Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 8:00 AM MDT
Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 4:10 PM MDT

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Four Rivers Cultural Center 
676 SW 5th Ave.
Ontario, OR 97914

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Carolyn Clemons 
Eastern Oregon Region AWWA/PNCWA 

Eastern Oregon Operators Conference
Attendee Registration


Three Days - Three Tracks
Earn over 2.0 CEUs
*Combined classes receive water & wastewater CEUs

$250 full conference (early bird)
Registration fee includes conference materials, lunch, and refreshments.
Fees increase after February 23rd.

******Two optional sessions******
Must be pre-registered 

Safe Handling of Asbestos-Cement Pipe

Tuesday April 3   Eric Fullan, Safety Officer/Consultant - Presenter
Must pre-registered - Additional Fee
Discover a new, less cumbersome way to comply with the state’s asbestos standard.
“The mere mention of asbestos can send fear through a population. Many of these fears stem
from a misconception that anything made of asbestos is hazardous.”
Eric Fullan
Course provides 0.6 CEUs      Click HERE for information

 Trench & Excavation: Competent Person Training
Wednesday April 4   Troy Canoy, United Rentals - Presenter
Must pre-registered - Additional Fee
This training is designed
for all employees involved in trenching work, including job foremen,
job superintendents, engineers and any personnel involved in underground projects.

Course provides 0.7 CEUs     Click HERE for information


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Who is up for a challenge?

Meter Madness  Join us in the lobby Tuesday & Wednesday - The fast-paced Meter Madness contest pits competitors against the clock to assemble a water meter from a bucket of parts. Win the chance to compete at The Section Conference in Tacoma, Washington.

Western States Equipment Rodeo  Scheduled for Tuesday, April 3rd during breaks – Come out and show off your talent as you are timed operating different equipment. Let’s have fun.

Best Tasting Water Scheduled for Tuesday, April 3rd during the Fun Night activities at the Clarion Inn. Each year winners of the PNWS Subsection taste tests compete at the Section Conference for a chance to enter the Best Tasting Water Contest at AWWA's Annual Conference and Exposition.  Don't miss this exciting contest and your chance to represent Eastern Oregon at the Section Conference in Tacoma, Washington. Sample should be in a 1-liter container. While you can use any type of container you wish, the suggested use is a glass Teflon-capped container with no air at the top. Metal lids and plastic containers are discouraged.


Build camaraderie with these activities
Tuesday 7 pm - All American Costume
Contest & Raffle - Clarion Inn
Wednesday 11:35 am - Vendor Prizes Awarded @ Lunch- Four Rivers Cultural Center
Wednesday 7 pm -  Karaoke & Hors d'oevres - Clarion Inn 

Thursday 11:20 am - Awards Luncheon - $50 Vendor Card Prizes - Four Rivers Cultural Center

Must be present to win prizes ...... 


Scholarship Information

For individuals lacking funding from their employer/system to attend the 2018 EOR Operators Conference, we have two categories of scholarships available. Each scholarship covers registration fees only.

Greenhorn Scholarship—individuals who have been in the field two (2) years or less, and are not certified water and/or wastewater operators.

Arnie Neely Scholarship—for certified water and/or wastewater operators. Recipients of the Arnie Neely Scholarship are eligible to receive this scholarship every other year.

To be considered for a scholarship please fill out the scholarship application completely and submit it by Wednesday, February 7th.  

Operator & Project of the Year Awards

We will present the Water & Wastewater Operators of the Year recipients as well as the Water & Wastewater Projects of the Year recipients. Do you know of a deserving Operator or Project that you'd like to nominate? We encourage you to fill out a nomination form and submit it for review by Wednesday, March 7.

Accommodations  Clarion Inn - $93 + tax. 1249 Tapadara Ave, Ontario, Oregon
(541) 889-8621  Room block held until March 9, 2018  - Ask for Water/Wastewater Group

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Registration Closes March 16th

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