2021 Fall Conference Recap

2021 Fall Conference Recap

Grand Wayne Convention Center - Fort Wayne, Ind.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Thanks to you, we were back to "normal"  with over 430 people in attendance! Thank you to everyone who participated in the conference at the Grand Wayne Convention Center.
On Tuesday evening, we welcomed everyone with dinner and drinks; it was a great time to mingle, get the "lay of the land" and ready for the conference!

Attendees arrived Wednesday morning to coffee, donuts and a welcome ceremony before going off to their preferred track of classes - administrative, water or wastewater.  Wednesday's luncheon featured the Best Tasting Water in Indiana contest.  Auburn Water Department was crowned the tastiest in the state and will move on to compete in the Great American Water Taste Test in Washington, DC next year at the National Rural Water Association's Rural Water Rally.  After classroom sessions concluded for the day, the exhibitor reception kicked off with food, drinks, and the musical stylings of our own Wastewater Circuit Rider, Lorean Johnston!  Then, as if that wasn't enough, we ended the evening with a hospitality event in the hotel lobby!  It was a great time to wind down from a full day of classes while mingling with peers and friends. 

Thursday, everyone woke up to a delicious hot breakfast buffet before starting in on another day of classes. But first, our Annual Membership Meeting included the election of three board members. Brad Colter - At-Large, Tim Doersam District 3, and Pattie Campbell - District 4, all were elected for 3-year terms beginning in 2022


The Sportsman's Raffle was a hit once again, and this year's Grand Prize Winner was Angela Wirth from Ben Davis Conservancy District, who walked away with $1,500 cash! Brandy Lampkins from Fort Wayne claimed the shotgun for her own! 

Thank you to all our attendees, speakers, vendors, and sponsors for helping make this another fantastic event!


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