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When: Monday, October 23, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Where: GAWP HQ - GAWP Room
1655 Enterprise Way
Marietta, Georgia  30067
United States
Contact: Donnell Duncan

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H2Opportunity Meeting Agenda - GAWP HQ

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

1.      Approval of Minutes from 09.29.17

2.      Welcome

3.      Fall Conference Reminder: November 14th to 15th 2017, Athens, GA

         H2Opportunity Track: Tuesday November 14th, 1:00PM to 2:30PM

4.      Reminder of Objectives for 2017/2018

a.      Raise awareness of career opportunities in the water/ wastewater industry.

                            Tag Line - “Where are the H2Opportunities?”

b.      Connect interested and qualified candidates with opportunities.

                            Tag Line – “Here are the H2Opportunities.”

5.      Reports from Project Champions, Dream Teams and Sub-Committee Chairs

a.      Vice-Chair: Helps with everything - Christine Yi

b.      Secretary: Takes notes during meetings and produces minutes. - Christine Rubel

c.      Publication Sub-Committee Chair: Works with Angela Bond (GAWP) to ensure committee meets deadlines for GA Operator articles and provides content for all GAWP electronic communications including job postings. – Lindsey Sargent

d.      Program Sub-Committee Chair: Works with Kathy Nguyen and Program Committee to ensure we have a track in each conference. Attends program committee meetings – Sarah Skinner

e.      Member Sub-Committee Chair: Oversees booth set-up at conferences and works with committee to come up with creative ideas for giveaways and activities for booths – Sarah Skinner

f.       Outreach Sub-Committee Chair: Manage outreach activities, partner programs, career center contacts, maintain the calendar of outreach events, manage volunteers, event contacts and all other associated details. – Lindsey Sargent (co-chair), Christine Rubel (co-chair), Christine Yi and Kim Holland

g.      Internship/ Job Sub-Committee Chair: Formulate and manage a sustainable program which connects interested potential water professionals to opportunities. (Model after Sustainable Connections at Metro Water District) – Lindsey Sargent and Kim Holland

h.      Innovation Task Force: Find out what’s next in the industry. Research and vet new ideas, technologies and innovations which can be featured in H2Opportunity tracks at conferences and articles in the Georgia Operator. – Christine Yi

i.       H2Opportunity Website: Launch Date – 2018 GAWP Annual Conference – Andrew Toth (Champion), Lora Amedu and Kim Holland

j.       (3) Hard Copy “Jobs in the Water Industry” Brochures for middle, high school and college students: Deadline: Deadline - January 2018 – Christine Rubel (Champion) and Kim Holland

k.      Survey of Young Professionals: Deadline – 2017 Fall Conference - Andrew Toth (Champion), Lora Amedu, Christine Yi and Kim Holland

6.      New ideas: Coordinate with other committees, emphasize utilities which offer tuition reimbursement and highlight the environmental            and social impacts of the water industry.

7.      Schedule next meeting