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Program-Standing Committees: CA-NV AWWA’s Backbone Much of the work of CA-NV AWWA is accomplished through our committees. There are nine Program Committees under the supervision of individual Governing Board Directors (See the organizational chart on page 7); nine Standing Committees, represented as non-voting members on the Governing Board; and 27 Divisional Committees under the leadership of six Division Chairs. Once you locate the committee you would like to join or the member you want to contact, refer to the Leadership Directory in the back for contact information. Program Committees* Conference Michael Gualtieri, Co-Director Tammie Myers, Co-Director “The Conference Committee was created to enhance the Section’s conferences and increase attendance at these conferences. Activities include advice about future conference sites, make Conference improvements, assist the Section treasurer in balanced budgets, inspect potential Conference sites, obtain preliminary Conference costs, and address Conference promotional efforts.” Education Vacant, Director The purpose of the committee is to: (a) promote and coordinate education and training activities of the Standing committees, emphasizing drinking water and water for other uses, (b) advise the Technical Program Committee as to educational and training activities that may be of general interest to the Section; (c) develop, maintain and submit to the Section office an up-to-date calendar for publication of education and training activities, thereby providing continuity and avoiding duplication; and (d) provide assistance to standing committees in obtaining instructional material, locations for programs, workshops and seminars. The committee shall include all Division Chairs and report to the Education Director who reports to the Governing Board. members: Destree Bascos, Darcy M. Burke, William J. Cardinal, Heather L. Collins, P.E., Daniel G. Dambach, Michael T. Gravitt, Scott R. Rovanpera Government Affairs Rosalie Thompson, Director To develop programs to initiate, evaluate and respond within the framework of association policy on legislative, regulatory and other matters directly affecting California - Nevada drinking water professionals in order to encourage better water quality and service to the public. The Government Affairs Committee structure includes the following representatives: Government Affairs Committee Chair, CA-NV Executive Director, CA-NV Government Affairs Manager, Past Government Affairs Committee Chair, SDWA Committee Representative, Certification Board Representative, ACWA Representative, each of the Governing Board Section Trustees and/or a Representative from each of the Division, and a maximum of (6) At - Large members, if needed, to ensure coverage of the following areas: Small Systems, Northern California, Southern California, Northern Nevada, Southern Nevada and/or key water players within the industry or government affair representatives from utilities. members: Chet E. Anderson, Janet Bell, Rob Bernheimer, Danielle Blacet, Stefan Cajina, Rick Callender, Adam Carpenter, Heather L. Collins, Jacques A. DeBra, Andrew F. DeGraca, Steve A. Dennis, Edgar G. Dymally, Daria Evans-Walker, William C. Gedney, Beth Gentry, Steven M. Glazer, Phillip W. Holderness, David J. Huey, Gary R. Lynch, Bruce A. Macler, John P. Marchand, Kirk D. Medina, Hoover H. Ng, Michael Nutt, Jim Peifer, Cathy C. Pieroni, Katie Porter, David J. Rexing, John Thiel, Craig M. Thompson, Tim Worley, Ronald E. Zegers, Peter Zhou, Rick Zimmer 12 CA-NV AWWA RESOURCE GUIDE 2016 Technical Program Erin Mackey, Director Tarrah D. Henrie, Assistant Director The purpose of this committee is to prepare and manage all technical programs for Spring Meetings and Fall Conferences. The committee shall have tentative programs established no less than six months, and final programs in place no less than two months prior to each event, in order to assure proper publicity. The committee chair shall send invitations to all speakers. Advance arrangements shall be made with all speakers for audiovisual aids and other equipment needs by the speaker. The committee chair shall send letters of appreciation to speakers immediately following the event at which the presentation is made. The Vice-Chairs of the Divisions and the Conference Director shall serve as committee members. Additional members, as deemed appropriate by the committee Chair, may be added for specific programs. This committee reports to the Governing Board. members: Jack Bebee, William J. Cardinal, Drew McIntyre, Patrick Sweeney Certification Board Debbie Kaye, Director Darrin R. Price, Assistant Director This board is responsible for directing the administration of the California - Nevada Section voluntary certification programs: Water Distribution Operators/Associate, Grades 1-4; Water Treatment Operator/Associate, Grades 1-4; Water Quality Laboratory Analyst, Grades 1-4; Water Use Efficiency Practitioner; Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester; Cross-connection Control Program Specialist Certification. Subject to Governing Board approval, this board adopts rules governing certification programs, administers and monitors the written examination required for the different levels of certification. members: Stacie B. Goodpaster, Ben Bennett, Linda Yegar Backflow Prevention Assemble Tester / Cross-Connection Control Program Specialist Certification Ben C. Bennett, Chair The Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester/Cross- Connection Control Program Specialist Certification Committee shall be responsible for the activities and promotion of the Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification Program and the Cross-Connection Control Program Specialist Certification Program. The Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester/Cross-Connection Control Program Specialist Certification Committee shall be responsible for the preparation of examinations and also for conducting written and performance examinations. The Committee shall review, with the Administrator, changes in the certification program, training requirements, and make recommendations to the Board of Certification for such changes. The Committee shall also be responsible to maintain rules, regulations, procedures and examination enhancements. members: Henry W. Chang, Jeremy Cox, Jeffrey E. Flynt, Kenneth L. Payne, Peter W. Peters, Marty A. Raburn COMMITTEES


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