Member Association Feature

 WEA of Ontario

The Water Environment Association of Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Lyle Shipley as the Association's new Executive Director.  Lyle's work in the private sector as the Principal of a business strategy and sustainability consulting firm adds another layer to his extensive experience in acquiring and engaging members and volunteers to achieve success within the non-profit association sector.  Lyle is a graduate of the University of Toronto and has an MBA from Ryerson University.   










WEFMAX in Whitefish

Grouse Mountain Lodge
Whitefish, Montana
April 16 - 18, 2014


(Hosted by the Montana 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 successes.

At this meeting, meet WEF Vice President Paul Bowen, WEF House of Delegates Speaker-Elect Duyen Tran, WEF Director of Membership & Customer Relations Wade Riess, and the Montana WEA (MWEA) Board Members: President Dan Harmon, President-Elect Michele Marsh, Vice President Amy Deitchler, Secretary/Treasurer Dana Audet, WEF Delegate Coralynn Revis, and Past WEF Delegate Michael Jacobson.  Please also take a moment to get to know your WEF 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.

Promotion Presentation - by Montana WEA

Print/Fax/Email Registration Form

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact:
WEF Staff:  Dianne Crilley | | 703.684.2445
Montana WEA Host Coordinators:
Coralynn Revis | 
Michael Jacobson |


Wed. April 16   
3:00 - 5:00 pm MA Leaders Summit
4:00 - 6:00 pm HOD Meeting
6:30 - 8:00 pm Welcome Reception
 Thur. April 17  WEFMAX Day 1 
7:30 - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:15 am Welcome/WEF Business Update
9:15 - 9:30 am HOD Update
9:30 - 10:00 am HOD Non Dispersibles Workgroup
10:00 - 10:15 am Break
10:15 - 12:00 pm WEF/MA Dialogue Session I
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:40 pm WEF / MA Dialogue Session II
2:40 - 2:55 pm Break
2:55 - 4:40 pm MA Host Session III
4:40 - 4:50 pm  HOD MA Financial Sustainability Workgroup
4:50 - 5:00 pm Wrap
6:15 - 8:30 pm WEFMAX Social Event
Fri. April 18  WEFMAX Day 2 
7:30 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:45 am WEF/MA Dialog IV
9:45 - 10:00 am Break
10:00 - 10:20 am HOD Strategic Planning Workgroup
10:20 - 10:40 am HOD MA Leadership Development Workgroup
10:40 - 11:45 am WEF/MA Dialogue Session V
11:45 - 11:50 am Wrap
11:50 - 12:00 pm WFMAX Closing remarks / 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 406.892.2525
MWEA has reserved a limited number of hotel rooms at The Grouse Mountain Lodge with a special room rate per night of $103 single/double or $118 triple occupancy plus tourism, state and resort tax currently at 10 %.  This rate is only available until 5:00 pm local time on Monday, March 17, 2014.  Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations by contacting the hotel directly.  When making a reservation, please advise the hotel you are under the "Water Environment Federation" group.

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Grouse Mountain Lodge
2 Fairway Drive
Whitefish, Montana 59937
t: 406.862.3000 | Reservations: 406.892.2525

A one night room deposit will be charged at time of booking.  Room deposits are fully refunded within 30 days following the date the reservation was made.  Cancellations made within 14 days prior to arrival - a deposit will be refunded less a $15 cancellaton processing fee (or $20 for reservations with activities).  Cancellations made within 14 days prior to arrival or less - then a deposit wil not be refunded.  No-shows on the date of arrival will be chasrged for the entire stay that was booked.  Based on availability, the special room rate will be offered to those staying 3 days prior to and 2 days after the meeting.  Check-in time is 4:00 pm | Check-out time is 12:00 pm.


  • Complimentary Wireless High Speed internet access throughout the property 
  • Complimentary shuttle service to downtown Whitefish 
  • Indoor pool and dry sauna | two outdoor year round hot tubs 
  • Outdoor fire-pit with seating 
  • Recycle bin in hotel rooms 
  • Fitness Center   

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To be held on Wednesday, April 16. Details TBA

To be held on Thursday, April 17.                                            Details TBA


  • Glacier Park International Airport - 5 miles 
  • Missoula International Airport - 131 miles 

Catch a taxi from airport or rent a car

Complimentary parking




Temperature ranges from a high of 54 degrees to a night low of 30 degrees with an average of 1.46 inches of percipitation for the month of April
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