2016 Summer Workshop & Education Summit

July 26-28, 2016

Downtown, Denver, Colorado, USA

AWWA Sections Services Group is planning the 2016 Summer Workshop & Education Summit to be held July 26-28 in downtown Denver, Colorado, USA. The Summer Workshop provides training and skills building to help Section leaders or Staff to run the business of the Section more effectively. Topics at this training include a variety of association and volunteer management topics, interactive short sessions in tracks, and an exhibit hall.  Fun networking opportunities are also a part of the program. If you would like more information about how you or your section can participate in the Summer Workshop, touch base with your Section Relationship Manager

2016 Summer Workshop

Registration will open soon! 

Hotel Reservations

The Homewood Suites by Hilton/Hampton Inn Downtown Denver-Denver Convention Center is the host venue for our event. 

This property is unique in that there are two hotels in one building. AWWA has worked with the property to offer a room block in each hotel to give you options. The rate for both hotels are $179 per night, plus taxes. 


To book at the Homewood Suites, please click here.

To book at the Hampton Inn, please click here


Please Note: Summer Workshop registration and hotel reservations are separate. Please register for the meeting AND reserve your hotel room.

Summer Workshop Agenda

Most of you should plan to arrive Tuesday, July 26, for a welcome reception beginning at 5:30 p.m., and to depart Thursday, July 28, afternoon. Section staff should plan to depart after 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening or Friday morning.

Sessions for volunteer leaders and Section staff will run concurrently on Wednesday, July 27, and Thursday, July 28.

Tuesday, July 26 
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.           "Your Membership" Users Group Meeting
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.           Welcome to the Summer Workshop Reception

Wednesday, July 27 
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.           Summer Workshop Sessions
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.           Summer Workshop Happy Hour

Thursday, July 28 
8:30 a.m. – noon                  Summer Workshop Sessions
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.           Section Staff Workshop
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.           Section Staff Dinner


Engaging Retirees as Volunteers - Kristy Judd and Anne Bell

Better Board Minutes - Cathy Darnell

Ensuring Success for Your Section Scholarship - Linda Moody and Terry Walters

Leveraging AWWA's Financial Resources - David Lafrance, Gene Koontz, and Mike Howe

Setting Goals and Objectives - Mark Lehigh

The Value of Water - Jeanne Bailey

Fun Apps to Help You and Your Section Get Organized and Be More Effective - Kevin turntine, Alex Shegda, Mike Man, and Laurie Dougherty

Influencing Congress: How members and Sections can do it - tommy Holmes

Section Management 101 - Christopher mcGinness