2021 FSAWWA Annual Conference

December 10, 2021

“Negotiating the New Normal” was the theme at this year’s Florida Section American Water Works Association’s (FSAWWA) annual conference. The event was well attended by our associates and our clients. The event provided a great opportunity to learn from the utility industry’s best through technical sessions, workshops, and networking.

The conference Technical Sessions included two Jones Edmunds associates presenting for the first time. Christopher Makransky, EI presented on “Water Quality Considerations for Customers and Utilities amidst COVID Re-openings.” Sean Menard, PE, CDT, ENV SP presented on “Monochloramine Disinfection for Alternative Water Supply.” Sean commented, “It was a pleasure to serve and grow in knowledge at this year’s FSAWWA Fall Conference. This was also my first time presenting at a conference. It went fantastically and I know that is due to the amazing support from my peers that I received in the practice and preparation. These were all great examples of our company’s unrivaled service to each other.” Congratulations Chris and Sean on a remarkable accomplishment, your hard work and diligence have certainly paid off.

One of the conferences highlights is competing in the BBQ competition. This year, the Jones Edmunds, Charlotte County, and Alpha General Services, Inc. team won three trophies, including first place for People’s Choice! Lloyd Eason, Utilities and Field Supervisor for Charlotte County Utilities, said, “this was the best cook off ever.” Congratulations to the team for a well-deserved win.

A huge congratulations to David Yonge, PhD, PE for being recognized as the 2021 FSAWWA Region IV Volunteer of the Year and receiving the Council’s Award of Excellence for Distinguished Service: Technical and Education Council. The Region IV Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes an individual for the outstanding service and contributions to the Section. In addition, the Council’s Award of Excellence for Distinguished Service: Technical and Education Council is given to a member of the Section who has distinguished himself/herself by giving unselfishly to the field of training and technical education. David currently serves as the Chair of the FSAWWA Region IV Technical and Education Committee. In addition, he sits on the AWWA Emerging Water Quality Issues Committee and AWWA Emergency Preparedness and Security Committee. Thank you for your outstanding service to FSAWWA and Jones Edmunds.

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