Section Conference Information
Registration for our Section’s 2024 Section Conference in Spokane, WA May 1-3 opens January 2, 2024.
You can expect:
- Cutting Edge Training
- Full day of in-depth pre-conference sessions on Wednesday (an additional charge – not included in full conference registration)
- Hourly technical sessions on multiple disciplines and fields of interest on Thursday and Friday
- Vendor Trade Show
- All day Thursday
- Fantastic Networking Opportunities
- Wednesday Golf Tournament
- Wednesday Evening Opening Reception with Competitions!
- Thursday Young Professional Scavenger Hunt and vendor/sponsor hospitality events
- Friday Morning Section Board of Trustee Meeting
- Our AWWA conference visiting officer presents an AWWA national update
- Friday Awards Luncheon – Don’t miss this great luncheon as we present awards to our Section’s most worthy volunteers.
- Subsection Advisory Council Award to subsection volunteers
- Kenneth J. Miller – Water For People volunteer
- Heart and Soul – selected by the Section Chair
- Pioneer Award – outstanding Young Professional (with less than 10 years in the industry)
- Powell Lindsay – our Section’s highest award
- Fuller – AWWA’s highest award
- Passing of the gavel from Section Chair Dan Sleeth to Incoming Chair Nick Belmont
- Friday Closing Conference and Incoming Chair Reception
- Join fellow conference attendees from 5-6pm Friday night as we close the conference, pick up our purchased silent action items and toast New Section Chair Nick Belmont at this hosted event.
Please give a warm welcome home to this year’s AWWA Visiting Dignitary Sally Mills-Wright, a former PNWS member!
Sally U. Mills-Wright joined the City of Dallas in August 2017 and serves as the DWU Assistant Director over Water Production. In her role, Sally manages a team of 180+ in the operation and maintenance of three (3) surface water treatment plants and the reservoir management program for Lake Ray Hubbard, serving water to 1.2 million City of Dallas residents and an additional 1.2 million wholesale customer cities residents.
With a municipal water career spanning 20+ years, Sally got her start in the Pacific Northwest assisting tribal water systems come into compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act. During her career, Sally has worked in regulatory compliance, treatment, distribution, quality, conservation, source water protection, public outreach, and capital planning. Prior to joining the City of Dallas, Sally served as the Water Treatment Manager for the City of Arlington Water Utilities Department.
Sally earned her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, a Master’s in Public Administration from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon and holds a Class A Water Operator License from the Texas Commission on Environmental Compliance. In 2005, Sally was named Young Professional of the Year by the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and in 2018 was honored to receive the Association’s Volunteer of the Year Award.
Sally and her husband, Zebulon, live in Arlington with their son Conner, and two dogs – Norris and Dottie.