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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.


UPCOMING CHANGE IN MANAGEMENT

The Board of Directors has negotiated with Fernley & Fernley to end the ABPA two-year management contract on November 15, 2019. The contract was scheduled to end on May 15, 2020.

Effective November 16, 2019, the ABPA will be managed by Advanced Management Solutions, West Jordan, Utah. AMS is a company that has been established by long-time member and Past President Patti Fauver to serve the ABPA exclusively. Patti is retiring from her position with the Division of Drinking Water, State of Utah, and is resigning as current Treasurer of the ABPA. She will lead a team of some 2.5 FTEs, plus other support staff, as needed, to manage membership, certification, accounting, the website, newsletter publication, conference preparation, and provide Board support. Plans also include improved Chapter communication and the reinvigoration of committees.

President Tim Brown stated, "This is an opportunity for long-term management that will serve the ABPA well. Few, if any, members of the Association are as well-versed as Patti on "who we are and what we do", and the Board is excited that Patti was led to serve the ABPA in this manner."

President Brown and the Board thank Fernley & Fernley for their management services since May, 2018.

Additional information will be provided in the next several weeks. Should you have particular questions at this time, please contact your Region Director or President Brown (tbrown@serviceauthority.org: 434-977-4511, x119).

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPEN TREASURER POSITION

Due to the resignation of Patti Fauver in order to serve as ABPA management, the Board of Directors (BOD) invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position of Treasurer. This important position is a BOD appointment for a term of four (4) years. The Treasurer serves as a non-voting member of the BOD.

In summary, a candidate must be a member of the ABPA in good-standing, be, or have been, a member of the National or a Chapter BOD, and have previously attended a National BOD meeting.

Duties include the preparation and supervision of all financial records, maintain all receipts and disbursement of funds, deliver periodic reports to the BOD, prepare an annual budget, and serve as Chair of the Finance Committee.

A detailed list of the qualifications and duties can be found in Sections 6.03.3 and

6.02.4 of the bylaws:

https://cdn.ymaws.com/abpa.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/Bylaws/ABPA_National_Bylaws_Amended.pdf 

If   the  position  remains  open  in  early  2020,  and  an  otherwise  qualified   candidate(s) has never attended a National BOD meeting, he/she may be asked to attend the meetings associated with the next annual conference in Charlotte (April 18-22, 2020).

Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, describing the related education and work experience you may have gained, but especially how you have satisfied the stated qualifications. A resume may be included but is not mandatory. Deliver your materials no later than November 18, 2019 to President Tim Brown at:

tbrown@serviceauthority.org

Thank you for your interest in the position of ABPA Treasurer.

 


You Are Invited!

What: 2019 ABPA Western Regional Backflow Conference

When: Monday, October 28, 2019 at 7:00 AM PDT to Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 12:00 PM PDT

Where: The Orleans Hotel and Casino, 4500 W Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89103

Regions 5, 6 & 7 of the American Backflow Prevention Association invite all members from AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, OR, UT, WA & WY to attend the Western Regional Backflow Conference in Las Vegas, NV on October 28-29, 2019.

This year's event will be held at the Orleans Hotel & Casino. It is expected to draw the top people in the industry for a meaningful interaction on rules, regulations and many other backflow related subjects.

Conference proceedings are organized exclusively for cross connection control professionals. This year's conference will include tabletop displays.

The purpose is to acquaint conference attendees with the latest in pertinent products and information relating to cross connection control and backflow prevention.

Register Now!

Hotel Information: To receive our special group rate, members need to enter the assigned Reservation ID: A9ABC10 through the hotel's website at www.orleanscasino.com/groups prior to the cut-off date. You may also call the hotel at (800) 675-3267. Be sure to provide the clerk with the Reservation ID: A9ABC10 to receive the group rate.

Questions? Contact your Regional Director
    Region 5: Jesse Bockhouse
    Region 6: Lyle Greenhill
    Region 7: Allen Wilder

We would like to see all of you in Vegas,

Sincerely,

Allen Wilder
ABPA Regional Conference 
wrbc2018@gmail.com
208-847-5822


 

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