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When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
11:30 am until 1:00 pm
Where: Henry County Water Authority Tuassahaw Water Treatment Facility
190 Preservation Dr
Jackson, Georgia  30233
United States
Contact: Cornell Sims

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If you gps the address it may show as Preservation Avenue instead of drive, both are correct. Ring bell at the gate to enter. Once inside the building, come upstairs or take the elevator and sign in. If you get lost, please call the receptionist at 678-583-3902 . Conference Call Info: Dial 866-410-7511 Code 390 654 9360#


Diversity Committee Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Henry Co. Water Authority/ Tussahaw Water Treatment Facility


1.      Welcome

2.      Approval of minutes from 8.29.17 Meeting

3.      2017 Fall Conference – Session 14: Tuesday, November 14th 3:30PM to 5:00PM at Athens Classic Center, Athens, GA

a.       Speaker: Hollis Terry, Athens-Clarke Co. – Making Diversity Work for You

b.       Speaker: Alaine Mort, Clayton Co. Water Authority, Ouch!: That Stereotype Hurts/ Strategies for Success

c.       Panel Discussion – Proven and Attainable Hiring Practices in the Georgia Water Industry –   Host: Donnell Duncan

                                     Panelists: Hollis Terry, Georginna Lockett-Wright, Alaine Mort   

4.     GAWP Committee Chair Workshop – Susana Lanier

5.     Discussion of special guest (Nancy J. Lewis) from 8/29/17 meeting

6.     Diversity Committee Contact List   

7.     Sub-Committee/ Special Project Reports:

Committee Publication Sub-Committee Chair – Andrew Toth

·        Current and future publication updates

Membership Sub-Committee Chair – Bridgett Graham  

·        New Banner

·        Recruitment initiatives GAWP Mem. Comm. meeting 10/4

Committee Secretary and Community Outreach Sub-Committee Chair - Dwayne Tillman

Initial ideas for sub-committee:

A.      Develop an outreach program to target those who are underrepresented in the water industry who are not currently active in GAWP.  

B.      Partner with other groups that provide workshops and offer points to water professionals while promoting diversity. 

C.      Educate/motivate lower level professionals and provide them with opportunities to move up the career ladder.

D.      Middle School Mentorship Program

Program Sub-Committee Chair – Eboni Green

·        Program committee meeting 9/19

Nominations Sub-Committee Chair – Melanie Head

·        Nominations calendar

·        GAWP/GAWWA Champion of Diversity Award

        Socials Sub-Committee Chair – Shayla Nealy

8.      Selection of Next Meeting Date  

9.      Plant Tour: Tussahaw Water Treatment Facility