA/VWEA 2020 - 2021 Leadership Academy
Hampton Roads Convention Center
Sep 16, 2020 - Sep 13, 2021
31st Annual Water Distribution Seminar and Utility Rodeo - NEW DATE!
Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center
Oct 05, 2020 - Oct 07, 2020
People, Purpose, and Passion: The Pathways to Customer Success!
Virginia Beach Holiday Inn-North Beach
Oct 21, 2020 - Oct 23, 2020
2020 Plant Operations Conference - NEW DATE
Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Oct 26, 2020 - Oct 28, 2020
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News and Announcements
COVID-19/WARN Weekly Webinar

VA WARN will be holding weekly informational meetings via Zoom and YouTube Live.  All water and wastewater systems are invited to attend.  (Membership in the WARN program is not required.)

Topic: Emergency Preparedness for all Water and Wastewater Systems in light of COVID-19 

When:  Every Wednesday afternoon through the duration of the pandemic

Time: 1:00 pm EST

Fred Angel Exceptional Service Scholarship
Looking to improve your Customer Service Skills?  Why not complete an application for the Fred Angel Exceptional Service Scholarship Award?
One person will be awarded free hotel accommodations and free registration to the 2020 Virginia AWWA Customer Service Workshop!  Our 2020 Workshop theme---People, Purpose, and Passion: Pathways to Customer Success promises to be a dynamic, fun-filled, and transformative learning experience. 
The application deadline is May 15, 2020.  The winner will be notified via email by June 5thClick here to download the application.

Mark your calendar to attend the Customer Service Workshop on October 21-23, 2020 at the Holiday Inn North Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach.
Stuck inside with little to do? Great time to apply for a VA AWWA Scholarship!
Get all the info and forms at
There are 5 scholarships being offered this year.
One AWWA Operator’s Scholarship
Two awards of $1,000 being offered to Virginia operators for professional development.
Ray A. Jackson Undergraduate Scholarship
One award of $2,000 to help a student pursuing an undergraduate degree at a Virginia college.
VA AWWA Graduate Scholarship
Two awards of $2,500 will help graduate students pursuing a degree at a Virginia college.
Applications for the Operator’s Scholarships are due May 15, 2020 and Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Applications are due May 29, 2020.
Apply today for the Larry Gordon Safety Award

Gain recognition for your safety efforts...Nominate your water facility today for the 2019 VA AWWA Larry Gordon Safety Award! Virginia is proud of last year’s winner, Spotsylvania County Utilities.  Could your utility win this year?  The nominations deadline is Friday, May 29, 2020.

This award will be presented to a Virginia waterworks facility that promotes an active and effective safety program.

Calling all Women
Calling all women and women supporters who want to start WaterJAM feeling connected and empowered!  Join us for the first annual Women Impacting Water networking breakfast on Tuesday, September 15th starting at 7:30 AM.  We’ll feature interactive game-themed discussions with female water industry panelists, at various career stages, sharing their experiences in the water/wastewater industry.  This breakfast is about bringing the industry together to celebrate the impact and value of women in water.  When registering for WaterJAM, make sure to check, “Yes, I will attend!” to secure your spot – and make sure to spread the word with peers who may be interested in attending too!  #WomenImpactingWater #WaterJAM2020

To help us prepare, we need your help!  Please complete the anonymous survey by June 15, 2020, as the results of the survey will be used as a part of our game show.

For more information, please contact Adrianna Dimperio at
LEADERSHIP when Challenging Business Climates Demand It
VA AWWA is accepting applications now through June 26, 2020 for the 2nd Annual VA AWWA/VWEA Leadership Academy. This Leadership program is molded and guided by strong character development, professional ethics, and the current state of affairs.  The inaugural participants of the Leadership Academy faced business, staffing, and technology challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and immediately applied their newly acquired leadership skills to successfully meet those challenges.  
42nd Annual Customer Service Workshop
The VA AWWA Customer Service Committee is proud to announce the 42nd Annual Customer Service Workshop to be held on October 21st-23rd in Virginia Beach, VA at the Holiday Inn and Suites – North Beach. This year’s workshop focuses on People, Purpose, and Passion:  Pathways to Customer Success!
Career Center
Are you looking for a new job opportunity? Are you an employer looking for great candidates?  Either way, check out our newly updated Career Center for opportunities in Virginia. 
The webpage contains a summary of current job postings... but check back periodically for new positions as they become available. 
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