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March 2020 Edition

Upcoming Events
2020 Corporate Sponsorship
Jan 01, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
VCU Basketball Game & Afterhours
The Camel
Mar 03, 2020 5:00 PM
Drinking Water Quality and Research Seminar
University of Richmond - Jepson Center
Mar 17, 2020
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Are You Prepared?
Newport News Waterworks
Mar 19, 2020
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
2020 Customer Service Certificate Program - Richmond
Henrico County Water Treatment Facility
Apr 14, 2020 8:00 AM –
Apr 16, 2020 5:00 PM
31st Annual Water Distribution Seminar & Utility Rodeo
Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center
Apr 27, 2020 - Apr 29, 2020
26th Annual Water for People Golf Tournament - Williamsburg
Kingsmill Resort - The Woods Course
May 04, 2020 8:00 AM
2020 Virginia Utility Management Conference & VWEA Education Seminar
Westin Richmond
May 06, 2020 - May 07, 2020
2020 Customer Service Certificate Program - Lynchburg
City of Lynchburg, Information Technology Center
May 19, 2020 8:00 AM –
May 21, 2020 5:00 PM
26th Annual Water for People Golf Tournament - Northern Virginia
Westfields Golf Club
Jun 03, 2020 7:00 AM
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News and Announcements
Participating in an Earth Day Event? Let the Sustainable Utilities Committee Know!
For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the Sustainable Utilities Committee wants to encourage all members to get involved!  Members and activities will be featured in an article published in the VWEA and VA AWWA magazines.  
Email or with event information, pictures, or questions.
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.

New Year, New Leadership Academy
The VA AWWA/VWEA Leadership Academy is a year-long professional development class focusing on emotional intelligence, ethics, and interpersonal skills. The program kicks off with the first session at WaterJAM 2020 and then consists of four one hour phone meetings and four all-day in-person workshops. Program participants are required to join and become active members in a VA AWWA/VWEA committee of their choosing. Topics of discussion include self-awareness, stress management, decision making, communication, and motivation. More details on the 2020-2021 Leadership Academy are available here.
Women Impacting Water Breakfast 2020
Calling all women (or women supporters) who want to feel empowered in the water industry! This year, at WaterJAM, a special women’s breakfast will be held on Tuesday morning before the keynote session. This breakfast is about connecting women and celebrating their impact in the water industry. When registering for WaterJAM, make sure to check “Yes, I will attend!” to secure your spot – and then make sure to pass the word along to anyone who may be interested in attending with you.
Fred Angel Exceptional Service Scholarship
Happy New Year!  What New Year Resolutions Have You Made?  Is one of them 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.
VA AWWA Scholarships 
VA AWWA Scholarships for 2020 have been posted!
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 are being offered to Virginia operators for professional development.
Ray A. Jackson Undergraduate Scholarship
One award of $2,000 will 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.
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.