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Spring Training Conference - Updated 4/5/18 Agenda(check back as it will change)

April 17th - 20th, 2018

Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center 3/16 THE RAMKOTA IS FULL
800 N Poplar St, Casper WY 82601 (307)266-6000
Reservations: www.ramkotacasper.com -  $80 rate
Includes complimentary hot breakfast buffet
Includes complimentary manager's reception Mon-Thurs 5:30-6:30pm

Alternate: Quality Inn & Suites - $80 rate
821 North Poplar, Casper WY 82601 (307) 266-2400
Includes Free Hot Breakfast        Reservations

LaQuinta Inn Casper - $93 rate
400 West F St, Casper WY 82601 (307) 265-1200

Hilton Garden Inn - $93 rate
1150 N Poplar St, Casper WY 82601 (307) 266-1300

Hampton Inn & Suites Casper - $93 rate
1100 N Poplar St, Casper WY 82603 (307) 235-6668


2018 Pre-conference - Tuesday 8am-5pm

Shaking it up and moving it on!

Spring Conference, that is. The venue for our conference this year is the Ramkota. The new venue gives us all sorts of opportunities to try different things and have new training and networking experiences. Change is never comfortable but it can have huge payoffs in what we gain. We want your input on all aspects of the venue, training, and access to vendors. One of the first things we are asking your input on is on an event for Wednesday evening. That has always been when we did the beloved annual Putt-Putt Tournament at Old Town. With the change of venue, a new activity is needed. What would you like to do? What would be fun? We have a few ideas of our own, but we sure would like yours.

As important as networking and other activities are, conference is all about training. This year is going to be all about the three S’s; Safety, security and sustainability. One is dependent of the other, but they are totally interconnected.

To kick it off, we are delighted to be hosting, along with our National Association, EPA Regional office and others, a Regional Water Finance Forum. This forum will begin at noon on the 16th and continue through the 17th of conference week. Please let your decision-makers know about this forum. It is designed for them and it is free of charge. They simply need to register at our web site. It will also be good for all licenses, but it is not core.

If you are need core hours, we will be having a wonderful class presented by the incredible John Schwartz of USA bluebook. John taught preconference for us last year and his is back by popular demand. The rest of conference will be jam packed with lots of new classes, tours and hands-on activities. Come join us in Casper. See you at the Ramkota. Kathy Weinsaft  Register Online   Register PDF Download

Make a Difference

Two WARWS Board of Director positions will be up for election during the Spring Conference. The Southwest region includes Teton, Sublette, Lincoln, Sweetwater, and Uinta counties. The Northeast region includes Sheridan, Johnson, Campbell, Crook, and Weston counties. To be eligible to sit on the board, you must be an employee or official representative of a member system. Board responsibilities include quarterly meetings, two of which are done at conferences. The other two by phohe. If interested, submit a letter-of-intent to Mark Pepper, or email markp@warws.com.

The Best Tasting Water in Wyoming

We invite every system attending conference to enter "The Best Tasting Water in Wyoming" contest. The winning system will be hosted (airfare, room, and meals, for one representative) in Washington D.C. at the National Rural Water Rally 2019 by the Wyoming Rural water Executive Director and Wyoming National Director. The delegation will meet with officials from the USDA Rural Development, USEPA and will visit with wyoming’s US Senators and Representative to discuss water issues facing systems in Wyoming. To enter, bring 1/2 gallon of your water, in glass and on ice to the registration booth when you check in.

Exhibit Hall 

Set up can begin Tuesday 3-5pm. Official opening Wednesday at the 10am break. Tear down will be after the 3pm break on Thursday.

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