Gov Affairs Workshop

February 24, 2022

Embassy Suites Dublin
5100 Upper Metro Pl
Dublin, OH 43017

Online registration has closed.
Onsite registration will be available for an additional fee.


Embassy Suites Dublin
5100 Upper Metro Pl
Dublin, OH 43017

A discounted rate of 20% off the best available rate
at the time of booking is available to attendees.
You can obtain that discount by using this booking link.


OWEA/OAWWA Members       $175

Nonmembers                             $245

Exhibitor                                     $350

Exhibitor                                    $475

Onsite Attendee
Registration Fee                        +$10


7:30 – 8:00 AM - Registration

8:00 – 8:15 AM – Welcome and Introductions

8:15 – 9:00 AM – EPA Update

Director Stevenson, Ohio EPA

9:00 – 9:45 AM – Division of Surface Water Update

Tiffani Kavalec, Chief, Ohio EPA Division of Surface Water

9:45 – 10:00 AM


10:00 – 10:45 AM – Division of Drinking and Ground Water Update

Amy Jo Klei, Chief, Ohio EPA Division of Drinking and Ground Water

10:45 – 11:30 AM – H2Ohio – the ODA and ODNR Perspective

Eric Saas, H2Ohio Program Manager, Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources & Clark Hutson, WLEB H2Ohio Coordinator, Ohio Department of Agriculture

11:30 – 1:00 PM


1:00 – 1:45 PM – PFAS Strategic Roadmap Summary

Katherine Wenner, Associate, Squire Patton Boggs

1:45 – 2:30 PM – Infrastructure Update

Jerry Rouch, Deputy Director, Ohio EPA

2:30 – 2:45 PM


2:45 – 3:30 PM – Infrastructure Funding – Applying and Utilizing Funds

Doug Baldessari, Partner, Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors & Joe Crea, Senior Consultant, Raftelis

3:30 – 4:15 PM – Developing and Implementing Asset Management Plans

Susan Schell  - Senior Management Consultant, Arcadis

6 contact hours will be offered

COVID-19 Precautions

Due to social distancing requirements, we will be limiting attendance and this workshop may reach capacity, so register TODAY!

We have heard from many of you who are excited to meet again in person and we are also looking forward to seeing you, safely. While it is impossible to eliminate all risk associated with COVID-19, we are working hard to ensure as safe an experience as possible. Here are some of what we are planning in partnership with Embassy Suites Dublin:

  • OWEA and OAWWA staff and hotel staff will be wearing masks and in some cases face shields during the event.
  • All attendees who are physically able to will be required to wear a mask when not seated. While we encourage you to bring a mask you are comfortable with, One Water will also provide masks during events. Masks are the best way to keep everyone safe when we are around each other.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided by both the venue and One Water.
  • We ask that you take your temperature before heading out to the workshop and that you stay at home if they don't feel well or have a temperature.
  • We will be observing a minimum of 6 ft of social distancing in the ballroom, so we will be very spread out.
  • We will be dismissing attendees by row to eliminate a large group during breaks.
  • Podiums, microphones and laptops will all be wiped down between speakers.
  • We will maintain recommended distances between all attendees, between staff and attendees,  and between speakers and attendees.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations within 24 hours of the workshop, or no-shows the day of the workshop will still be charged in full and will not receive a refund.

  • Any Cancellation 72-24 hours prior to the workshop will receive a 65% refund minus any credit card processing fees.

  • Any Cancellation 72 hours or more prior to the workshop will receive a full refund minus any credit card processing fees.

  • Two week cancellation notice required for Exhibitors.


Email or call 614.488.5800