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Strategic Activities

 

BROADEN AND EXPAND HWEA'S MEMBERSHIP WHILE RETAINING CURRENT MEMBERS

    • Continue to assess the interests and needs of the membership and the profession
    • Maintain an up-to-date membership database
    • Continue outreach program to recruit prospective members
    • Establish a mentor program for new members
    • Send welcome packets to new members
    • Provide discounts to members for all HWEA activities
    • Follow up on delinquent members with phone calls and questionnaires

 

PROVIDE FORUMS TO EXCHANGE TECHNICAL INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE ON THE WATER ENVIRONMENT AMONG ITS MEMBERS AND OTHERS IN THE PROFESSION

    • Continue to assess the interests and needs of the membership and the profession
    • Hold workshops on new technology and procedures
    • Hold joint meetings and workshops with other organizations
    • Continue quarterly luncheon meetings and annual conference
    • Continue Lua Line newsletter
    • Sponsor facility tours
    • Maintain website on the internet

 

PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    • Encourage members to publish in journals and the Lua Line
    • Encourage members to present technical papers at WEF and/or HWEA conferences or workshops
    • Promote WEF's specialty conferences
    • Solicit volunteers for various HWEA committees and task forces
    • Continue nominating a member to serve on the State Board of Certification
    • Encourage members to support Statewide Training Center programs
    • Continue participating in WEF leadership training program
    • Continue scholarship program

 

BECOME MORE ACCESSIBLE TO THE MEMBERSHIP, MEDIA AND POLICY MAKERS

    • Maintain website on the internet
    • Establish working relationship with media and policy makers
    • Maintain a database of subject matter experts (SME)
    • Testify on local legislation related to the water environment

 

PROMOTE PUBLIC EDUCATION AT ALL LEVELS

    • Develop or acquire educational materials
    • Make presentations and provide educational materials to community groups, teachers, workshops, schools, etc.
    • Conduct facility tours

 

PROVIDE INPUT AND SUPPORT TO WEF THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN ITS ACTIVITIES

    • Be represented at regional and annual meetings
    • Support member participation in WEF offices, regional offices, committees and task forces
    • Participate in the Operations Challenge
    • Provide monetary support to WEF programs (WERF, etc.)
    • Encourage participation at WEFTEC

 

FORM TECHNICAL COMMITTEES TO COLLECT AND DISSEMINATE INFORMATION

    • Continue support of existing committees
    • Promote formation of new committees
    • Align HWEA committees with WEF committees to facilitate interaction

 

FORM WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND REGULATORY AGENCIES

    • Continue to hold joint meetings with other organizations
    • Attend and participate in meetings, conferences, and workshops of other organizations when topics are relevant to the water environment
    • Establish relationship with higher educational institutions
    • Provide sound scientific leadership to regulatory agencies

 

MAINTAIN A SOUND FISCAL PROGRAM

    • Establish a reserve policy
    • Prepare annual budget in harmony with projected income and the reserve policy
    • Identify new sources of income
    • Enhance revenue sources by charging non-member rates
    • Continue soliciting donations for defraying Lua Line costs
    • Consult with CPA to establish proper bookkeeping