Member Association Feature

Pacific Northwest CWA 

The Pacific Northwest CWA is proud to use the "we are wef" slide shown at WEFMAX 2015 in rolling out their 2015 Strategic Plan to showcase where they are going and why.  Their Mission is dedicated to preserving and enhancing water resource in the states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington.   



WEFMAX in Orlando

WEFMAX in Orlando
Walt Disney World® Resort
Disney's BoardWalk Inn 

March 9 - 11, 2016

FL Overview
        (Hosted by the Florida WEA)

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 sucesses.

At this meeting, meet WEF Vice President Jenny Hartfelder, and WEF House of Delegates Speaker-Elect Howard Carter, WEF President Paul Bowen, WEF Board of Trustee Karen Kubick, WEF Eecutive Director Eileen O'Neill and the Florida WEA (FWEA) Board Members: President Raynetta Marshall, Past President Greg Chomic, President-Elect Lisa Prieto, Vice President Tim Harley, Secretary/Treasurer Amber Batson, Executive Director of Operations Kart Vaith, WEF Delegates: Paul Pinault and Ronald Cavalieri.  Please take a moment to get to know your WEF Leadership and the Florida WEA Leadership prior to attending.

Registration is complimentary for all attendees.  The meeting schedule and information on hotel accommodations, airport transfers and points of interest are provided below.

MEETING REGISTRATION OPTIONS: Print out/fax, mail or email Registration Form

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact:
WEF Staff: Dianne Crilley | | 703.684.2445
Florida WEA Host Coorindator:
Lisa Prieto, President-Elect | | 407.359.0772


  Wednesday, March 9 
2:30 - 4:00 pm MA Leader Summit- How to get the Public Sector
 involved in Your Organization
4:00 - 6:15 pm HOD Meeting
6:00 - 8:00 pm Social Event - TBA
  Thursday, March 10 
7:30 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 10:00 am Welcome / WEF Business Update / HOD Update
10:00 - 10:15 am Break
10:15 - 12:00 noon WEF/MA Dialogue Session I:
Public Education 
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:45 pm WEF/MA Dialogue Session II:
Developing YPs
2:45 - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 - 4:00 pm MA Host Session III: Mentoring
4:00 - 4:50 pm Session IV: HOD Workgroup Update
4:50 - 5:00 pm Daily Wrap
6:30 - 8:30 pm Social - Dessert and Fireworks at Epcot
  Friday, March 11 
7:30 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:45 am WEF/MA Dialogue Session IV:
Alternaive Revenue Sources
9:45 - 10:00 am Break
10:00 - 11:30 am WEF/MA Dialogue Session VI:
Good Ideas
11:30 - 11:45 am Call to Action
11:45 - 12:00 pm WEFMAX closing comments / adjourn

**Additional information, including details on social events and meeting program will be sent to each attendee three weeks prior to the meeting.
HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Call the hotel 407.939.4686
FWEA has blocked a limited number of hotel rooms at the Disney BoardWalk Resort with a special rate per night of $180 single/double occupancy plus taxes.  This rate is only available until 5:00 pm local time on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016.  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 "WEFMAX 2016 Event".

Disney BoardWalk Inn
2101 N. Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32830
Reservations: 407.939.4686

2016 BoardwalkAll reservations must be accompanied by a first night room guaranteed with a 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 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 three days before and after the event.  Check-In time is 3:00 pm | Check-Out time is 11:00 am. (You may check into the hotel and start using the amenities as early as 7:00 am; however, your room may not be available until 3:00 pm.

Resort Information


- Complimentary WiFi
- Complimentary Healthclub Admission
- Complimentary phone calls - no charge for local, 800 or 888 calls
- Complimentary Self Parking      

Dinner and drinks at the St. James Hall and Patio at the Disney's BoardWalk Resort 

FL Fireworks

Dessert and fireworks private event at Epcot® 


Orlando International Airport


Disney will provide "Disney's Magical Express" service for your attendees staying overnight at the hotel who are traveling through Orlando International Airport.  This service will consist of complimentary airport shuttle, luggage delivery.

PARKING: Complimentary parking is offered

Disney's BoardWalk Resort is only steps away from Epcot® or a short ferryboat ride to Disney's Hollywood Studios®.  Transportation is also available to all of the Walt Disney World® Resorts.  The hotel is located on the boardwalk which has multiple restaurants and shops including: The Flying Fish Café, Trattoria al Forno, Big River Grille & Brewing Works, ESPN Club, Atlantic Dance Hall, and Jellyrolls.  In addition to all that Walt Disney Resort® has to offer, you will also be within 20 minutes of SeaWorld and Universal Studios.  Popular beaches such as Daytona Beach and Cocoa Beach are 1.5 hours from the hotel.

Temperature ranges from an average high of 78 degrees to a night low of 55 degrees with an average of 3.2 inches of rain for the month of March.

FL Pool   FL BoardwalkInn

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