H2Opportunity Meeting Agenda - GAWP HQ
Monday, October 23rd, 2017
1. Approval of Minutes from 09.29.17
3. Fall Conference Reminder: November 14th to 15th 2017, Athens, GA
H2Opportunity Track: Tuesday November 14th, 1:00PM to 2:30PM
4. Reminder of Objectives for 2017/2018
a. Raise awareness of career opportunities in the water/ wastewater industry.
Tag Line - “Where are the H2Opportunities?”
b. Connect interested and qualified candidates with opportunities.
Tag Line – “Here are the H2Opportunities.”
5. Reports from Project Champions, Dream Teams and Sub-Committee Chairs
a. Vice-Chair: Helps with everything - Christine Yi
b. Secretary: Takes notes during meetings and produces minutes. - Christine Rubel
c. Publication Sub-Committee Chair: Works with Angela Bond (GAWP) to ensure committee meets deadlines for GA Operator articles and provides content for all GAWP electronic communications including job postings. – Lindsey Sargent
d. Program Sub-Committee Chair: Works with Kathy Nguyen and Program Committee to ensure we have a track in each conference. Attends program committee meetings – Sarah Skinner
e. Member Sub-Committee Chair: Oversees booth set-up at conferences and works with committee to come up with creative ideas for giveaways and activities for booths – Sarah Skinner
f. Outreach Sub-Committee Chair: Manage outreach activities, partner programs, career center contacts, maintain the calendar of outreach events, manage volunteers, event contacts and all other associated details. – Lindsey Sargent (co-chair), Christine Rubel (co-chair), Christine Yi and Kim Holland
g. Internship/ Job Sub-Committee Chair: Formulate and manage a sustainable program which connects interested potential water professionals to opportunities. (Model after Sustainable Connections at Metro Water District) – Lindsey Sargent and Kim Holland
h. Innovation Task Force: Find out what’s next in the industry. Research and vet new ideas, technologies and innovations which can be featured in H2Opportunity tracks at conferences and articles in the Georgia Operator. – Christine Yi
i. H2Opportunity Website: Launch Date – 2018 GAWP Annual Conference – Andrew Toth (Champion), Lora Amedu and Kim Holland
j. (3) Hard Copy “Jobs in the Water Industry” Brochures for middle, high school and college students: Deadline: Deadline - January 2018 – Christine Rubel (Champion) and Kim Holland
k. Survey of Young Professionals: Deadline – 2017 Fall Conference - Andrew Toth (Champion), Lora Amedu, Christine Yi and Kim Holland
6. New ideas: Coordinate with other committees, emphasize utilities which offer tuition reimbursement and highlight the environmental and social impacts of the water industry.
7. Schedule next meeting