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AZ Water Association  

The AZ Water Association is proud to announce the selection of their new Executive Director, David Iwanski.  He has over 30 years of background and experience addressing issues related to water, energy, environmental regulatory compliance, agribusiness, and business development at the federal, state, and local levels. 



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WEF's New Association Engagement Team Liaisons to MAs

The new Association Engagement Team has been very busy developing new goals for enhancing partnerships with our MAs and supporting their needs.  WEF is pleased to announce a dedicated staff contact person has been assigned to each Member Association.  The person will be the go-to-liaison for any MA needs or ideas. Please do not hesitate to call your liaison if you have questions.  The liaison will also look to schedule routine calls over the next few weeks to keep the communication flowing.  Click here to access the list of MAs and their assigned WEF Staff Liaison.    

The WEF Student Paper Competition

From time to time, WEF programs and projects are evaluated in order to determine which are meeting the fundamental goals of the organization.  WEF Staff and the WEF Students & Young Professionals Committee stakeholders recently met to discuss and evaluate the WEF Student Paper Competition against the S&YP goals and other successful YP programs to determine its destiny.  The Student Paper Competition has been difficult to grow and implement over the past 20 years.  We have gone through three different approaches which failed to generate more number and higher quality papers.  Both the WEF S&YPC and WEF Staff have come to a decision and are in agreement to sunset the WEF Student Paper Competition and put volunteer engagement and staff time into the WEF Student Design Competition so it continues to grow and prosper. WEF certainly appreciates the past support by MAs to this program.  Although WEF will no longer host a student paper competition, the Member Associations can continue to do so at the MA level. 


April 15 - 17: Host: Virginia WEA in Virginia Beach
April 29 - May 1:  Host: Missouri WEA in Kansas City, MO
May 13 - 15 - Host: Pacific Northwest CWA in Coeur d'Alene, ID
May 27 - 29 - Host: Reseau Environnement in Quebec City, Canada

Questions, contact WEF Staff Dianne Crilley.

Online Reports

MAs have 24/7 access to pulling their membership information through online reports.  Three documents have been prepared to assist MAs in using the online report systems.
    - The WEF Demographics document is a data dictionary of WEF demographic codes and descriptions.
    - The WEF MA Online Report Description document describes all the reports, their functionality and output.
    - The MA Online Report and the MA Rebate Report provides information on how to access and run the reports. 

Contact WEF Staff, Marissa Adawag should you need assistance. 

MA Discount on WEF Training Products

WEF now offers Member Associations a special discount on purchase of WEF technical publications and online courses.  The special discounted rates are based on number of items ordered and will range from 25% to 40% off of list price.  The Member Association must pay the shipping charges and purchases are non-refundable.  To order, please contact WEF Customer Service Center at 800.666.0206 or  Let us know how you like this program. 

Member Association Job Openings

Many board members have never had to face the daunting, time-consuming process involved in MA Staff transition. Hiring can represent a fresh opportunity for the board and MA Staff to clarify roles, set expectations, and build the trust and respect that are central to effective nonprofit governance. WEF now offers to MAs the opportunity to post MA Professional Staff position openings on the WEF Job Openings site on at no cost to the MA. The postings are listed strictly as a courtesy to WEF Member Associations for recruitment of their MA professional staff positions. The MA would be required to have a valid link on their website and must advise WEF when the link on should be removed as the position becomes filled. For more information contact  


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Questions or Comments? 

Please contact the following WEF Staff:

Dianne Crilley
Ph: 703-684-2445

Kelsey Hurst
Ph: 703-684-2477

Bri Berkley
Ph: 703.684.2400 Ext 7220

Linda Kelly
Ph: 812-883-0072