Welcome to the Member Engagement and Development Committee (MEDC)

The Membership Engagement and Development Committee’s (MEDC)’s purpose is to promote the value of membership and be a resource to all our members for membership engagement. The value of AWWA membership means something different to everyone, so it is the job of the MEDC to retain current members through promoting the value of membership,  and recruiting new members. The PNWS MEDC is supported by the association’s MEDC, made up of representatives from all Sections to support each other with membership efforts.

MEDC’s focus:

  • Support mentorship, student engagement and career fairs through the 2020 Vision subcommittee
  • Reaching out to first year members to connect them with resources.
  • Provide subsection leadership with tools to engage their members, including Welcome Wagon materials
  • Creating and maintaining resources for our members!

2020 Vision Initiative Subcommittee

The 2020 Vision Initiative operates under the Membership Committee. The Vision was originally implemented in 2015 to develop a sustainable model by year 2020 that helps employers attract and retain talent and helps students and Young Professionals find fulfilling work. The Initiative Vision is as follows: To align with AWWA’s strategic initiative for a sustainable future by bridging young talent with the water industry.

How to get involved:

MEDC Monthly Calls, second Friday of the month, 12:00 – 1:00 via teams, contact jstultz@brwncald.com

Officer Members

Joanie Stultz


Brown and Caldwell


Chandra Hingston

Board Contact

City of Hillsboro


2023-24 PNWS Mentorship Program Accepting Applications – Deadline Extended to October 20th

Are you looking for a mentor to talk to about your career or to provide feedback regarding your career path? Do you want to share your experience with others? Then, sign up for the PNWS Mentorship Program today.

The Membership Engagement and Development Committee is excited to launch the sixth year of the PNWS Mentorship program, which will kick-off this Fall! The program involves a commitment of 5-6 meetings over a period of 6 months. You will meet with your mentor/protégé and develop a relationship with a fellow AWWA member to network and gain invaluable leadership skills. The application is available online, and mentor/protégé pairs will be matched in late October 2023.

If you are interested in being a Mentor or a Protégé please apply below for the PNWS Mentorship Program:

If you have questions or want to learn more about the program, please reach out to our Mentorship Program team Kyle Wong, kyle.wong@spwater.org and Doug Schlepp dschlepp@rh2.com.

Membership Database

The membership committee has been working to develop a new database. This database is accessible only with approval of the membership committee. This database will not be shared with third parties. Individuals requesting access must sign non-disclosure agreements and are strictly for official PNWS-AWWA use.

To request the database or information on behalf of your subsection of committee, please do so using the following form:

Information Request Form