The Conferences subcommittee is responsible for planning and coordinating all aspects of the AWBD Annual Conference and Mid-Winter Conference. This group also monitors and evaluates the conferences for potential advancements.
AWBD created the Emerging Leaders Subcommittee in 2019, launched its first Emerging Leaders class in 2020 and a second class in 2021.
The mission for AWBD Emerging Leaders Initiative focuses on and develops our current and next-generation leaders of Water Board Directors and Consultants. Participants can expect several diverse educational sessions where members receive robust hands-on training and mentorship that fosters strategic-industry advocacy
The Special Programs and Parks Subcommittee initiates and plans educational programs that fall outside of the scope of our normal programming. This includes Director 101 and any other programs that may arise due to a specific situation or crisis in the special district community. This subcommittee is also working closely with staff to design AWBD’s ever growing video library.
The Parks subcommittee hosts informational “Lunch & Learn” sessions to discuss diverse topics ranging from park maintenance, to water reuse, and even the importance of compost. These meetings provide insightful dialogue and resources to educate members on how to better serve their recreational spaces.