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February 2020 Edition

Upcoming Events
2020 Corporate Sponsorship
Jan 01, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
NVRAC and NoVA YP Happy Hour
Feb 06, 2020 4:30 PM
Virginia Committee Volunteer Opportunities Webinar
Feb 12, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
YP Admirals Hockey Game & Happy Hour
Buffalo Wild Wings & Scope Arena
Feb 12, 2020 5:30 PM
Webinar: Get the Lead Out
Online and Various sites
Feb 13, 2020
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Central VA YP Beginning of the Year Planning Meeting
Tazza Kitchen - Scott's Addition
Feb 13, 2020 5:30 PM
Lab Analyst Award Nominations
Feb 14, 2020
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
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News and Announcements
WaterJAM Reviewers Needed
Would you like to help shape WaterJAM?  The WaterJAM Committee is in urgent need of additional abstract reviews for this year’s WaterJAM. 
The following list contains the categories of Abstract Submission Sessions.  The bolded sessions are needing some attention/reviews.  If you have time and expertise in any of these areas, we would greatly appreciate your help! 
Science Fair Judges Needed
Not all “judging” is bad… especially when it benefits students and their science projects!  VA AWWA needs Science Fair judges for regional and state science fairs to award our VA AWWA special award.  And with science fairs all around the state, there is bound to be one in your area. 
Take a look at the list of Science Fairs on our website and let us know if you can help!  It will be a rewarding experience for both the students and YOU!
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 5th!

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.
Calling all Water Plant Operators
2019 was a very successful year for the Plant Operations Committee!  The Plant Operations Conference was held at the Virginia Beach oceanfront in May and the Fall Plant Operations Seminar was hosted by the City of Lynchburg in October – these are great ways to earn CPE’s and kick off the summer and fall seasons! 
More exciting training opportunities are coming in 2020.  The Plant Operations Conference will be held at the Wyndham Hotel in Virginia Beach on May 6-8.  Keep an eye out for advertisements in late Winter. 
AWWA members from the water, maintenance, operations, engineering, and laboratory communities are welcome to join the committee.
For additional information about these training opportunities or if you would like to join the committee, please contact Ryan Maslyn at or Nikki Webb at
Legislative Updates
Do you have an interest in what is happening at our State Capital? Have you been monitoring what new bills might affect the water industry?  If so, visit our new Legislative and Regulatory Updates webpage.  It contains a summary of bills of interest, along with updates and modifications to existing bills throughout the current General Assembly Session.  
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.