KWEA Program Committee

Objectives and Goals

The Kansas Water Environment Association Program Committee’s objective is to ensure that the Annual Conference comes together in a timely fashion and addresses the needs of our members. The Committee will work with counterparts of Kansas Section American Water Works Association (KsAWWA).

Committee Structure

The committee will operate with the following members:

  • President-Elect to serve as the Committee Chair.
  • Vice President to serve as the Vice Chair.
  • President
  • Secretary-Treasurer
  • Manufacturer Trustee
  • Webmaster

Committee Activities and Duties

The Program Committee shall conduct, but not be limited to, the following activities:

  • Develop a meaningful and stimulating program for the Annual Conference, guided by the theme and wishes of the Executive Board and the needs of the membership and the community.
  • Collect attendance and quality information during the conference for each presentation and provide such information in a report to the Executive Board at the first board meeting following the annual conference.
  • Secure, in consultation with the President, a keynote speaker of some prominence, whose experience will allow them to speak appropriately to the program theme. The national WEF representative may serve as the keynote speaker.
  • Secure all papers and speakers for the program either by direct solicitation, a call for abstracts, or other appropriate means, cooperating to the fullest extent with all other committees which may be in a position to suggest or provide program topics.
  • Select timely subject matter. Seek out individuals outside the organization with special qualifications to present or preside over any special session.
  • Solicit for and assign moderators for each session to collect data regarding attendance numbers, rating sheets if used, and to validate CEU/PDH.
  • Secure required audio-visual and other resources necessary for presentations, special events, and opening session.
  • Coordinate with the President and Executive Board any special educational or social activity.
  • Conduct a follow-up meeting with KsAWWA counterparts following the Annual Conference to discuss attendance, successes, needed improvements, attendee and exhibitor survey feedback, venue and service provider performance, expenditures and account status, etc.
  • Meet with KsAWWA counterparts to review the Annual Conference budget and determine attendee and exhibitor registration costs for the following year.
  • Complete quarterly reports and submit them to the board liaison by the end of each quarter.
  • Complete and submit an annual report to the Vice President on the committee's activities at least 30 days prior to the annual meeting. The Vice President will compile the committee annual reports, distribute them to the Board, and turn them over to the new Vice President for use in assessing changes for the next program year.