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NWWC 2016 - You missed another great one! Our second National Water & Wastewater Conference was another great success, if I do say so myself. Those who did attend (over 500), I thank you and I know I can count on you to spread the word about the quality of this professional conference. To say it in one run-on sentence, we broke records for attendance, sold out the exhibitor booths, produced a most-professional, multi-streamed program for utility leaders in a wonderful hotel with great food – and hosted a few great receptions too. We are barley back in the office and getting organized, so we’ll send out a full conference report in another week.

Membership Survey – I thank everyone who responded to our membership survey in October. We are just analyzing the results and will be preparing a full report to share with all of you. But the CWWA Board of Directors did receive your priority rankings and this led us into some great discussion on our priorities as your association. I took a quick peek at the satisfaction comments and noted that most are pleased with our communications through this e-Bulletin, our magazine and website. We are reviewing all communications, especially our website, to see how we can make them better.

Advocacy - Not surprisingly, the survey identified that few felt they were aware of our advocacy efforts on behalf of the water and wastewater sector. We are doing a lot, but I have to get better at sharing that with you, so I’ll try to add this section in future e-Bulletins. In October, we distributed a report to all members titled, "Our Impact, Our Opportunity, Our Position" and asked for your input. I then prepared a final submission to the Minister of Infrastructure & Communities. Click here to read the full letter to the Minister and the attachments.

We are awaiting the announcement from the Minister, and from the FCM on how funds for Phase 2 of the Infrastructure Plan will roll out. As soon as we know, we will be sharing that information with you and trying to find ways to share greater details with you.


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