Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM PST
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1201 Court St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

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Karen Kelley 
Oregon Water Utilities Council- PNWS AWWA 

 2019 OWUC Legislative Symposium

The Oregon Water Utility Council (OWUC) is pleased to present the 2019 Legislative Symposium.   The goal of this symposium is to inform water providers of water related issues that will likely be addressed during the 2019 legislative session and to promote discussion of these issues between utilities and legislators.  Upon registration, you will be sent additional information on the symposium and tips to assist you in making appointments with your legislators.

 Who Should Attend?

Water professionals, management and elected officials who would like to hear about how upcoming issues might affect the management of their water systems.  New this year, the symposium provides an opportunity for utiltiies to schedule meetings with key legislators in their districts to discuss the issues that matter to the drinking water industry from a utility perspective.

 About Us

OWUC is a committee of the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association (PNWS-AWWA). Made up of cities, special districts, public utility districts and private companies, the committee is dedicated to monitoring legislation as it affects water utilities in Oregon. OWUC members supply domestic water to more than 75% of the population of Oregon, and are committed to supplying safe, reliable and cost-effective domestic water supplies to the communities they serve.

Draft Agenda:

9:00 AM to 9:15 AM:  Welcome & introductions

9:15 AM to 10:00 AM:  Overview of information for legislative visits

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM:  Informational Program  

Current policy & legislative directives: 

Jason Miner, Natural Resources Policy Manager, Governor's Office, 100-Year Water Vision (tentative)

Mike Harryman, State Resilience Officer, Governor's Office, Emergency Preparedness (tentative)

Agency updates - Legislative Focus:  OHA, DEQ, OWRD

Legislative updates - LOC & SDAO

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM:  Lunch w/legislators - catered by Wild Pear

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM:  Meetings with legislators to build relationships, cover position papers, and leave informational packets.