Message From the ACE18 LHSC Chair
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Attending an AWWA ACE event can be summarized in one
single word—Opportunity. Over the past twenty years, I
have attended ten ACE events and each time, I have come
away with great professional and personal value that
could have only been gained by the many opportunities presented
to me throughout the event. ACE provides opportunity for value
in many ways. Perhaps the most important opportunity for me
has always been the ability to openly network with a wide range
of water professional peers from all Sections across AWWA. Over
the years, my ACE attendance has helped me to gain an incredible
professional network of contacts with those serving the water industry
in the same area of expertise and line of service that I work
within in my career.
Attending ACE technical sessions also provides outstanding
opportunities to learn about the latest successes in operational
water utility strategies directly from the most highly esteemed water
professionals in the industry. Attending ACE puts you on the
front of the curve to best understand the water industry today.
Additionally, the value presented by the opportunity to visit the exhibit
hall during ACE cannot be overstated. The size of the hall and
the wide range of water industry vendor solutions presented must
be experienced to be understood. In addition to the hundreds of exhibitors
presenting tried and true service solutions to our industry,
AWWA is now expanding its Innovation Pavilion in the exhibit hall.
This special area of the hall will allow attendees to be introduced
to today’s newest and most exciting solutions aimed at increasing
operational efficiency and successes within the water industry.
And so, in answering their question of value in attending ACE, I
concluded with the statement that throughout my career, I have
always strived to recognize and leverage the most valuable opportunities
presented to me. For me, ACE has clearly proved to be
one of these opportunities. Attending ACE is one of the greatest
benefits to be gained through your membership in AWWA.
ACE18 Local Host Steering Committee Chair