Member Association Feature

 New England WEA

The New England WEA has a new Public Education campaign called Water for Life.  The goal is to create awareness and action around key water industry topics: Health and Safety, Sustainability, and Career Opportunities. Click here for more information on this new initiative that was shared at WEFMAX 2016!


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New PE Resource Page for MAs

Does your Member Association need ideas for building or supplementing its public  education program or do you have program ideas or photos to share with other MAs? Visit the Building Public Outreach Programs page to see communications tools and resources, including a photo library and new area for sharing program ideas. Find out what others have done and perhaps share some ideas of your own this new area of consolidated public education resources for MAs.


WEF Elevator Speech

WEF has created elevator speeches that provide a short synopsis of WEF, its vision, and mission, and is for the use of volunteer leaders, members, and staff as a tool for representing WEF at conferences and other sector-related events.  For your convenience, we offer an internal elevator speech to use when talking with members and a public elevator speech to use when talking outside of the current membership. Please contact WEF Staff Lori Harrison should you have questions or comments. 


MA Newsletter Articles

Each month, WEF offers MAs articles that can be used in thier newsletters and magazines.  The articles are written by WEF technical, government affairs, and public awareness staff; Board of Trustees members; and/or WEF technical committees.  They may be used in any issue of your MA newsletters/magazines but are timely for the current calendar year.  The articles provide leading-edge perspectives from national or global subject matter experts from WEF Headquarters.  Technical topics are chosen to provide the latest in water knowledge to enrich the expertise of global water professionals.  The 2016 Editorial Calendar will be posted soon.Internal 


WEFMAX Meetings

Puerto Rico: March 29 - 31 in San Juan
Ohio: April 26 - 28 in Cincinatti
Western Canada: May 10 - 12 in Winnipeg
Texas: May 31 - June 2 in Austin

Questions, contact WEF Staff Dianne Crilley 

Sample Policies and Risk Management Tools for MAs 


Financial Policies 

Financial Policy - Example 1 
Financial Policy - Example 2 
Financial Policy - Example 3 
Risk Management

Risk Management Tool - Example 1
Risk Management Tool - Example 2 

Online Reports

MAs have 24/7 access to pulling their membership information through online reports.  Three documents have been prepared to assist MAs in using the online report systems.
    - The WEF Demographics document is a data dictionary of WEF demographic codes and descriptions.
    - The WEF MA Online Report Description document describes all the reports, their functionality and output.
    - The MA Online Report and the MA Rebate Report provides information on how to access and run the reports. 

Contact WEF Staff, Marissa Adawag should you need assistance. 

MA Discount on WEF Training Products

WEF now offers Member Associations a special discount on purchase of WEF technical publications and online courses.  The special discounted rates are based on number of items ordered and will range from 25% to 40% off of list price.  The Member Association must pay the shipping charges and purchases are non-refundable.  To order, please contact WEF Customer Service Center at 800.666.0206 or  Let us know how you like this program. 

Member Association Job Openings

Many board members have never had to face the daunting, time-consuming process involved in MA Staff transition. Hiring can represent a fresh opportunity for the board and MA Staff to clarify roles, set expectations, and build the trust and respect that are central to effective nonprofit governance. WEF now offers to MAs the opportunity to post MA Professional Staff position openings on the WEF Job Openings site on at no cost to the MA. The postings are listed strictly as a courtesy to WEF Member Associations for recruitment of their MA professional staff positions. The MA would be required to have a valid link on their website and must advise WEF when the link on should be removed as the position becomes filled. For more information contact    

Advertisements and Other Materials for WEF MAs


Questions or Comments? 

Please contact the following WEF Staff:

Dianne Crilley
Ph: 703-684-2445

Kelsey Hurst
Ph: 703-684-2477

Linda Kelly
Ph: 812-883-0072