Programs & Education

Committee Chair

Trisha Frederick

This committee is responsible but not limited to events planned primarily to provide educational benefits to members such as the annual conference sessions, special program groups, workshops, training sessions, educational webinars, and special events.

Committee Chairs have been named for the 2021-2022 year and are already hard at work. If you have ideas that you want to bring to the attention of a particular committee, contact the chairperson named above via our online form. They look forward to hearing from you to make the year another outstanding one for AWBD and its membership.

Programs & Education Subcommittees

Conferences Subcommittee

Subcommittee Co-Chairs

David Corbin, P.E.

ElizaBeth Reeves

The Conference 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.

Exhibitors & Sponsorship Subcommittee

Subcommittee Chair

Daniel Lozano

The Exhibitors subcommittee is responsible for enforcing the guidelines of the exhibitor contract. The committee serves as a liaise between AWBD staff and exhibitors to provide a safe and successful venue for AWBD members to enjoy.

Special Programs and Parks

Subcommittee Chair

Tara Klein, PLA, ALSA

This 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 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, 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.

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