November 6, 2002
- Strategic Plan
- Goals and objectives
The Nebraska Section of the AWWA is dedicated to promoting quality drinking water in sufficient quantity for all Nebraskans. The Nebraska Section membership is a leader in the drinking water industry through efforts in education, public awareness and other activities.
- Nebraska Section AWWA promotes activities to retain current members and recruit new members.
- New membership growth of 2 percent per year
- Develop research regarding barriers to small system/ operators membership.
- Develop two new activities focused on membership involvement (e.g., golf outings).
- Update and implement the Nebraska AWWA membership development plan.
- Nebraska Section AWWA promotes opportunities for participation and career development for young industry members.
- Review committee organization.
- Create and implement a development plan.
- Nebraska Section AWWA promotes knowledge and awareness of opportunities within the water industry.
- Review target student base.
- Review committee organization.
- Develop plan for approaching technical schools, community colleges and high schools.
- Continue and expand student activities at universities.
- Provide small system support through a continuous outreach program.
- Effectively communicate the benefits of AWWA membership to a small system by using committee members to contact 10 percent of small systems.
- Expand the mentoring program to include retired members.
- Increase by 5 percent the number of hits to the mentoring page. Publish one annually in Wise Water Words and The Water Spout about the mentoring information.
- Expand the AWWA teleconference accessibility for small systems by increasing the number of downlink sites for applicable topics.
- Partner with Training Coalition members to add 10 new publications to the NSAWWA library annually.
- Assist 10 small systems in the application process for water operators reimbursements annually.
- Ensure that five on-site visitations for the mentoring program occur per year.
- Increase Nebraska Section AWWA impact on legislative, regulatory and policy issues at all levels of government.
- Serve as a legislative/regulatory resource to section membership and others.
- Provide effective and timely information on pending regulatory issues.
- Build coalitions with other organizations at regional state and section levels.
- Promote confidence and understanding to the public about public water supply systems.
- Provide public service announcements and news releases to the membership.
- Provide educational information at special events.
- Promote the Nebraska Section AWWA and public water supply systems statewide through various media.
- Provide a continuing education training program and assist Nebraska public water systems to improve all facets of public water system operations.
- Make Conference technical sessions available through different media
- Increase system assistance in Capacity Development by 5 percent each year
- Investigate and implement new training opportunities one per year
- Continue partnership in training coalition with League of Nebraska Municipalities, Nebraska Rural Water Association, NETC and Nebraska Health and Human Services.
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