Operators Committee Chair:
Operators Committee Functions
Committee Members And Organization The Committee Chair shall be appointed by the Section Chair. A Vice Chair shall be appointed by the Committee Chair with the advice and consent of the Section Chair Elect. The Vice Chair may succeed the outgoing Committee Chair subject to the approval of the Section Chair. The Committee shall consist of the Chair, Vice Chair, and a minimum of three (3) members to be selected by the Committee Chair. Where possible committee members should be chosen from areas providing a broad base of perspectives and interests relating to operators and small systems, including but not limited to members representing:
· Water Operators
The committee shall investigate needs relevant to operators and small water systems and prepare recommendations on projects for other appropriate section committees. The committee shall also plan and promote Operator and Small Water System Committee programs and services addressing the needs of operators and small systems in the Section.
The Committee shall maintain liaison with appropriate committees and other organizations involved in training or assistance and from joint ventures where practicable. The Committee shall evaluate training availability and methods as to appropriateness and availability to operators and small systems.
The Committee shall sponsor the “Operators Day” Sessions at the Annual Conference, the Top Ops competition, an operators/small systems training session at the Spring Meeting, and provide liaison between the Board and AWWA’s Short Course Committee Representatives. The Committee shall provide the Board names of candidates for scholarships to the Short Course.
The Committee shall evaluate the regulatory situation relevant to operators and small water systems. Report training needs to the Education Committee, and regulatory recommendations to the Government Affairs Committee. The Committee shall establish designated liaisons with the Diversification Management Committee.