One of GMWEA's priorities is to make sure its members stay informed of policies that affect their professions -- and that policy-makers understand the people, infrastructure, and practical logistics that allow our essential water, wastewater, and stormwater systems to function. Year-round communications are part of this effort; GMWEA also presents two important events to increase communication: our Legislative Meet & Greet, and our Legislative Luncheon.
Legislators' Meet and Greet
We hold this annual informational event at the Statehouse, outside the cafeteria. GMWEA board members and water facility operators come to shake hands, make introductions, put faces to policy-makers' names, and distribute GMWEA brochures and our Water Management Acronyms Guide. Our senators and representatives, and the general public drink clean water and safely manage wastewater thanks to GMWEA members -- it's important that they learn more about the people and infrastructure providing this often-forgotten service!
Click here and scroll down for an update on the January 19, 2017 Meet & Greet at the Statehouse.
Held in late March, this annual event brings together legislators, water quality operators, town managers, city council members, and state agency staff to share perspectives on emerging policy issues.
The event includes lunch, short presentations on water and wastewater issues by guest speakers, Q & A, and networking opportunities for policy-makers, the public, and water quality professionals. Attendance is free.
The schedule is designed to allow legislators to get back to the Statehouse in time for their afternoon activities.
Click here for news about GMWEA's March 29, 2017 Legislative Luncheon.