Subject: Training Conference update Agenda
All water and wastewater operators and our valued Associate Members:
You may have heard, the postponed Spring Conference will be held this Summer August 25th-28th. We have moved the class and exhibit area from the Ramkota Hotel (still the host hotel) to the 7,000 seat Casper Events Center Arena Floor. All classes will be good for all licenses and will be held at the Event Center. We will have a
outdoor Meet n Greet Wednesday the 26th at the Ramkota from 5:30 – 7. We have worked extensively with the Wyoming State Health Officer and the Natrona County Health Officials in redesigning this event. To keep everyone safe, we will be asking you to take a simple Covid-19 symptom screening survey using a health bot. Immediately before you arrive at the Events Center, would you please text 'Hi' to 307-316-6300 to start the automated survey process. You'll get an immediate text back with a blue link to the survey. Click on the link and take the three-question survey. Upon answering those three questions you will receive either a green, yellow or red check mark. Please have your check mark available for WARWS staff before entering the building. Stay safe and healthy.
Due to the redesign, only 350 attendees will be allowed to register. Also, only 50 exhibitor booths can be accommodated under the health orders. The Casper Event Center boasts a world class air exchange system and is a large part of the reason for the approval of the redesign. We will encourage face coverings when social distancing is not available, hand sanitizer stations will be available and the tables and booths are socially distanced.
If you have registered and paid your conference fees, we held them over and applied them to the August dates. We can hold over the registration or refund as needed. Let us know if you wish to cancel.
We will be working with DEQ Op Cert and others to make sure that hours for license renewals will be available prior to year-end. We are conducting online offerings, our “mini conference” format for the fall/winter, other training providers etc…. so that you will have opportunity to meet your CEU renewal requirements.
We have held over 30 hours of Continuing Education virtual classes since May 1 and will be doing more, both free and fee based from now until year end. We have held “mini conferences” in Cody and Newcastle, will be doing Pinedale, Evanston, Torrington and Casper before year end. The “mini conferences” are good for 16 hours for all licenses.
Our agenda is outstanding! We have rules, we have core, we have all licenses and we have great instructors as always. There are new classes that will blow your hair back and there are classes that will remind us of some of the basics that we need every day. We are looking forward to seeing you in Casper.
Mark Pepper, Executive Director
Wyoming Association of Rural Water Systems
PO Box 1750
Glenrock, WY 82637