JOHNNY LUNSFORD | CHAIR | ROGERS WATER UTILITIES
The awards committee is responsible for recognizing AWEA members and member organizations who excel in the water industry. Awardees are recognized annually at the AWW&WEA conference. The full list of award categories can be found on here.
If you have any questions about AWEA's award committee, please contact our Awards Committee Chair, Johnny Lunsford.
COLLECTION SYSTEM COMMITTEE
VACANT | CHAIR
The collection system committee is responsible for helping select speakers for the AWW&WEA conference, as well as the AWEA specialty conference. The committee seeks out content relevant to collections system operators and encourages speakers to submit abstracts for each conference.
If you have any questions about AWEA's award program, please contact our Collection System Committee Chair.
TONYA WALLACE | CHAIR
The conference committee is responsible for the planning and execution of the AWEA specialty conference held each fall.
If you have any questions about AWEA's Conference Committee, please contact our Committee Chair, Jerry Martin.
STEPHEN EOFF | CHAIR | JACK TYLER ENGINEERING
The digester committee is responsible for the creation and publication of AWEA’s magazine, The Digester. Responsibilities include sourcing articles from WEF, AWEA membership, and other organizations with a focus on water. AWEA is always looking for content related to any part of the water and water reclamation industry in Arkansas.
Please send industry news or questions regarding The Digester to Stephen Eoff, our current digester chair.
EDUCATION & PUBLIC OUTREACH COMMITTEE
VICKI STANLEY | CHAIR | INSTRUMENT & SUPPLY, INC.
The purpose of the Education and Public Outreach Committee is to sponsor, advise and act as a resource to a statewide system of continuing education opportunities for the wastewater industry, in the State of Arkansas and to perform public outreach in the form of public speaking, leadership in children's, youth and adult environmental education and activities.
If you have any suggestions for the Education & Public Outreach Committee or if you are interested in joining the Committee, please contact Vicki Stanley.
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
This committee needs a chair! If you have a passion for water please contact the AWEA President to volunteer to chair the committee.
An important mission of the AWEA Government Affairs Committee is to keep you informed of legislation and regulations that may affect your facility. This Committee shall act in a liaison capacity between the Association and other public or quasi-public bodies whose objectives are similar, or who have an effect or bearing on the operations and activities of our membership.
The history committee helps document and archive all AWEA activities such as conferences, 5S events, YP socials, etc. This committee needs a chair!
If you have a passion for water please contact the AWEA President to volunteer to chair the committee.
LAB / PRE-TREATMENT COMMITTEE
JORNETTA SHAW | CHAIR | PINE BLUFF WASTEWATER UTILITY
The Lab / Pretreatment committee is responsible for helping select speakers for the AWW&WEA conference as well as the AWEA specialty conference. The committee seeks out content relevant lab analysts and pretreatment specialists and encourages speakers to submit abstracts for each conference.
If you have any questions about AWEA's Lab/Pre-Treatment Committee, please contact our Committee Chair, Jornetta Shaw.
NEWTON WHITE | CHAIR | INSTRUMENT & SUPPLY, INC.
The purpose of the membership committee is to promote active and continued membership in the Arkansas Water Environment Association (AWEA). The committee acts as a liaison between Association members and the parent organization, The Water Environment Federation (WEF). The AWEA membership committee develops programs to increase association membership and help the current members understand the benefits that are available to them through AWEA and WEF.
If you have any questions about Membership Committee, please contact the Membership Committee Chair, Newton White.
KEITH CARPENTER | CHAIR
The Safety committee is responsible for helping select speakers for the AWW&WEA conference as well as the AWEA specialty conference. The committee seeks out content relevant to water and occupational safety and encourages speakers to submit abstracts for each conference.
If you have any questions about AWEA's Safety Committee, please contact our Committee Chairman, Keith Carpenter.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS COMMITTEE
VANESSA LeBOW | GARVER USA
The purpose of the Young Professional Committee is to provide members younger than the age of 35 with tools to identify and achieve personal goals and enhance their overall professional experience. Objectives of this committee include educating members on Arkansas’ water environment, strengthening professional partnership, and encouraging professional development. This committee also strives to involve young professionals in community awareness of environmental conservation and preservation.
If you have any questions about AWEA's Young Professionals Committee, please contact our Committee Chairman, Vanessa LeBow.
JOHN KECKLER | CHAIR
The sponsorship committee is charged with raising funds to support the Association through sponsorships. Responsibilities include coordinating with other Association committees and develop sponsorship packages to help ensure the annual AWEA Specialty Conference and the overall Association is adequately supported through sponsorships. The committee also focuses on retention by maintaining contact with previous conference sponsors, developing a survey for post-conference distribution, and summarizing feedback to other Association committees for implementing valued improvements to the conference.
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