Dale Baxmann brought the meeting to order at 10:30 am. Thanks were given to the City of Redmond for hosting this month.

Bob Eastwood presented Linda McMurphy with a plaque “in recognition of many years of dedicated service in Cross Connection Prevention.” Larry Holmes presented her with a Wonder Woman “Girl Power” layer cake.

The group is in need of a meeting location for September and it was decided that Edmonds would host. Bob Eastwood reported that all bios, speakers, etc. are set up for the seminar. Wednesday Smith reported that she received 11,924 email addresses from the State Department of  Health. These addresses include both Group A and Group B systems.  There are 2,687 in Group A.  Narrowing this group down to water districts and purveyors we end up with 544. Wednesday made a motion to send an email to the 544 email addresses to encourage them to join The Group. She will attach a brochure that introduces The Group.  It was seconded by Dennis McLaughlin. There was discussion and concern that if more people sign up, we may max out the number of attendees at the seminar.  It was decided that we may need to look at a change in venue if the group out grows the current facility.

Rachel Neville reported that it is now possible to renew your yearly certification online and pay with credit card. They are working on having the ability to print out your Validation Cards online,
but at this time, they will need to mail them to you. Meeting adjourned at 10:55 am.  Next meeting will be hosted at the City of Edmonds, 7110 210th St SW Edmonds 98026, Topic is 2018 community event public education planning. 10:00am till noon.

A delicious barbeque was enjoyed by all present.

Those in attendance – Megan Bardsley, Dale Baxmann, Andy Brown, Ron Brown, Kathy Caldwell, Tyler Christian, Debbie Crooks, Bob Eastwood, Mary Gonzales, Larry Holmes, Mick Holte, Ron King, Jeff Kobylk, Bill Kuhlman, Dennis McLaughlin, Dominic McLaughlin, Linda McMurphy, Chic Nessly, Rachel Neville, Casey Parks, Linda Pfeiffer, Wednesday Smith, Chris Sutton.

Employment Opportunities with the Office of Drinking Water!

Washington State Department of Health has two openings in the Office of Drinking Water. Both positions are fundamental in carrying out our mission to ensure safe and reliable drinking water
for the citizens of Washington State. Please share these opportunities with your networks and contacts, or apply yourself!

We are looking for an Operator Certification and Training Manager, a position that oversees the staff responsible for implementing technical assistance and training program opportunities for
utilities and operators, the Operator Certification Program, Cross-Connection Control Program, and much more. Reporting to the Deputy Director for Operations, the incumbent is responsible for a
staff of eight (8) and for an annual budget of about $3.7 million (for salary, benefits, training, supplies, general office operations, and contracts). This position is located in Tumwater.


Drinking Water Operator Certification and Training Manager (WMS Band 2) – DOH3773

Environmental Public Health – Office of Drinking Water in Tumwater, WA by September 12, 2017

External Link: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1837850

We are also looking for a Public Information Officer, a position that serves as an ODW spokesperson to the media and works with others to ensure that water systems and public are alerted about
drinking water emergencies to protect public health. Reporting to the Communications and Outreach Unit Supervisor, the incumbent helps develop specific communications tools to effectively
communicate about high profile, controversial, and/or emerging drinking water issues. This position is located in Tumwater.


Communications Consultant 4 – Public Information Officer – DOH3775

Environmental Public Health – Office of Drinking Water, Communications and Outreach Unit in Tumwater, WA by September 12, 2017

External Link: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1837878

Thank you Everyone, Here are a few pictures from the Annual BBQ!

Congratulations Linda! We miss you!