Industry Engagement

FCS GROUP personnel and management are active members, participants, contributors and leaders within the professional associations that establish the standards for the effective management of resources and set the guidelines for achieving fiscally sustainability governments and utilities. Our contributions include association membership, leadership roles, presenting at conferences and workshops, authoring publications, and sponsorship.

“We are proud to be industry leaders who actively give back to our communities.”

Angie Sanchez Virnoche
Principal

Are You Calculating Your City Utility Tax Correctly?
Article written by Gordon Wilson and Tage Aaker

When Do You Need to Contract With a Registered Municipal Advisor?
Article written by Taree Bollinger and Scott Lester

The Uncharted Fiscal Waters of Legalizing Marijuana in Washington State
Article written by Timothy Wood

A/E/C Business Development – The Decade Ahead
Chapter 8 written by Taree Bollinger and Mary Beth Perring

Water Utilities and Fire Hydrants: Legislative Update
Article written by Ed Cebron and John W. Milne

Ports: Partnering for Job Growth
Article written by Todd Chase and Scott Keillor

Have You Reviewed Your Excise Tax Worksheets Lately?
Article written by Chris Gonzalez

Indirect Cost Allocation Basics
Article written by Peter Moy

Stormwater Rate Credits
Article written by John Ghilarducci

Medford’s Innovative Park Utility Fund Provides Dedicated, Non-Tax Funding for Parks and Recreation
Article written by Donald Ganer

Lane v. Seattle: Fire in the Hole
Article written by David Findlay and Angie Sanchez Virnoche

Could you have a check in the mail? A Two-Part Series on Understanding How Washington State’s Excise Tax Rules Impact Water and Sewer Utilities.

Article written by Chris Gonzalez                         Part 1            Part 2      

Growth by Acquisition or Merger – Does it Make Sense for You?
Article written by David Findlay, CPA, CMC

Inclusion of Future Costs in Connection Charges
Article written by John Ghilarducci

Long-Term Capital Financing Needs
Article written by Edward Cebron

Three Tools to Enable Local Governments to Recapture Costs and Enhance Revenues
Article written by Peter Moy

Valuing Water and Sewer Utilities, Generally Accepted Appraisal Methods
Article written by David Findlay, CPA, CMC

Water Conservation Through Rate Planning
Article written by Edward Cebron

If you are interested in requesting an FCS GROUP speaker or presentation for your professional association, or if you would like a PDF copy of any of the presentations listed here, please contact our marketing department at (425) 867-1802 x231.

2016 Presentations

  • John Ghilarducci and Christopher Meyer, Givens Pursley LLP; Cap Fee Basics and Legal Update
    • June 24  – Association of Idaho Cities
  • Karyn Johnson and Tage Aaker; Utility Rate Setting Fundamentals
    • June 23 – Association of Washington Cities Annual Conference
  • John Ghilarducci; System Development Charges Training
    • June 4 – League of Oregon Cities
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche; Rate Setting: Tools for Funding Future Infrastructure Projects
    • May 3 and 4 – Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council
  • Karyn Johnson; The Rate Setting Process: What Level of Complexity is Right for You?
    • May 2 – British Columbia Water and Waste Association Annual Conference and Trade Show
  • Scott Bash and Doug Gabbard; Setting Rates to Plan for Infrastructure Replacement
    • March 9 – Oregon Association of Clearn Water Agencies
  • Todd Chase; Port Strategies for Optimizing Tariffs and Grants
    • January – Association of Pacific Ports Winter Conference

