WEFMAX means WEF Member Association (MA) Exchange. This programs mission is to offer a forum to share successes and lessons learned to strengthen MAs and WEF.

Recordings, and presentations provided below.


Virtual 2021 WEFMAX #1

WEFMAX Hosted by the WEA of Utah
April 8, 2021 | 2:00 – 4:30 pm ET | Social event 4:30 – 5:00 pm ET
MA Presentations: WEA of Utah, Operator Training Initiatives, Allison Wood, CAE, Michigan WEA  Central States| Notes | Recording 

Host Topic:
Treasurer Island: Financial Stability and Protecting MAs during COVID-19 and Other Unforeseen Events

1) Making the Most of Your Virtual Conference 
2) Operator Training Initiatives

Join WEAU for some networking and engaging fun!

Host Coordinator: Clint Rogers
WEF Staff: Dianne Crilley [email protected]


Virtual 2021 WEFMAX #2

WEFMAX Hosted by the Pennsylvania WEA
April 22, 2021 | 2:00 – 4:30 pm ET | Social event 4:30 – 5:00 pm ET
MA Presentations: | Notes | Recording (Presentations & Notes Coming Soon!)



Virtual 2021 WEFMAX #3

WEFMAX Hosted by the Pacific Northwest CWA
May 6, 2021 | 2:00 – 4:30 pm ET | Social event 4:30 – 5:00 pm ET
North Carolina WEA Presentation: NC WEA WEFMAX 2021 
Rocky Mountain WEA (CO, NM & WY) Presentations: 
RMWEA Course List
Leadville 2015 Schedule
Leadville 2017 Initial Schedule
Leadville 2018 Final Schedule
Recording (Coming Soon!)

Host Topic: Summit Series

WEFMAX Topics:
1) Operator Training Initiatives
2) Recruiting and Maintaining Members

Virtual 2021 WEFMAX #4

WEFMAX Hosted by the Atlantic Canada WWA
May 27, 2021 | 2:00 – 4:30 pm ET | Social event 4:30 – 5:00 pm ET
MA Presentations: | Notes | Recording (Coming Soon!)


Host Topic: IDE Survey Results

WEFMAX Topics:
1) Making the Most of your Virtual Conference
2) MA Engagement with Academic Institutions

Join ACWWA for some networking and engaging fun!

Host Coordinator: Dave Galbraith
WEF Staff: Dianne Crilley [email protected]

Virtual WEFMAX YP Summit

WEFMAX 2021 YP Summit
Hosted by the Pacific Northwest CWA, Atlantic Canada WWA and Pennsylvania WEA Young Professionals

April 21, 2021 | 2:00 - 4:00 pm ET


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Meet the Team!

Mike Milius, HOD WEFMAX Committee Chair

Stefanie Farrell, HOD WEFMAX Committee Vice Chair

Dianne Crilley, WEF Staff 

Megan Livak, WEF Staff

WEFMAX Library


May 21, 2020 - Notes | Recording
May 28, 2020 - Notes | Recording
June 3, 2020 -  Notes | Recording

WEF Message - Presentation
Jamie Eichenberger, WEF Vice President

Making Decisions in a Pandemic
Clean Water Professionals of KT- Paul Maron | Presentation
WEA of South Carolina - Bill Davis | Presentation

Diversity & Inclusion
Pacific Northwest CWA  - Rob Lee | Presentation
Central States WEA - Joe Lapastora | Presentation
Florida WEA – Tim Ware | Presentation

New England WEA – Sue Guswa & Mary Barry | Presentation
Virginia WEA - Shawn Heselton | Presentation

MA Sharing of Resources
Indiana WEA - Kylee Daily | Presentation
California WEA - Jenn Jones | Presentation
Chesapeake WEA – Tim Wolfe / & Laura Jo Oakes | Presentation



WEFMAX Host Resource Center

WEFMAX = WEF Member Association (MA) Exchange
WEFMAX is a budgeted annual program offering Member Association leaders an opportunity to attend one of four meetings each year that provides a forum to learn what is new from WEF and provides sessions for ongoing exchange of MA information.  Member Associations volunteer to jointly sponsor with WEF to host a WEFMAX meeting.

Selecting WEFMAX Hosts
All you need to do is let WEF know your MA is interested in hosting a specific year. Contact WEF Staff Dianne Crilley.  WEF schedules 5 years out.  WEF is currently looking for host through 2022.

WEFMAX Historial Host List
This document shows the historial information i.e. host year/location/# of attendees for past WEFMAX's

Host Schedule - as of  January 10, 2021
2021: Atlantic Canada, Pacific Northwest, Utah, Pennsylvania
2022: Hawaii, North Dakota, Rocky Mountain, South Carolina
2023: Atlantic Canada, Florida, Missouri, New England
2024: Nebraska, Montana, New York/New Jersey, Virginia
2025: California, Kansas, Michigan, Reseau Environnement
2026: Pennsylvania
2027: Ontario

WEFMAX Webinar
This webinar is for MA Hosts, Moderators, Presenters, and Helpers (i.e. scribes, time keepers, and mic helpers), and focuses on helpful tips to provide a better understanding of the various roles in achieving stimulating conversations from the audience throughout WEFMAX.  To view a recording of the webinar, click here.

Host Agreement / Roles / Planning Guide
WEFMAX Responsibilities and Budget Agreement (WEF role & MA Host role)
Host Meeting Role (during the WEFMAX Meeting)
Steps to Planning WEFMAX
Host Planning Timeline
Event Check List
Example Welcome Messages

Questions Often Asked
Tips & Pitfalls to Avoid

Support Helper Guideline Roles 
WEFMAX Host (Host to introduce each Session Moderator)
Microphone Helper | Scribe | Timekeeper  (Host to assign from the Host leadership)
Summarizer (WEFMAX Committee Chair to assign a WEF Delegate)
Moderator (Host to assign a Moderator for the Host Session) 
(WEF to assign from the WEF Board and HOD Leadership...Moderators for all sessions but the Host Session)

Contact WEF Staff Dianne Crilley 703.684.2445