Thanks to everyone who helped put together our 2012 Annual Educational Conference this March. Special thanks to Ken Keller who keeps everything running and Bob Erickson who has now transitioned into our Past President. The Idaho Solid Waste Association continued to put on their popular Solid Waste Session. They are considering putting on a special session next year with a strong emphasis on composting. The Onsite Wastewater Association of Idaho joined us this year for half a day. We are in talks to continue having them join us in future conferences.
Elections were held this year. Our new and returning board members are:
Patrick Guzzle, President-elect
Ken Keller, Secretary/Treasurer
Nancy Becker, Area A Representative
Tyler Fortunati, Area B Representative
Scott Arnell, Area C Representative
Our Committee Chairs are currently:
Ann Potcher, Legislative
Susie Simmons, Awards
Jeff Batten, Auditing
Ken Keller, Budget
Patrick Guzzle, Education
Jami Delmore, Constitution and Bylaws
Promotion & Membership and Nominations & Elections are currently vacant. If anyone is interested in being involved with any of these committees please let me know.
Bonnie Christensen had to move away recently and will no longer be organizing the Digest. After much discussion, the board is interested in transitioning away from the Digest and going to quarterly electronic newsletters instead. This will require a change in the Bylaws and I will be working on that for our next annual meeting. Mary Ann Reuter, who maintains our website, is currently designing our newsletters. We are looking for someone to collect information for the newsletters to send to Mary Ann and possibly handle minor updates on our website. If anyone is interested in doing this, please let me know and we can go over more details.
If you would like to add information to our newsletters, please forward the information to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This can include training opportunities, new staff, retiring staff, information on new products, job openings, or articles on subjects connected to environmental health.
I hope to serve our membership well over the next two years and feel free to contact me with anything you would like to discuss about the association.
Jami Delmore, IEHA President