2015 Presentations

  • Courtney Black; Cost of Service Rate Study Savings: Leveraging the Utility Master/Comprehensive Plan Cycle
    • September 16 – Washington Finance Officers Association, Tacoma, WA
  • Doug Gabbard; Water System Development Charges
    • June 17 – Pacific Northwest Section – American Water Works Association Waterworks School , Oregon City, OR
  • Karyn Johnson; Rate Structure Design and the Universally Metered Water System: How and Where to Begin?
    • May 29 – British Columbia Water and Wastewater Association Annual Conference, Kelowna, BC, Canada
  • Karyn Johnson; Does it Pencil Out? How Conservation, Aging Infrastructure and Other Dynamics are Impacting Utility Finance
    • September 16 – Washington Finance Officers Association, Tacoma, WA
  • Todd Chase; Communicating Port Benefits
    • May 28 – Association of Pacific Ports Seminar, Portland, OR
  • Todd Chase; View from the Trenches of Development Finance: Structuring Public/Private Partnerships for Critical Infrastructure
    • September 16 – Washington Finance Officers Association, Tacoma, WA
  • John Ghilarducci; Managing Financial Risk and Declining Water Sales
    • May 1 – Pacific Northwest Section – American Water Works Association Conference, Bellevue, WA
  • Chris Gonzalez; Using Objectives Prioritization to Drive Alternative Rate Structures
    • May 1 – Pacific Northwest Section – American Water Works Association Conference, Bellevue, WA
  • Peter Moy; Cost Allocation Plans
    • April 16 – Washington Public Treasurers Association, Chelan, WA
  • Peter Moy; Fire Service Options: Consolidations, Service Districts and Privitization
    • September 16 – Washington Finance Officers Association, Tacoma, WA
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche; Managing Utilities In the “New Normal”
  • April 30 – Pacific Northwest Section – American Water Works Association Conference, Bellevue, WA
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche; Utility Rate Setting
    • April 22 – Public Works Board South Sound Local Government Infrastructure Academy, Moses Lake, WA
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche; Fire Hydrant Responsibilities—O&M and Fiscal
    • March 23 – Washington Operator Workshop, Lynnwood, WA
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche and Sergey Tarasov; Rate Setting 101
    • April 15 – Washington Public Utility Districts Association Commissioner Orientation and Training, Olympia, WA
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche and Sergey Tarasov; Rate Design Prioritization: Rate Policy Development in Changing Times
    • April 29 – Washington Public Utility Districts Association Finance Officers Meeting, Olympia, WA
  • Gordon Wilson; A la Carte Rate Design: A Menu of Choices for Recovering Utility Costs
    • September 16 – Washington Finance Officers Association, Tacoma, WA

2014 Presentations

  • Bill Wilks; Determining and Setting Public Utility Rates
    • November 19 – Alaska Government Finance Officers Association, Anchorage, AK
  • Doug Gabbard; SDC Do’s and Don’ts
    • October 20 – Oregon Municipal Finance Officers Association, Portland, OR
  • John Ghilarducci and Doug Gabbard; Trip-Based Stormwater Rates
    • October 16 – American Public Works Association, Pendleton, OR
  • Todd Chase; Economic Benefits of Oregon Ports
    • October 15 – Pacific Northwest Waterways Assocation, Vancouver, WA
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche and Sergey Tarasov; Distributed Generation
    • October 1 – Washington Public Utility Districts Association, Anacortes, WA
  • Todd Chase; Methods for Analyzing Economic and Fiscal Benefits
    • September 25 – League of Oregon Cities, Eugene, OR
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche; Do Cities Have the Authority to Tax District Revenues?
    • September 18 – Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts, Spokane, WA
  • Todd Chase; Methods for Analyzing Economic and Fiscal Benefits
    • September 17 – Washington Finance Officers Association, Tacoma, WA
  • Gordon Wilson; Your Utility Finance and Management Swiss Army Knife
    • September 17 – Washington Finance Officers Association, Tacoma, WA
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche; Building the Case: How to Build Trust and Sell Rate Adjustments to Councils and Stakeholders
    • September 17 – Washington Finance Officers Association, Tacoma, WA
  • John Ghilarducci; Water System Development Charges
    • June 17 – American Water Works Association – NW SDC Workshop, Portland, OR
  • John Ghilarducci; Rate Study Basics
    • April 28 – Washington Finance Officers Association April Workshop, Yakima, WA
  • John Ghilarducci; Managing Financial Risk and Declining Water Sales
    • April 28 – Washington Finance Officers Association April Workshop, Yakima, WA
  • Bill Wilks; Getting it Right: Utility Rate Setting
    • April 21 – American Water Wastewater Management Association, Juneau, AK
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche; Solid Waste Finance and Rate Setting
    • April 10 – Solid Waste Association of North America NW Symposium, Everett, WA

