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.

WEFMAX 2020


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

REGISTRATION: Zoom 

Please register early.  The WEA of Utah will be mailing a package out to registrants.  WEF will be contacting the registrant to provide their preferred mailing address.  WEAU leadership will need to mail each package out to arrive in time for the April 8th WEFMAX.

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

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

SOCIAL:
Join WEAU for some networking and engaging fun!

QUESTIONS:
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

REGISTRATION: Zoom  
Please register early.  The Pennsylvania WEA will be mailing a package out to registrants.  WEF will be contacting the registrant to provide their preferred mailing address.  PWEA leadership will need to mail each package out to arrive in time for the April 22nd WEFMAX in order for registrants to participate in a fun social event.

WEFMAX PROGRAM
Host Topic: PWEA’s Hybrid Operator Training – How WEF’s Grant Helped Fund a New Initiative

WEFMAX Topics:
1) MA Engagement with Academic Institutions
2) Recruiting and Maintaining Members

SOCIAL
Join PWEA for some networking and engaging fun!

QUESTIONS:
Host Coordinator: Jim Degnan
WEF Staff: Dianne Crilley [email protected]

 

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

REGISTRATION: Zoom 

WEFMAX PROGRAM
Host Topic: Summit Series

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

SOCIAL 
Join PNCWA for some networking and engaging fun!

QUESTIONS:
Host Coordinator: Steve Drangsholt
WEF Staff: Dianne Crilley [email protected]




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

REGISTRATION: Zoom 

WEFMAX PROGRAM
Host Topic: IDE Survey Results

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

SOCIAL:
Join ACWWA for some networking and engaging fun!

QUESTIONS:
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

REGISRATION: Zoom

Stay tuned for more details.

WEFMAX TEAM

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

WEFMAX 2020 WRAP-UP NOTES, TOPICS and PRESENTATIONS

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

Engagement
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

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WEFMAX 2019 Wrap-Up Notes
Vancouver | Scottsdale | Orange Beach | Nashville

HOST SESSION
British Columbia WWA -
Evolution of BCWWA Governance and Business Model
Presenters: Carlie Hucul, Chris Johnston, and Kevin  Ramsay

AZ WEA - What AZ Water does well
Presenter: Kevin Conway

Alabama's WEA - Operator Outreach
Presenter: Brian Shannon


ENGAGEMENT SESSION
Ohio WEA - Lights, Camera, Action: Engaging Your Membership with Video
Presenters: Dawn Kennedy (BC); Kim Riddell-Ferry (AZ); Fred Smith (AL); Mike Welke (KT)

Ohio provided the following video links...
Operations Challenge | One Water | Cisco Report
Examples of A longer video can be multi purposed by breaking it up can be found on Twitter.com/Ohio_WEA

WEA of Ontario - Cheers to Volunteers: Engagement & Appreciation
Presenters: Heather Tyrrell and Nancy Alfonso (BC)

Rocky Mountain WEA - Rocky Mountain Water Young Professionals
Presenters:  Will Raatz (BC); Jamie Langer (AZ); Stacey Walker (AL)


WORKFORCE SESSION
British Columbia WWA
- Initiatives to Sypport our Workforce & Membership
Presenter: Carlie Hucul (BC)

Pacific Northwest CWA -  Women in Water
Presenters: Haley Falconer (BC); Lara Kammereck (AZ); Kevin Dour (AL)

Central States WEA - Global Water Stewarddship
Presenter: Mohammed Haque (AZ)
Youtube Video

Kentucky-Tennessee WEA - It is time to Recuit a Younger Generation
Presenter: Joe Pavoni & Valerie Lucas

New England WEA - Building a Pipeline to the Future: Membership
Presenters: Mary Barry, Mike Formica & Susan Guswa (AL)

New York WEA - Workforce Challenges
Presenters:Patricia Cerro-Rehill, Bob Withers & Mark Koester

Motivating & Inspiring Future Water Professionals
Presenter: Anni Frid-Santos
Suggested video by Daniel Pink https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc

