WASDA Annual Meeting Postponed

Postponed. Never Cancelled. The WASDA Annual Meeting has been rebooked to February 6 – 9, 2022 in Naples, Florida.

WASDA Annual Meeting Rescheduled Due to COVID-19

After careful consideration, including possible alternatives, the leadership of the Water and Sewer Distributors of America (WASDA) has determined that the Annual Meeting will be rescheduled for February 6 – 9, 2022 at The Ritz-Cartlon Golf Resort Naples.

Things are still in flux in our communities and countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like every industry and business, WASDA is continually re-evaluating its next steps. The WASDA Board of Directors reviewed and discussed several options for the WASDA Annual Meeting that had been scheduled for February, 2021 in Naples, Florida. The leadership considered many factors, including participation levels, the economy, consumer confidence, travel restrictions, fiscal responsibility, potential liability, possible additional outbreaks of COVID-19, and the tenor of the attendee experience.

As registration for the WASDA Annual Meeting was not opened, there are no refunds of badge fees due at this time. Likewise, the official WASDA guestroom block at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Naples was not officially opened prior to this announcement. Any reservations that somehow were made under WASDA’s guestroom block will be cancelled and deposits will be refunded. Anyone who made reservations outside of the WASDA guestroom block at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Naples or at another hotel in Naples, Florida or the surrounding area, should contact the hotel to cancel their reservations.

Current Opportunities to Connect through WASDA

In the meantime, the Association is still open and working for their members and the industry. WASDA CONNECT 2020 was held on November 18. This event was a great way to reconnect with industry colleagues and to hear what the Association has been doing this past year. In addition, Gene Marks offered a post-US Presidential Election update on the economy, business trends, and more.

On December 2 at 11:00 AM Central / Noon Eastern there will be a joint Webinar with the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA). Participants will learn about the latest legislation and strategies impacting the world’s most precious resource. Doug Carlson, CEO, and Zach Perconti, Director of Legislative Affairs, will lead a robust discussion of what to expect in the upcoming months and leading into a new Congress in 2021. To register, visit wasda.com/future-meetings.

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