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Director's Report

AWWA Fly-In: April 27-28 in Washington, DC

The 2022 AWWA Fly-In was held in-person.

AWWA ACE 2022: June 12-15, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas

AWWA ACE22 will be held in-person with a virtual option. Covid-19 guidance may be updated between now and the conference.

Summer Workshop 360: July 27-29 in Denver, Colorado

This event will be held at the Colorado Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Denver. AWWA's Summer Workshop is a day and a half training for Section Leadership. Sessions focus on training and development for AWWA volunteers in leadership roles. AWWA provides instruction on association management best practices, guidelines, and model programs. Attendance is open to any section volunteer in a leadership role, whether staff or volunteer.

The agenda is available online.

AWWA Legislative Affairs Provided Summary on Buy America

In April, the White House released "Buy America" guidance. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) passed in late 2021 prompted this guidance and, by May 14th, 2022, federal agencies awarding funds for infrastructure projects will enact Buy America preferences in the terms and conditions. The Buy America guidance applies to all federal funds for infrastructure projects, not just those provided for in the IIJA, even if the project is not primarily or solely funded by federal funds.

Water and wastewater projects are subject to this guidance which applies to the iron and steel, manufactured products, and construction materials used. Three types of waivers will be available for use, which will be subject to public comment and review as well as approval by the federal agency awarding funds.


Membership Bookstore Allotment

A $600 AWWA Bookstore allotment is available for sections to use.