MEMBERSHIP SESSION

Nevada WEA -
Presenter: Nikita Lingenfelter (BC)

New England WEA - Building a Pipeline to the Future: Membership
Presenter: Fred McNeill (AZ)

WEF PRESENTATIONS
What's New at WEF - Lynn Broaddus, WEF Vice President

What's New in the House of Delegates
Keith Hobson, HOD Speaker & Dean Miller, HOD Speaker - Elect

Membership Diversity & Structure Initiative Workgroup
Presenters: Raynetta Marshall (AL); Keith Hobson (KT)

What's New in Operator Training
Presenters: WEF Staff Steve Harrison (BC & KT); WEF Staff Dianne Crilley (AL); Kim Riddell (AZ)

Workforce - Diversity & Inclusion
Presenter: WEF Staff Dianne Crilley

Membership - Moving Past Attraction to Engagement
Presenters: Alison Heron (BC); Dianne Crilley (AZ, AL KT)

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WEFMAX 2018 WRAP-UP NOTES, TOPICS and PRESENTATIONS...


Wrap-Up Notes
Indianapolis | Little Rock | Girdwood | Wrightsville Beach

MEMBERSHIP SESSION


New York WEA: Presenter: Mark Koester (IN)| Presentation

New Jersey WEA:
Presenters: Robert DeBlock & Lisa Oberreiter | Presentation

Ohio WEA:
Presenter: Dawn Kennedy (IN) | Presentation
Presenters: Jane Winkler and Mike Welke (LR) | Presentation

WEA of Utah: Presenters: Clint Rogers & Lonn Rasmussen (AK) Presentation

Western Canada WEA: Presenters: Natalie Wilson & Timo Jansen (AK) Presentation

WEFTEC Pilot Joint Recruitment Campaign
Presenters: Aimee Killeen (IN) (AK); Keith Hobson (LR) (NC) | Presentation


ENGAGEMENT SESSION

New England WEA: Presenters: James Barsanti (IN); Matt Formica (LR); Ray Vermette (AK); Fred McNeill (NC) | Presentation

Pacific Northwest CWA:
Presenters: David Keil (IN); Steven Drangsholt & Ellie Key (LR) | Presentation

Georgia AWP: Presenter: Pam Burnett (AK) | Presentation

Ohio WEA:
Presenters: Ted Baker (AK); Fred Smith (NC) | Presentation


HOST SESSION
Indiana WEA -
Annual Conference Planning
Presenters: Julia Whitson and Gary Ruston | Presentation

Arkansas WEA - Benefits that Make us Relevant
Presenter: Alicia Patton | Presentation

Alaska WWMA - Reaching out to Rural Members
Presenter: Jennifer Warren | Presentation

North Carolina AWWA-WEA - Reinventing Your Image Without Reinventing the Wheel | Jennifer Picarella | Presentation

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SESSION
Rocky Mountain WEA: Presenters: Julie Smith (In); Jeff Berlin (LR); Will Raatz (AK); Stacey Walker (NC) | Presentation

AZ WEA: Presenter: Bob Hollander (IN) | Presentation

Chesapeake WEA: Presenters: Tim Wolfe, Jennifer Kaberline & Aaron Huges (LR); John Fletcher (NC) | Presentation

WEA of Texas: Presenters: Julie Nahrgang, Melissa Sansing, & Jess Braun (AK) | Presentation



WEF PRESENTATIONS

WEF Business - Opening Presentation| Jackie Jarrell | Presentation

WEF's Public Awareness Plan | Rahkia Nance (IN); Travis Loop (LR) (NC); Lori Harrison (AK) | Presentation

Operator Workforce Strategies:
ABC Presentation for Baywork | Ingrid Bella (IN) (LR) and Catherine Curtis (AK) (NC) | Presentation

WEF's Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals | Sidney Innerebner (IN) (LR) (AK); Steve Harrison (NC) | Presentation

HOD Operator Initiatives -Aimee Killeen (IN) (AK); Keith Hobson (LR) (NC) 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




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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
Q&A

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)

Questions:
Contact WEF Staff Dianne Crilley 703.684.2445