IRWA Annual Spring Conference

THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER GREAT CONFERENCE!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 27th Annual Spring Conference at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho this year! The conference was another great success! We had almost 90 exhibitors displaying the latest in water and wastewater technology and services and nearly 200 attendees who had the opportunity to earn up to 1.3 CEUs on a variety of industry topics, network with colleagues, and have a great time! We kicked off with an opening session Wednesday morning, where we were honored to have Philip Combs, National Rural Water Association (NRWA) Board Member, as our keynote speaker. In addition to our traditional Awards Banquet Dinner and Great American Water Taste Test Competition, we had a variety of fun activities for our guests to choose from, including poker, bowling, wine tasting, and raffles. A special thank you goes to our sponsors whose contributions make our conference so much fun! See photos from the conference below.

Plan ahead to join the Idaho Rural Water Association at the Spring Conference in Boise, Idaho at the Riverside Hotel on March 13-15, 2019. 1.3  Water & Wastewater CEU’s will be available in two days. Don’t miss out on our Exhibitor Appreciation Meet & Greet with prizes, games, and free food! There will be raffle giveaways throughout the conference, as well as a poker tournament, bowling, wine tasting, and more! Check back in the fall of 2018 to register!

2018 Winners

AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE:

Administrator of the Year – Sandy Murphy (City of White Bird)

Source Water Protection System of the Year – City of Dietrich (Tom Young accepting)

Water Operations Specialist of the Year – Eugene Brown (City of Hazelton)

Wastewater Operations Specialist of the Year – Zack Trillhaase (City of Parma)

Doug MacNichol Humanitarian Award – Corey Rice (City of Challis)

Lifetime Achievement Award – Butch Anderson

Rookie of the Year Award – Carlos Martinez

 

DIAMOND SPONSORS:

  • Mountain Waterworks
  • Pipeline Inspection Services

SAPPHIRE SPONSORS

  • Advanced Control Systems
  • Great West Engineering
  • ICRMP
  • MetroQuip

 

OPAL SPONSORS

  • isiWest
  • Energy Management

 

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS:

  • Barbi Burke, Training Specialist

 

FRIEND OF RURAL WATER:

  • Karl DeHart

 

BOWLING AWARDS

The Toilet Bowl Award: Mason Brown (City of Chubbuck) for the lowest two game score – 166

The Hulk Award : Tim Sokolowski (City of Kooskia) for the highest two game score – 418

Highest Scoring Team: Darren Dancliff, Kevin McClain, Leroy Phillips, Nick Clos for the highest combined two game score – 1062

 

TEXAS HOLD ‘EM WINNERS

1st Place: Chet Crawford (Energy Management)

2nd Place: Frank Suwanrit (The City of Bellevue)

3rd Place: Kaleo Nawahine (The Core Group)

 

BLACKJACK WINNERS

1st Place: John Schwartz (USA Bluebook)

2nd Place: Philip Combs (National Rural Water Association)

3rd Place: Avery Wilson (CUES)

 

RIFLE WINNER

AJ Gray (City of Buhl)

 

TV WINNER

Rod Tubbs (City of Malad)

 

DISNEY LAND WINNER

Misty Barnes (City of Buhl)

Thanks for the Memories!

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Dance Floor
Melinda and Nick Clos
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Servline Presentation

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