2018 Executive Management Conference

October 1417, 2018
San Francisco, California

Connect with Colleagues at the Premier Water Utility Management Event

Now’s the Time to Register

An ever-expanding lineup of insight-packed executive development sessions is on tap for AMWA’s 2018 Executive Management Conference.  Register now to join your peers from other large, publicly owned water utilities in San Francisco October 14-17. 

The program is loaded with topics and experts to challenge, inform, inspire and (occasionally) entertain you. Every session will take on key challenges and issues water system leaders face each day and provide insightful, practical and proven approaches you can put directly to work to help solve perplexing management problems.

Here are just a few of the many sessions that will draw out the latest thinking on topics like resilience, workforce initiatives, affordability and consolidation:

  • San Francisco’s Chief Resilience Officer Brian Strong, Director of the Office of Resilience and Capital Planning, will describe the city’s resilience programs for extreme storms, sea level rise, climate change and earthquakes. He’ll talk about how the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission plays a key role in these strategies and how the city is integrating climate resilience with hazard mitigation in a community-wide plan.
  • When the scholars at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program released their findings this summer on renewing the water workforce, they cited exceptional examples of water utilities empowering staff, adjusting existing procedures and piloting new efforts to draw from a younger, more diverse workforce.  Water leaders who directed several of these noteworthy programs will be on hand to describe their initiatives.  Commissioner Kishia Powell of the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management, along with Chief Pat Labat of the Atlanta Department of Corrections, will outline the re-entry program that is preparing nonviolent offenders for water system employment. And Andrew Kircun, Executive Director of Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, will chronicle the impact of PowerCorps Camden and the Green Jobs Summer Ambassadors Program.
  • Decades of water expertise will inform the insights of Tualatin Valley Water District CEO Mark Knudson and CFO Paul Matthews as they share how they leveraged public input through the affordability considerations of their Rate Advisory Committee to make difficult choices for low-income rates.  And Onondaga County Water Authority Executive Director Mike Hooker will draw on his 25-years of experience with the consolidation of 20 water systems into an Authority that now serves customers in five New York counties to present a frank discussion of the pluses, minuses and surprises he has encountered.

As with every AMWA conference, a lot will be happening beyond the presentations, including:

  • Plenty of time for networking with colleagues at breaks, luncheons and receptions;
  • Recognition of exceptional utility management at AMWA’s 2018 awards luncheon; and
  • A Wednesday morning multi-site visit to key facilities involved in the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s $66 million groundwater supply initiative to increase drinking water supply sustainability.

Don’t miss this great learning and networking opportunity. Check out the program and register today.