September Edition
Congratulations to this year's random drawing winners, who went home with a $100 gift card from WaterJAM. 
  • Brian Whitenack (membership category)
  • Bob Forgione (growth category)
  • Ryan Maslyn (events category)
  • Jessica Hou (committee involvement category)
  • Shelby Wease (education category)
  • Kevin Smith (social media category)
... and for earning the most points all year long, the $500 gift card went to...
Jenn Cobb! 
Winning is easy with the Splash into Rewards program.  Just enjoy the benefits of your Virginia Section AWWA membership, and then let us know about it. If you do, you could be entered into our annual drawings.  Learn more here! 
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To learn more about all the great sponsors above, click their logo to check out their website. 
Upcoming Events
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Cross Connection Devices: Inspection, Maintenance, and Testing- 16 Hours
Lee Hall Maintenance and Operations Center
Oct 02, 2023 8:30 AM -
Oct 04, 2023 5:00 PM
33rd Annual Water Distribution Seminar and Utility Rodeo
Holiday Inn Roanoke Airport- Conference Center
Oct 10, 2023 - Oct 12, 2023
Thoughtful Tuesday: Choosing Vulnerability - Engineering Trust, Credibility, and Connection
Virtual Event
Oct 10, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Let's Talk Shop: The New Normal for Customer Service Professionals
Virtual Event
Oct 13, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch and Learn - Asset Management at Loudoun Water
Loudoun Water
Oct 13, 2023
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
NOVA YP Service Project - Vegetation Trimming Near Fort Hunt Park
Fort Hunt Park Comfort Station
Oct 14, 2023
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Water Reuse and Groundwater Permitting Webinar
Oct 20, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Hike and Sip
Bull Run Occoquan Trail
Oct 22, 2023
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Richmond Water Treatment Plant Tour
Richmond Water Treatment Plant
Oct 24, 2023
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mark your calendars for TWO important dates! 
Call for abstracts is opening and CLOSING EARLY this year. 
Make sure to keep your eyes open for emails and announcements
with all the details. For now, mark your calendars from October 16
through DECEMBER 1!
Don't forget to add September 8 - 12, 2024 to your calendar
so you don't miss the BEST Water conference!
News and Announcements
Thoughtful Tuesday - Choosing Vulnerability - Engineering Trust, Credibility, and Connection
Disability Inclusion IconWe all show up to work with varying degrees of innate vulnerability based on how the world perceives us, which often equates to varying degrees of cultural privilege. There are also ways we can choose vulnerability to cultivate trust and belonging. Often mistaken for weakness or fragility, vulnerability in our work is foundational to authentic leadership and meaningful connection. It’s the ability to share who we really are, connecting our “real” and work lives in a singular package. While unmasking can be hard in all parts of our lives, it’s particularly onerous in our professional lives. Join us as we uncover the ways in which vulnerability brings value and strength to our work relationships and our workplaces.
This Thoughtful Tuesday event features the topic “Choosing Vulnerability - Engineering Trust, Credibility, and Connection.” Join us on Tuesday, October 10th, at 1 pm ET for a thought-provoking session that will get everyone talking, thinking, and learning about a topic that affects ALL of us.
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Water for People NOVA Hike and Sip
Join us for a fun Hike and Sip event in Northern Virginia! The hike begins at the train head at 11 am.  After the walk, everyone is invited to gather at Paradise Springs Winery (13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, VA) for some networking fun!  Not only will you have a fun time with like-minded individuals, but you'll also have the chance to support a worthy cause. Appetizers will be provided with beverages "on your own."

The event is free, but donations are suggested.  For every $5 donation, you will receive one (1) raffle ticket.  For example, donate $20 and receive four raffle tickets!   

Your support can make a real impact in ensuring that everyone has access to clean water forever.  Let's take this journey together, step by step, and create a brighter future for communities in need. 🌍💙

Sponsors are welcome!  All sponsors will be promoted at the event.  It's a great way to show your company's commitment to safe, sustainable water and sanitation for ALL!


New VA WARN Website/Database
The Virginia Water and Wastewater Area Response Network (VA WARN) is getting an upgrade!  The previous website and database were no longer supported by the hosting company, so both the database and website have undergone a transformation.  If you are already a VAWARN member, be on the lookout for emails to set up your new username and password.  If you are not already a member, check out all the benefits of joining the VA WARN network.  The best reason is it's FREE!  
H2OSecCon 2023 - Registration Open
WaterISAC is excited to announce two of the main stage speakers for H2OSecCon, October 19 - 20. We will be welcoming Director, Jen Easterly and Deputy Director, Nitin Natarajan from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on the main stage! Attendees will hear provided remarks from Director Easterly on October 19 and Deputy Director Natarajan will speak to attendees on October 20. Early bird registration is available through Friday, September 29 and complimentary registration is available for utilities serving under 10,000 individuals.
Awards Deserve a Second Round of Applause
We want to recognize a few of our amazing members/utilities who won awards at WaterJAM 2023!  Congratulations!
George Warren Fuller Award
Joe Jacangleo, Stantec
Herbert W. Evans Distinguished Service 
Chris Carey, Western VA Water Authority
Sherry L. Williams Leadership 
Karlyn Owens, James City County Service Authority
Edward H. Reuhl Operator of the Year 
Kirk Schultz, Newport News Waterworks
Outstanding Young Professional
Mark Titcomb, Newport News Waterworks
Heroism Award
John Faha, Spotsylvania County Utilities
Courageous Service Award
Anthony Diego and Colby Layne, Lynchburg Water Resources
Public Information Awards
Water Awareness and Outreach Category
Lynchburg Water Resources
Issues and Crisis Management Category
Fairfax Water
Internal Communications Category
Prince William County Service Authority
Social Media Category
Lynchburg Water Resources
Employer Support Award
Newport News Waterworks
Larry Gordon Facility Safety Award
Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority
Crozet Water Treatment Facility
Keep an eye out on our social media and magazines for more details and pictures! 
Career Center
Are you looking for a new job opportunity? Are you an employer looking for great candidates?  Either way, check out our newly updated Career Center for opportunities in Virginia. 
Here is a list of the most recent jobs posted:
  • Production Superintendent
  • Operations Dispatcher Senior
  • Utility Pipeline Inspector Senior
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Utility Worker
  • Utility TV Technician
The webpage contains a summary of current job postings... but check back frequently for new positions posted daily/weekly. 

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