NWEA Committees

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Arthur Sidney Bedell Award

Mike Arends
Phone: 402-444-3915

e-mail: mike.arends@cityofomaha.org

The Arthur Sidney Bedell Award acknowledges extraordinary personal service to a Water Environment Federation Member Association. The principal selection criteria for receipt of the award include: organizational leadership, membership activities, and stimulation of the technical functions of the association and similar participation. The committee consists of the past 3 recipients of the award.


Audit

Lyle Christiensen
Phone:402-399-1329

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The Audit Committee was formed in 2003 to audit the financial records of the Association and report the financial status of the NWEA to the Executive Board and membership at the Annual Business Meeting.


Collection System

Chris Cain
Phone: 402-926-7029

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The Collection System Committee conducts continuing evaluation of improvements in the areas of wastewater, storm water and combined sewage collection, monitoring and management and recommends programs to achieve these improvements. The programs may include sponsoring workshops, conferences and technical sessions, gathering, preparing and disseminating information through the Member Association and the Federation.

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Constitution and Bylaws

Lucas Billesbach
Phone: 402-392-9910

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The Constitution and Bylaws Committee was formed in 2003 to perform a periodic review of the NWEA Constitution and Bylaws. The committee reviews and recommends amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws for the Executive Board and membership's approval.

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Governmental Affairs

Gary Brandt
Phone: 402-477-4240

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The Governmental Affairs Committee reviews and analyzes existing and proposed legislation, regulations and policies in the environment field with specific emphasis on water quality and water resource-related issues. The committee serves as a source of information for government officials and other policy makers, and carries out programs to stimulate discussion and education members and Member Associations about government affairs issues.

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Great Plains Waste Management

Amit Shrivastava 
Phone: 402-926-7211

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The Great Plains Waste Management Conference Committee develops the program for the Member Association specialty conference held in the Spring. A one-day industrial/hazardous waste workshop is followed by a one-day conference on waste management. This conference is currently sponsored in cooperation with the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).

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Industrial / Hazardous Wastes

Mark Carnes
Phone: 308-324-8158

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The Industrial/Hazardous Wastes Committee facilitates networking and training among industrial environmental managers, consultants, and regulators in the industrial/hazardous waste field in the areas of waste prevention and minimization, treatment and disposal. Select Nebraska industries to receive the NWEA Scott Wilbur Award in the industrial category.Environmental Excellence Award.

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Life Member / Quarter Century/ Laboratory Analyst Excellence

Lucas Billesbach
Phone: 402-392-9910

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The Life Member/Quarter Century Operator Committee reviews and submits applicants to the Federation for the Quarter Century Operator's Award which is given to Federation members who have been significant, full-time participants in the water pollution control industry for 25 years and Life Member Award for individuals who have been an Active, PWO or representative of a Corporate or Associate Member of WEF and in one or more Member Associations for a combined total of at least 35 years and who have reached age 65 at the time of application to transfer to Life Member.

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Membership

Todd Boling 
Phone: 402-844-2220

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The Membership Committee develops programs to promote membership in the Federation and the Member Association and shall develop programs to assist in providing services to its members.

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Nominating

Keith Kontor
Phone:402-753-6348

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The Nominating Committee consists of the past 3 NWEA Presidents, the current President, and the Federation Director which submit names to the NWEA membership for consideration to the NWEA Executive Board.

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NWOD Advisory / Training

Jeff Tiemann
Phone: 402-533-1676

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The NWOD Advisory/Training Committee develops, promotes and conducts activities promoting the skills and knowledge of wastewater operations personnel. The committee develops the program for the Heartland Operators Conference held in the summer.

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Program

Todd Sukup
Phone: 308-249-0589

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The Program Committee is tasked with developing and organizing the NWEA program for each Annual State Conference that is usually held the first week in November. The committee’s primary goal in preparing each annual conference program is to reach all sectors of our membership (including technical, administrative and regulatory sectors, as well as less experienced members and students) with a program that is informative, entertaining and promotes interaction among the registrants. Since NWEA is an all-volunteer organization, recognition of our most dedicated and productive members at our annual awards banquet is extremely important.

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Public Education

Brittany Travers
Phone: 402-880-0321

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Educating the public is a very important task for water quality professionals. Informing the public about the effects of their daily activities and improving the public perception of our industry is the Public Education Committee’s primary goal.

Water quality standards that continue to become more astringent can only be met with the cooperation of an educated public. The committee focuses efforts toward young people because they are our future leaders. We also supply speakers for adult groups.

The public education committee objectives are:
* Identify and educate targeted public.
* Broadly publicize NWEA purposes and activities.
* Through public education, enhance the reputation of water environment professionals for integrity, efficiency and excellence of service.
* Maintain an effective exhibition program.

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Publications

Marc Rosso
Phone: 402-435-3080

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The purpose of the Publications Committee is to disseminate information on water environment whether its regulatory, informational, announcements, awards, or educational. The committee’s primary way to achieve this goal is to publish our quarterly magazine, The Effluent Line. We also assist other committees in developing and distributing flyers, brochures, pamphlets, etc. Our newest venture is in development of this web site. We are responsible for supplying the information you see on this site. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the Publication Chair.

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Safety

Todd Sukup
Phone: 308-249-0589

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The primary purpose of the Safety Committee is to recognize member organizations for their excellence in accident prevention, and the way they promote safety in their facilities (meetings, materials, programs, safety upgrades, etc.). We give awards to these facilities in November at the fall conference. (You can’t be recognized if you don’t fill out a safety award application). We are also looking into having safety seminars, and loaning out safety videos to our members, so they could get CEUs. If anyone has any ideas on how the Safety Committee could better help our members, or you would like to join the Safety Committee, please let us know.

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Scholarship

Xu Li
Phone: 402-472-6042

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The primary purpose of the Scholarship Committee is to raise funds and distribute financial assistance to undergraduates, graduate students, and Association members who are either pursuing degrees or furthering their education in water quality related fields.

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Scott Wilbur Award

Andrew Synhorst

Phone: 402-540-3271

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The Scott Wilbur Award Committee makes annual recommendations to the Member Association for recipients of the Scott Wilbur Award. This award recognizes well-operated facilities within the State.

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Students and Young Members

Xu Li
Phone: 402-472-6042

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The Student and Young Members Committee develops, recommends and assists in conducting programs for students that encourage student participation and membership in the Federation and the Member Association.

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William D. Hatfield Award

Todd Boling
Phone:402-444-3908

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The William D. Hatfield Award is a Federation award that is presented to operators of wastewater treatment plants for outstanding performance and professionalism. The committee consists of the past 3 recipients of the award and an executive liasion.


Young Professionals

Ryan Hurst
Phone:402-844-2200

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The Young Professionals Committee schedules technical and social events for young professionals in the wastewater industry. The purpose of the committee is to get young professionals more involved and to increase the membership of the NWEA.

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Dale Jacobson Awards

Congratulations to Dale Jacobsen!!  2016 WEF Fellows and the Emerson Distinguished Service Medal Recipient.

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2016 JFC NWEA Banquet Videos

If you missed the Joint Fall Conference Banquet, you can check out the videos of the awards presentation here.

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2017 WEF Collection Systems Conference

The 2017 WEF Collection Systems Conference is coming to Omaha May 21-24.

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