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Membership Vote on Revised By Laws

In an effort to modernize our constitution and by-laws (C&BL), the KY TN Water Environment Association (KY TN WEA) Executive Board created an ad hoc committee to review and make changes to the current version of the Association’s C&BL, based on the 2010 Water Environment Federation‘s guidelines for member associations.  The current C&BL contains many details that are duplicated in the KY TN WEA Operational Guides, allowing the revised C&BL to be streamlined in line with recommendations from WEF.
You can see the current version of the C&BL with proposed changes here.  During the annual business meeting on Monday, July 21st at the 2014 KY/TN Water Professionals Conference, members will vote on the adoption of the enclosed C&BL.
If you have any questions regarding the changes, please contact Ron Taylor, KY TN WEA Secretary Treasurer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Candidate for Office of TN Vice President

In addition to modernizing our C&BL, the KY TN WEA Executive Board recognizes the need to alter our annual officer election process.  As a volunteer organization, we are lucky to have many great water professionals who are willing to make a 5-year commitment as a KY TN WEA officer.  To honor and professionally recognize this commitment, the KY TN WEA nominating committee, which consists of the two most recent Tennessee and Kentucky Past Presidents, selected only one candidate for the office of TN Vice President.
The nominating committee is pleased to present Mr. Charles Poskas as the nominee for office of TN Vice President.  Charles is employed by GRW in Nashville, TN, and has been an active chair of both the Watershed Committee and the Membership Committee for the past several years.

Mr. Charles Poskas, PE

Charles is a Project Manager for GRW (Nashville office) with over 17 years of experience in water resource planning and wet weather management, as well as the design and construction administration of water and wastewater projects.

Charles received his B.S. in Civil Engineering and a B.S. in Natural Resource Conservation Management from the University of Kentucky. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky and Tennessee.

Charles has dedicated his career to improving the environment. He is active in the Kentucky-Tennessee Water Environment Association, serving as the Kentucky Co-Chair for the Watershed Committee for five years, and currently serves as the Tennessee Co-Chair for the Membership Committee. Whether it is sitting on the bank fishing, trying to find a par on the back nine, or riding his motorcycle, Charles enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends.


Project Management and YP's - Embracing the Inevitable Combination

Hosted by the Management Committee


Michelle Hatcher (City of Franklin, TN) and Lindsay Bryant (Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.) discussed embracing the inevitable combination of being a task-oriented employee while transitioning to a role of leadership and management.  
Topics included:
• Internal and external client relationships
• How to manage yourself
• Leadership and mentorship

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WPC 2014 Connector Issue

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Utility Performance and Emotional Intelligence Webinar

Hosted by the Management Committee on May 14, 2014

Download the presentation here.

Bruce Giles (First Utility District of Knox County) and Jeff Rose (Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.) provided an interactive and candid discussion about Emotional Intelligence and the effect it has on performance and teamwork in a utility.  Several common tools that can be used to improve Emotional Intelligence in a work setting were discussed and demonstrated .

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Webinar - Non-Dispersibles, National and Local Perspectives

Hosted by KY-TN WEA Collections Committee on March 26, 2014

Download Presentations Below:

Non-Dispersibles Webinar - Part 1 - Mike Gardner

Non-Dispersibles Webinar - Part 2 - Survey Results - Kim Martin

mike gardnerkimberly martinMike Gardner, Water/Wastewater Systems Manager, Bowling Green Municipal Utilities, and Kimberly Martin, KY-TN WEA Collections Committee Co-chair, CDM Smith provided an overview of the collection system problems faced by utilities from non-dispersible products and what is being done to address those issues. An overview of the efforts by the WEF Non-Dispersibles Workgroup and other organizations to understand the issues facing utilities was presented, as well as a summary of their efforts to work with the manufacturers of these materials to establish standards for labeling and product performance. In addition, a summary of the experiences from utilities in Kentucky and Tennessee was provided.



2014 KY-TN WEA Watershed Conference


Hosted by KY-TN WEA Watershed Committee

The 2014 KY-TN WEA Watershed Conference documents can be found here.


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2014 KY-TN WEA Watershed Conference!

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Nashville, TN

February 18-19, 2014
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