2020 Government & Regulatory Affairs

2020 Government & Regulatory Affairs

Government & Regulatory Affairs Workshop

March 4, 2020
Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center

100 Green Meadows Drive South
Lewis Center, OH 43035


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Online Registration will close February 26th, 2020
Registration Fees
OAWWA/OWEA Member Attendee$175
Nonmember Attendee$245
OAWWA/OWEA Member Exhibitor$350
Nonmember Exhibitor$475
Onsite Registration FeeAdditional $10


Booking Link
Discounted Group Rate Ends February 2, 2020
Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive
Lewis Center, OH

Technical Program

7:30 – 8:00 am:         Registration
8:00 – 8:15 am:         Welcome and Introductions
8:15 – 9:45 am:         The Ohio EPA Perspective
Ohio EPA Representatives will discuss priorities for 2020.  Please follow this link by 2/24/20 to provide any specific questions/issues you would like Ohio EPA to address.
  • Laurie Stevenson 
  • Tiffani Kavalec 
  • AmyJo Klei
9:45 – 10:00 am:      BREAK
10:00 – 11:30 am:    Legislative Lessons
Having positive relationships with stakeholders, including your local legislators, regulators and municipalities is a crucial component to many utility programs.  This panel will discuss the value relationship development and provide advice and case-studies on the benefits of working with your local legislators, regulators and municipalities.
  • Marylynn Lodor, Deputy Director, MSDGC
  • Danielle Giannantonio, Legislative Affairs Manager, NEORSD -
  • Todd Danielson, Chief Utilities Executive, Avon Lake Regional Water
  • Lou McMahon, Partner, McMahon DeGulis
  • Jeff Bronowski, Manager City of Akron Water Supply Bureau
11:30 – 12:45 pm:    LUNCH
12:45 – 1:30 pm:      A Review of Pending Ohio Legislation that Could Impact Water and Wastewater Facilities
                                  Desmond Cullimore, The Cullimore Law Firm
1:30 – 2:15 pm:         Privatizing, Regionalizing, and Partnering: The Policy, Economic and Social Perspective,                                    Glenn Marzluf, CEO Del-Co Water Company
2:15 – 2:45 pm:         BREAK
2:45 – 3:15 pm          Guide to Navigating a Sustainable Utility
                                   Doug Baldessari, Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors
3:15 – 4:15 pm:        The State of PFAS
PFAS is of emerging concern for both drinking water and wastewater utilities.  This presentation will talk about Ohio’s PFAS Action Plan for Drinking Water, the associated sampling, and provide regulatory insight into issues surrounding PFAS compounds in wastewater and biosolids.
  • Bruce Whitteberry, Assistant Superintendent, Cincinnati Water Works
  • WWTP pending
4:15 pm:                      Adjourn

This program is being submitted for 6 Both (Water/Wastewater) Contact Hours/PDHs

Program Subject to Change