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Fort Collins Utilities (Colorado) hired Kendall Minor as executive director. The position provides strategic leadership over the City of Fort Collins’ utility portfolio, which includes stormwater services.

The City of Mountain View (California) hired Danielle Lee as its first chief sustainability and resiliency officer. Preventing stormwater runoff from polluting local water systems is among the sustainability programs.

S. Doré Mead, a former Minneapolis (Minnesota) City Council member who had a 2-acre stormwater retention pond named after her, died at the age of 73. Mead was instrumental in helping city residents who dealt with frequent flooding issues.

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast received a $75,000 grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation (Florida) in support of its joint project with the Sarasota Audubon Society. The project includes improvements to an existing stormwater pond at the Quad Parcels at the Celery Fields.

The City of Aiken received the Municipal Association of South Carolina 2022 Achievement Award in the Public Works category for its Hitchcock Woods Stormwater Project.

The Southwest Missouri Council of Governments received a $47,500 grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to help the City of Marshfield handle flooding.

Southeast Michigan Resilience Fund partners are providing $1.6 million in grant funding to projects that will benefit communities in that area. The funding is aimed, in part, at adding 4.8 million gallons of stormwater storage and planting more than 900 trees for increased stormwater storage and habitat. Grant recipients include Wildlife Habitat Council, Charter Township of Van Buren, The Greening of Detroit, Rescue MI Nature Now, Washtenaw County, Detroit Water and Sewerage Department and Friends of the Rogue.

Roberto Clemente Park in the City of Grand Rapids (Michigan) received a Park Design Award from the Michigan Recreation & Parks Association. The park underwent several renovations, including a new infrastructure to educate visitors about the impact of stormwater on the environment.

The City of Lakeland received a $280,000 State Water Quality Assistance Grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for the Lake Bonny Stormwater Outfall Retrofit Project.

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts named Jillian Baumbach, PE, of VHB, as the recipient of its Young Professional Award. 


June 5-8

American Society of Civil Engineers World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, The Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta. Visit www.asce.org.

June 12-15

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

June 27-29

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

Aug. 28-31

American Public Works Association Public Works Expo 2022, Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina. Visit pwx.apwa.net.

Aug. 29-31

Smart Water Summit, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, San Antonio. Visit www.smartwatersummit.com.

Sept. 11-14

American Water Works Association Water Infrastructure Conference, (hotel TBA), Portland, Oregon. Visit www.awwa.org.

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 www.nrwa.org or www.stormcon.com.

Oct. 24-26

California Stormwater Quality Association Annual Conference, Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, California. Visit www.casqa.org.

Nov. 7-9

American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, Hyatt Regency Lake Washington, Seattle. Visit www.awra.org.


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