Greetings and salutations Southeast Chapter members, I hope everyone had a good winter season and are ready for spring!
The 2022 IECA 50th Anniversary Annual Conference & Expo was February 15 – 18, 2022 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. It was great to see many of you there, and we had a great Chapter meeting and social.
Southeast Chapter Meeting and Social Event at IECA Conference
Our next Conference Event is the 8th in Annual Municipal Wet Weather Conference (MS4) May 2-4 in Asheville, North Carolina. Hosted by EPA Region 4, IECA, and the Southeast Chapter of IECA, the MS4 Conference is recognized as a key stormwater industry conference. We have an outstanding list of industry leading speakers for you presenting topics ranging from climate impacts to watersheds, erosion prevention and sediment control, endangered species, green infrastructure, resiliency, mountainous watersheds, stormwater standards, and post construction BMP implementation, inspection and maintenance. We will once again be conducting the acclaimed State Panel discussions featuring representative from our EPA Region 4 state regulatory agencies. The conference will feature presentation form EPA on Wednesday. We have an excellent field trip of the New Belgium Brewery “Brownfields” Developments scheduled for those that are interested. We will once again be providing student and professional scholarships to attend the MS4 conference, so if you need financial assistance, we are here to help. I hope to see you all there!
We look to grow our Chapter membership in 2022. A plan we would like to implement this year is to have each member focus on finding one new member. Please challenge yourself to identify a colleague that you believe would benefit by becoming a member.
Please remember that we are her to assist you in your unique education needs no matter what the climate is. The Chapter continues to have many great training events scheduled, so please visit our webpage to view the schedules and dates. Remember to check the webpage periodically so you do not miss out on any of our outstanding educational opportunities. Also, IECA Members receive a discounted rate on all virtual courses in the IECA eHub (https://ehub.ieca.org/), and also have access to the free member library of courses.
If you have any comments, questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or the other Board Members.
J.P. Johns, PE
2021/2023 Southeast Chapter President