WEFLEADER - your monthly resource for WEF news...
Current Issue: December 2013
Registration is now open! WEFMAX 2014 offers an opportunity for WEF volunteers to hold discussions on matters of importance to WEF, the water environment profession, and to our communities. WEF Vice President Paul Bowen, and WEF House of Delegates Speaker (Janet Hurley Cann) or Speaker-Elect (Duyen Tran) will attend and participate in each meeting.
WEA of Ontario Announces New Executive Director
WEAO is pleased to announce the appointment of Lyle Shipley as the Association's new Executive Director. Lyle was the Executive Director of Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council, where he was instrumental in growing the organization from a small voluntary organization to a member-driven regional organization with diversified programs and revenue sources. His work in the private sector as the Principal of a business strategy and sustainability consulting firm adds another layer to his extensive experience in acquiring and engaging members an volunteers to aclhieve success within the non-profit associaiton sector. Lyle is a graduate of the University of Toronto and has an MBA from Ryerson University. Join WEF in welcoming Lyle Shipley.
WEF Nominating Committee Seeks Nominations
Join WEF leadership in advancing our mission and vision by nominating WEF members who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the water environment profession, for WEF leadership position. Nominations for WEF Vice President, WEF Board of Trustees (2 positions), and WEF House of Delegates - Delegate-at-Large (4 positions) must be submitted to WEF Staff Sandi Grooms by March 1, 2014. Read more...
Requests to Reprint/Repost WEF Materials
Did you know WEF has a procedure in place to assist in streamlining reprint/repost requests. Those who would like to use WEF materials should send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will receive an auto-reply that gives further instructions. It is important that all requests go through this system so that WEF Staff can efficiently track requests, and to also make sure we are not granting reprint permission for something WEF does not own.
WEF Videos from Past WEFTEC Opening General Sessions
Recently WEF mailed out a CD to WEF Delegates and to Member Association (MA) Contacts. The CD offers videos for your MA's use. It showcases the WEFTEC Opening General session from 2013 and 2012 and WEF WATER'S WORTH IT PSA. You are welcome to view the WEFTEC 2013 Opening Session video on the WEFTEC.org home page.
Introduction Webinar to the Water Advocates Program
Do you sometimes feel that politicians and the media don't understand and fully appreciate how wastewater or stormwater works? Do you feel that elected officials could do more to support increased investment in water infrastructure? Are you disappointed that politicians and the media aren't discussing important water related issues more? WEF offers the Water Advocates Program as a training and engagement program to promote grassroots advocacy before elected officials and the public with the goal of creating a network of trained water advocates in every state. A webinar is being offered at no charge on January 14, 2014 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm EST to explain the importance of grassroots advocacy, how easy the program will make it for you to contact your elected officials, and ways you can get started today to increase understanding and support by elected officials and the public. Registration is now open.
Water Environment Federation Fellows Program
The Water Environment Federation is now accepting applications for the 2014 WEF Fellows' candidates. The WEF Fellows Program recognizes the professional achievements and impact members have made in the practice areas served by WEF. Contact WEF Staff
The Utility Management Conference™
Join key water and wastewater managers and professionals at The Utility Management Conference and learn the latest approaches, practices, and techniques in the field. The conference will be held February 25 - 28 in Savannah, GA. Register by January 24 and save!
2014 YP Summit
The 10th annual YP Summit will be held on February 25th at the Hyatt Regency Savannah, GA in conjunction with The Utility Management Conference. Over 90+ YPs from across North America attend this annual event. This year's YP Summit theme is on YP Project Leadership - embracing the inevitable combination from being a task-oriented employee to a role of leaderhship and management in whatever field they are in. Great topics such as focus on client relationships (internal and external), how one can manage themselves, and discussions on emotional intelligence and mentorship are just a few of the topics that will be discussed over the course of the day! Registration is now opoen. Click here for program details.
Have news to share? WEFLeader offers a vechicle for MA's to share programs, and exciting news with each other. Let us know what is happening in your world! Contact WEF Staff Dianne Crilley.