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The New England Water Environment Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Barry as the Association's new Executive Director. Ms. Barry has extensive experience in the environmental engineering industry as Strategic Market Programs Director at major engineering companies in the New England area.  Please welcome Mary Barry  

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

   

    

 

WEFMAX in Virginia Beach

Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
April 15 - 17, 2015 | Promo



WEFMAX is unlike any other meeting providing the members of the House of Delegates, MA Leaders, and WEF Staff an opportunity to meet, discuss challenges, and share successes.

At this meeting, meet WEF Vice President Rick Warner, WEF House of Delegates Speaker Duyen Tran, WEF Senior Director of Association Engagement Linda Kelly, and the Virginia WEA (VWEA) Board Members: President Marty Malone, President-Elect John McGettigan, Vice President Eddie Abisabb, Secretary Greg Everhart, Association Manager Kathy Rabalais, WEF Delegates Jeanie Grandstaff and Joseph Landrum.  Please take a moment to get to know your WEF Leadership and the Virginia WEA Leadership prior to the meeting. 

MEETING REGISTRATION OPTIONS:
Print Out: /Fax/Email/Mail Registration

Should you have questions or comments, please contact:
WEF Staff: Dianne Crilley | dcrilley@wef.org | 703/684.2445
Virginia WEA Host Coordinator:
Kathy Rabalais, Association Coordinator | admin@vwea.org | 803.332.5286

MEETING SCHEDULE:
 

Wednesday, April 15              
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Operator Training Session
2:30 - 4:00 PM MA Leaders Summit - Host Topic will be on Collaboration - Working Successfully with other Associations
4:00 - 6:00 PM HOD Meeting
6:00 - 7:00 PM Meet & Greet - Hilton Garden Inn              
Thursday, April 16  WEFMAX Day 1 
7:30 - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 10:00 AM Welcome/WEF Business Update
10:00 - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 - 12:00 Noon WEF / MA Dialog Session I
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 2:45 PM WEF / MA Dialog Session II
2:45 - 3:00 PM Break
3:00 - 4:45 PM MA Host Session III - Public Outreach
4:45 - 5:00 PM Daily Wrap
6:00 - 9:00 PM Social Event - Virginia Aquarium
Friday, April 17   WEFMAX Day 2 
7:30 - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 -9:45 AM WEF / MA Dialog Session IV
9:45 - 10:00 AM Break
10:00 - 11:45 AM WEF / MA Dialog Session V
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM WEFMAX Closing Comments


*Additional information, including details on social events and meeting program will be sent to each attendee three weeks prior to the meeting.  The Operator Training Session is held in conjunction with WEFMAX.  To participate, contact WEF Staff Christine Radke cradke@wef.org.


GUESTROOM RESERVATIONS:
Online Reservations:
Reservations may be made online at the hotel's website www.hiltongardeninnvb.com
Once at this site, the guest will click "Check Availability" and be taken to the Dates & Preferences page.  The Group Code WEF must be entered in the "Group/Convention Code" field listed under SPECIAL ACCOUNTS to access the contracted guestroom rates.

Call the hotel 1.800.HILTONS (local 757.305.9000)
VWEA has blocked a limited number of hotel rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel with a special rate per night of $139 single/double occupancy plus city, state, and hotel tax currently at 14% plus $1.00 per room per night occupancy tax.  This rate is only available until 5:00 pm local time on Monday, March 16, 2015.  Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations by contacting the hotel directly.  When making a reservation, please advise the hotel you are booking under the "WEF" group


                                                                                                                                                                                                              
HOTEL CONTACT INFORMATION:                                                                                                                                            
Hilton Garden Inn - Virginia Beach Oceanfront                        
3315 Atlantic Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Reservations: 757.305.9000

All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with Virginia Beach Hilton Inna major credit card.  In order to avoid a cancellation fee of 1 night room and tax for an individual reservation, the hotel must receive notification of cancellation no later than 5 pm, five days before arrival date of the reservation.  Credit identification will be required from each individual at check-in, in order that these charges may be billed to the individual's account.  Based on availability, the hotel will offer room rates two days before and after the event.  Rooms vacated prior to reservation check-out will result in early departure fee of one night's room and tax at check-out.
Check-In time is 3:00 pm | Check-Out time is 12:00 Noon.

HOTEL AMENITIES:
- Complimentary Wireless High Speed Internet 
- Rooms have a microwave, Keurig Coffee Maker, mini-fridge
- Access to fitness center and pool

WEDNESDAY HOST SOCIAL:  To be held on Wednesday, April 15 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Lager Heads.  There will be a cash bar and appetizers will be provided. 

THURSDAY WEFMAX SOCIAL:  To be held on Thursday, April 16 at the Virginia Aquarium with dinner and music.

AIRPORT OPTIONS:
- Norfolk International Airport - 15 minutes away
- Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport - 45 minutes away

SHUTTLE/TAXI OPTIONS:
Catch a taxi from the airport

PARKING:
Self-parking for overnight guests is complimentary.  Valet parking for overnight guests is available at the rates of $16 per car.  Parking for individuals attending a meeting, or function is available at the prevailing rates established by the city of Virginia Beach.  These rates are subject to change without prior notification.

SHIPPING MATERIALS TO THE HOTEL:
The hotel requires that arrangements for de3livery of packages be made through the Hotel's Sales & Catering Office.  All materials being sent to the hotel must include the following information:

- Hold for Arrival - Attn: (Guest Name)
- Complete return address
- Number of packages (Ex: 1 of 3)
- Date of the function
- Address package to hotel as follows: Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 3315 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, 23451

LOCAL ATTRACTION:
The Hotel is near the exclusive north end of the Virginia Boardwalk strip offering retail, dining, parks, and live music.  The Boardwalk runs for 3 miles where you can swim, surf, jet ski, and rent bikes.  Other points of interest are:
- Neptune's Park - located 2 blocks away
- 31 Ocean - Boardwalks best shopping area
- Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center - The center includes 800,000 gallons of exhibits


WEATHER:
Temperature ranges from an average high of 66 degrees to a night low of 46 degrees with an average of 1.4 inches of rain for the month of April.

Visit the Virginia WEA's website: http://www.vwea.org