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When: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
11:30 am until 1:00 pm
Where: City of Augusta - Utilities Department
452 Walker St, Ste 200
Augusta, Georgia  30901
United States
Contact: Cornell Sims

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Diversity Committee Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

City of Augusta-Utilities Department



2.Approval of minutes from 9.26.17 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

        Organization briefs and information for members

5. City of Augusta-Utilities Department – Leadra Collins

        Diversity initiatives/programs for January 2018

6. Sub-Committee/ Special Project Reports:

Committee Publication Sub-Committee Chair – Andrew Toth

         Current and future publication updates

Membership Sub-Committee Chair – Bridgett Graham

         Booth setup for Fall Conference

         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 10/18

Nominations Sub-Committee Chair – Melanie Head

     Nominations calendar

Socials Sub-Committee Chair – Shayla Nealy

     Dates/locations/topic discussionsfor social events

7.Selection of Next Meeting Date