Worth Noting/Calendar - February 2022


Gregg Strakaluse was hired as the public works director for the City of Bakersfield, California. He spent the previous 15 years as the director of the streets and stormwater department for the City of Naples, Florida.

James Clinch was promoted from public works director to assistant city manager for the City of Venice, Florida. He was hired in 2012 as a stormwater engineer.

Charles Seelig was hired as the town administrator for the Town of Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Previously, he served as the town administrator for the Town of Halifax, where, among other things, he helped develop stormwater by-laws and remediation efforts. 

The City of Kenosha received an Award of Excellence from the Wisconsin Association for Floodplain, Stormwater & Coastal Management for its efforts to mitigate major flooding issues.

 The City of Rogers, Arkansas, received a Watershed Guardian Award from the Beaver Watershed Alliance for exemplifying watershed management. The city also is initiating a stormwater assessment update to map out stormwater issues and challenges.

Santa Rosa County, Florida, received a $499,075 award from the EPA Gulf of Mexico Division’s Healthy and Resilient Gulf of Mexico. The award category was Building Community Resilience Through the Reduction and Prevention of Nonpoint Source Pollution. The funding allows Santa Rosa County to create a project of innovative green stormwater infrastructure practices to address and improve impaired waters within the Pensacola Bay Watershed. 


Feb. 15-18

International Erosion Control Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis Convention Center. Visit ieca.org.

Feb. 21-24

Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana. Visit www.wwettshow.com.

March 2-5

National Utility Contractors Association Annual Convention and Exhibit, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, San Antonio. Visit nuca.com.

March 13-16

American Society of Civil Engineers Operation and Maintenance of Stormwater Control Measures Conference, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, North Carolina. Visit asce.org.

April 10-13

American Public Works Association Snow Conference, (hotel TBA), Pittsburgh. Visit snow.apwa.net.

April 24-27

American Water Resources Association Spring Conference, Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Visit awra.org.

May 2-4

Montana Stormwater Association Annual Conference, Holiday Inn Downtown, Missoula. Visit mtstormwaterconference.org.

June 12-15

American Water Works Association ACE22, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio. Visit awwa.org.

June 27-29

Water Environment Federation Stormwater Summit, Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis. Visit wef.org.

Aug. 28-31

American Public Works Association Public Works Expo 2022, (hotel TBA), Charlotte, North Carolina. Visit pwx.apwa.net.

Sept. 26-28

StormCon and National Rural Water Association WaterPro Conference, Gaylor National Resort and Conference Center, National Harbor, Maryland. These events are being held as parallel conferences. Visit nrwa.org or stormcon.com.

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