November 30, 2021- Association of California Water Agencies Conference
The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) conference took place in Pasadena from November 30 to December 2, 2021. I attended, along with other OMWD Directors and staff. The ACWA conference is an invaluable opportunity to attend education programs about water issues and hear from state leaders about the direction of water policy and law in California. This is especially important with looming water shortages and possible drought restrictions. I was able to compare notes with Directors and staff of other agencies about management practices and possible ways to improve how OMWD uses its resources and takes care of its customers.
For me, the most valuable class was on how to assess and manage District employee pension liabilities through the possible formation of reserve accounts and the importance of setting unfunded pension liability policies and goals, which are missing from OMWD written policies. I am pushing to establish those policies so the District can more accurately predict and manage its future pension contributions and obligations.
Which programs would you attend? The conference program is found here: https://www.acwa.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/FC21-OSschedule-WEB.pdf
Posted on 03 Dec 2021, 16:16 - Category: News
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