New Energy, New Events, and Exciting New Programs as CWEA Starts a New Year

Want to get involved? There are even more volunteer opportunities
From CWEA President Jeff Tucker and Executive Director/CEO Jenn Jones, Announcements

Dear CWEA Member,

We are excited to kick-off CWEA’s new fiscal year on July 1st. This is the second year of implementing our strategic plan, called a Vision That Holds Water. We have ambitious goals this year to expand online and in-person training programs, as well as add more services for people new to our profession.

We’re looking forward to a busy year. It’s a fresh start, and we’re seeing a rush of excitement from members as they return to in-person events. We saw incredible energy and strong attendance at Annual Conference in Sacramento this past April.

With our friends from CASA we hosted a nearly sold-out Partnering for Impact event in Berkeley. A large number of members turned out at the annual Pretreatment, Pollution Prevention, and Stormwater (P3S) conference in sunny Long Beach in June.

In addition, the Santa Ana River Basin and Santa Clara Sections have both sold out several of their recent training events.

People are excited to get back together and looking for ways to get involved in CWEA. Check out this year’s list of projects below to see what’s coming up.

Keep an eye out for opportunities you might like on CWEA is a large, statewide association with a wide reach across roles and career stages. There are volunteer opportunities big and small across our 40 groups and 30 programs.

CWEA’s 2022-23 Program of Work

CWEA President Jeff Tucker

Executive Director/CEO Jenn Jones


We’d like to highlight these important projects, because we need your support, time, and effort to help move them forward.

If you’re a department manager or director, we appreciate your help by supporting team members who are interested in participating in CWEA. Volunteering has a wide halo effect – it helps a person’s career, our profession, and your organization.

Technical Certification Program

o    Roll-out the new Electrical and Instrumentation Technologist (EIT) exams
o    Start the revalidation of Laboratory Certification exams with a group of volunteer subject matter experts

Educational Programming

o    Plan and host 10 specialty workshops across the state
o   Release new Collection System Maintenance certification training videos on the OWEN on demand training platform
o    Northern Safety Day is October 14th at the Alameda County Fairgrounds while the Yolo County Fairgrounds undergo renovations
o    New – a Southern Safety Day is in the works, also in October in Southern California
o    P3S23 is January 30 – February 1 at the Embassy Suites Hilton in Monterey Bay
o    AC23 is April 18-21 at the newly renovated Town and Country, San Diego
o    Build a speakers database as a resource for local sections and committees to use
o    Add a staff member to support organizing and setting up local section events

Membership & Advocacy

o    Add a staff member to support local sections and committees with event marketing, outreach, and websites
o    Launch a CWEA mentoring program led by the Students and Young Professionals Committee
o    Increase the number of events for new professionals
o    Launch a new AWTO certification outreach campaign
o    Support public outreach and positive media coverage of wastewater professionals

If you want to get more involved, simply raise your hand. Let your local section, the Technical Certification Program team, or a committee chair know you’re interested in volunteering.

Watch for more events coming soon and be sure to get registered early to save your seat. Events are selling out.

We are one community with one purpose – to protect California’s most critical resource. We look  forward to seeing you at a CWEA event or as a volunteer in the near future!


Jeff Tucker

CWEA President
Vallejo Flood & Wastewater District

Jenn Jones, IOM, CAE

Executive DIrector/CEO