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1 September 27 and October 1, 2013. Introduction Jenny Hartfelder– Speaker, Rocky Mountain WEA Janet Hurley Cann– Speaker-Elect, WEA of South Carolina.

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1 1 September 27 and October 1, 2013

2 Introduction Jenny Hartfelder– Speaker, Rocky Mountain WEA Janet Hurley Cann– Speaker-Elect, WEA of South Carolina

3 Agenda What is WEF? –Description –Strategic Direction –Governance –Structure What is the House of Delegates/What is a Delegate –Description –Structure –Duties/Responsibilities/Expectations/Opportunities –Resources available WEFTEC

4 4 What is WEF? Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation is a not-for- profit technical and educational organization of 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated member associations representing water quality professionals around the world.

5 5 WEF Mission Promote Bold Leadership Champion Innovation Connect Water Professionals Leverage knowledge to support Clean and Safe Water Worldwide

6 6 WEF Critical Objectives Drive Innovation in the Water Sector Enrich the Experience of Global Water Professionals Increase Awareness of Value of Water

7 7 WEF Governance Structure WEF Membership WEF Board of Trustees Governing Body; Legal Authority Fiduciary Responsibility WEF House of Delegates WEF Committees WEF Executive Director

8 9 Board of Trustees WEF Membership Member Associations House of Delegates Committees Budget Committee WEFMAX Committee Nominating Committee Steering Committee Speaker of House and Speaker-Elect WEF Staff Working Groups

9 WEF Board of Trustees President President Elect Vice President Past President Treasurer 10 Trustees WEF Executive Director (non-voting) 9

10 10 What is the House of Delegates? The House is the deliberative and representational body of the Federation. The House is to advise the Board on issues of strategic direction and public policy development.

11 HOD Mission The HOD will solicit and secure critical input from MAs and other WEF member constituencies regarding policies, programs and strategic direction of WEF, identify critical issues and member needs, develop potential solutions, proposed changes and new initiatives, recommend qualified leadership to the Board of Trustees, and provide timely feedback and recommendations to help make WEF essential to water professionals around the world. Adopted September

12 HOD Vision...to be a collective and highly effective advocate of MAs and other WEF member constituencies, and trusted advisor to the Board of Trustees regarding policies, programs, and strategic direction to serve the best interest and needs of WEF members and help make WEF essential to water professionals around the world. 12

13 13 House of Delegates Structure Delegates representing 75 Member Associations 12 Delegates-at-Large 116 total Delegates Lead by Speaker and Speaker-Elect of the House

14 House of Delegates Structure Four Standing Committees –Steering –Budget –Nominating –WEFMAX Work Groups –Vary from year to year –Determined by the Speaker-Elect for upcoming year –Specific tasks to support to support WEF and the HOD 14

15 15 House of Delegates Structure Standing Committees: – Steering – Reviews HOD policies and procedures, progress of Committees and Work Groups, and develops strategic plan for HOD – Budget – Reviews annual WEF Budget, determine if it is consistent with the Strategic Plan; and provide advice and direction to the Speaker of the House and the HOD – Nominating – Reviews and recommends nominations for Speaker- Elect and HOD Committee members – WEFMAX – Secure meeting locations and develops program agendas for WEFMAX meetings, update and maintain, meeting host guidelines and MA-WEF agreement as needed

16 16 House of Delegates Structure Work Groups during the year were: HOD Strategic Planning Operator Outreach MA Sustainability Non-Despersibles

17 17 House of Delegates Duties Advise the Board on strategic direction and policies and initiatives of the Federation. Review the budget report from the Board and provide comments as to consistency with Strategic Plan and other initiatives. Confirm nominations for the Board of Trustees and Delegates at Large Elect Officers of the Federation Remove Trustees or Officers if necessary

18 18 Delegate's Responsibilities Represent interest of their respective MAs or member constituencies to WEF Liaison between WEF and MA or Member Constituency Gather feedback from MA Boards on WEF matters Complete surveys Provide reports at MA Board Meetings on WEF activities, opportunities, educational opportunities Downloads from WEFTEC and WEFMAX

19 Delegates Responsibilities Attend and participate in your MA annual meeting and MA board meetings Participate on WEF Committee of your interest 19

20 20 Delegate's Responsibilities (Opportunities) Attend and participate in at least one workgroup: HOD Strategic Planning MA Leadership Development Non-Dispersibles MA Sustainability

21 Delegate Opportunities House of Delegates Initiatives Value of Membership Collaboration Water Advocacy 21

22 22 Delegate's Responsibilities (Opportunities) Attend and participate in the HOD meetings at WEFTEC and WEFMAX: WEFTEC 2013 – October 5 - 9, 2013, Chicago, IL WEFMAX 2014 –March 26 – 28 – Weehawken, New Jersey –April 9 – 11 – Montana –April 30-May 2 – Grand Rapids, Michigan –May 21 – 23 – Charleston, South Carolina WEFTEC 2014 – September 27 – October 1, New Orleans, LA

23 23 WEF Resources - Website

24 24 WEF Resources - Website

25 25 WEF Resources - Website

26 26

27 27 WEF Resources - WEFCOM

28 28 WEF Resources -

29 What to Expect at WEFTEC 29

30 30 Questions?

31 31 See you at WEFTEC!!!! See You at WEFTEC!


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