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Committee Leadership 

Jeff Coyne
Hazen and Sawyer
(804) 545-5027

Jeff McBride
Chesterfield County
Vice Chair

Ryan Hendrix
Peppers Ferry RWTA
Board Liaison

2020 Operations Conference and Ops Challenge Cancelled


With the uncertainty of the current COVID 19 pandemic,, VWEA has decdied to cancel our Annual VWEA Operations Conference with Safety Seminar and Ops Challenge Competition.    We are currently evaluating options to provide some of the training virtually.  We will provide updates to our membership as they become available.   



Operations Committee Mission

I. Work to improve fellowship, pride, honor, and recognition for our profession.   Work to develop and improve the collective knowledge, skills and professional ethics through increasing educational opportunities. Support the effort by wastewater utilities to continually strive to protect the public health, the environment, and all of our natural resources.

II. Annual Goals and Objectives
A. Offer one major educational conference / event focused on Plant Operations, Maintenance, and other associated staff annually. Based on the existing VWEA schedules and the intent to host the Virginia Operations Challenge Event in combination with the conference event, the activity will normally be planned in June of each year.
B. Work to augment membership through outreach to wastewater treatment professionals.
C. Develop Regional plans to offer single day training events / activities to facilitate full coverage of the State. As an alternative, Webinar activities are also encouraged.
D. Support the effort of the Operations Challenge Vice-Chair to operate a successful Operations Challenge event for the Association which facilitates increased interest and participation from wastewater utilities.
E. Recruit new committee members.
F. Implement a committee chair succession plan to ensure the continued smooth operation of the committee. Elect an Education vice-chair who will share the duties of the chair. At the discretion of the incoming VWEA president, the vice-chair will be appointed to the chair position when the chair completes their term.
G. The Chair and Vice-Chair will update and maintain a "Seminar Manual" to help facilitate continuity in the Committee Activities.


To learn more about the VWEA Ops Challenge Committee click here.

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