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Welcome to the American Backflow Prevention Association

The American Backflow Prevention Association is an organization whose members have a common interest in protecting drinking water from contamination through cross-connections. ABPA is an organization dedicated to education and technical assistance. Through its network of regions and chapters, local needs and interests are supported with the resources of the national organization. ABPA is committed to advancing all aspects of backflow prevention for the continued protection of all water users.

Vice President Election; Past President Selection

At a meeting on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in Salt Lake City, the Board of Directors elected Frank Snyder to serve as Vice President for 2019-2020.

The Vice President position had been vacant since the resignation of Peter McLaughlin in November 2018 due to health reasons, and the Board chose to postpone the normal VP elections that were scheduled for this spring since Mr. McLaughlin was unable to assume the presidency. President Brown was asked to continue as President for one additional year, and he accepted. On April 17, the Board also selected former President Michael Moss to serve as Past President for 2019-2020.

The regular VP elections will be held in the spring of 2020, and all members will have the opportunity to vote. Nominations for Vice President will need to be submitted no later than mid-January 2020, and you will receive additional advance notice. At the 2020 annual conference in Charlotte, our new Vice President will be announced, Frank Snyder will assume the Presidency, and Tim Brown will become Past President. Each of these positions will be for a two-year term per the bylaws.

Our congratulations go to Frank and Michael.   


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