Everyone is aware that baby boomers are retiring at an alarming rate. This creates numerous opportunities for employees to move into managerial positions. Our new Leadership Symposium will provide the management skills needed for those seeking career advancement.

This two day symposium will offer tracks for multiple levels of management including:

  • Becoming a lead or supervisor – what skills do you need to manage your peers?
  • Moving into mid-level management
  • Senior management and elected officials
  • Plus the annual Young Professional Summit will be taking place as part of this symposium


To lead the water industry in professional management and leadership development.


To create resources to equitably develop, promote and retain successful leaders in the Pacific Northwest Section.


We are now accepting abstracts for the 2019 PNWS-AWWA Leadership Symposium, to be held September 26-27, 2019 at the Yakima Convention Center. The abstract window closes March 1, 2019.

We are developing the three tracks in Leadership that will be part of the symposium. The three tracks are:

• Intro to Management – Becoming a Lead or Supervisor
• Moving into Mid-Level Management
• Executive Leadership – General Managers and Officials

State agencies also use the information to assess content and speaker credentials when assigning Continuing Education Units (CEUs). We will contact authors selected for the program March 2019. At that time, we will ask authors to submit a Speaker Release Form.

Click here for more information or to submit an abstract

Convention Center

Yakima Convention Center
10 N 8th St.
Yakima, WA 98901


Holiday Inn
802 E. Yakima Ave.
Yakima, WA 98901
(509) 494-7000

$139 per night


General Inquiry or Registration Questions

Email PNWS or call 503-760-6460