2013 Presentations

  • Nathan Reese, Chris Cortines, and Carol Ehlinger; Indirect Cost Allocation Plans
    • October 25 – Washington Finance Officers Association Non-Conference Training, Yakima, WA
    • October 18 – Washington Finance Officers Association Non-Conference Training, Everett, WA
  • Todd Chase and Matt Ransom; Designing Local Improvement Districts So Everyone Wants In
    • October 3 – Growth & Infrastructure Consortium Conference, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Edward Cebron, John Milne, and Andrew Maron; Understanding and Implementing SHB 1512, The Fire Hydrant Bill
    • September 26 – Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts Fall Conference, Yakima, WA
  • Chris Gonzalez and Ken Howe; Using Objectives Prioritization to Drive Alternative Rate Structures
    • September 18 – Washington Finance Officers Association Annual Conference, Marysville, WA
  • Gordon Wilson; Understanding Wholesale Wastewater Agreements
    • September 18 – Washington Finance Officers Association Annual Conference, Marysville, WA
  • Peter Moy; Fire Service Options: To Be Or Not To Be
    • August 15 – Washington City/County Management Association Summer Conference, Port Townsend, WA
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche; Utility Rate Setting: Getting It Right
    • June 26 – Association of Washington Cities, Kennewick, WA
  • John Ghilarducci; System Development Charges
    • June 4 – League of Oregon Cities Workshop, Bandon, OR
  • Gordon Wilson, Edward Cebron, and Morgan Dennis; Capacity Rental Charges
    • May 10 – Pacific Northwest Section American Water Works Association, Spokane, WA
  • John Ghilarducci; Managing Finanical Risk and Declining Water Sales
    • May 10 – Pacific Northwest Section American Water Works Association, Spokane, WA
  • Karyn Johnson; Water Rate Setting Workshop
    • May 7 – Columbia Basin Water Smart Initiative, Cranbrook, BC, Canada
  • Karyn Johnson; Water Finance and Rates
    • April 24 – British Columbia Water and Wastewater Association Annual Conference, Kelowna, BC, Canada
  • Chris Gonzalez and Angie Sanchez Virnoche; Prioritization of Rate Structure Objectives
    • April 8 – Water Supply Forum, Bellevue, WA
  • Chris Gonzalez and Angie Sanchez Virnoche; Evaluation of Rate Structure Alternatives
    • April 8 – Water Supply Forum, Bellevue, WA
  • Gordon Wilson, Edward Cebron, and Ron Nowicki; Financial Stability and Capacity Rental Charges
    • April 5 – Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts Spring Conference, Yakima, WA
  • Todd Chase and Dan Heffernan; Public Facility Planning: Using the PFP as a Strategic Investment Tool
    • April 5 – Oregon American Public Works Association, Hood River, OR
  • John Ghilarducci; Connection Charges
    • April 4 – Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts, Yakima, WA
  • John Ghilarducci; System Development Charges
    • March 19 – League of Oregon Cities Workshop, Bend, OR
  • Todd Chase; Fiscal Sustainability Benchmarks for Ports
    • January 18 – Association of Pacific Ports, Oahu, HI

2012 Presentations

  • John Ghilarducci; System Development Charges
    • December 11 – League of Oregon Cities Workshop, Salem, OR
  • Karyn Johnson; Water Finance and Rates
    • December 5 – Irrigation Industry Association of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, Canada
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche disussing Staffing and Funding; A Breakdown of “Your” Collection System: What Information Do I Need, How Do I Get It, and How Can It Help Me Make Better Decisions?
    • October 21 – Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association Annual Conference, Boise, ID
  • Peter Moy; Development Fees and the Cost of Service
    • September 14 – Washington Finance Officers Association Annual Conference, Kennewick, WA
  • Karyn Johnson; Benchmarking as a Tool for Gauging Performance Efficiencies
    • September 13 – Washington Finance Officers Association Annual Conference, Kennewick, WA
  • John Ghilarducci; Managing Financial Risk and Declining Water Sales
    • September 13 – Washington Finance Officers Association Annual Conference, Kennewick, WA
  • David Findlay and Angie Sanchez Virnoche; Fiscal Policy and Policy Management, its Best Practices & Rate Design
    • June 6 – Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts Workshop, Federal Way, WA
  • Nathan Reese; Indirect Cost Allocation Plans
    • May 11 – Eastern Washington Finance Officers Association, Spokane, WA
  • Nathan Reese and Peter Moy; Indirect Cost Allocation Plans
    • May 9 – Puget Sound Finance Officers Association, Tukwila, WA
  • John Ghilarducci; Managing Financial Risk and Declining Water Demand
    • April 13 – Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts Spring Conference, Yakima, WA
  • David Findlay and Stacey Crawshaw-Lewis (Pacifica Law Group); Expanded Authority for Joint Utility Operations
    • March 20 – Washington Assocation of Sewer & Water Districts Workshop, Federal Way, WA
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche, Sergey Tarasov and Andy Evancho with co-presenters SNW and The Energy Authority; Electric Cost of Service and Rate Setting
    • February 8-9 – Public Utility District Workshop, Longview, WA
  • Todd Chase; Quantifying Economic Benefits
    • January 19 – Association of Pacific Ports, Oahu, HI

2011 Presentations

  • John Ghilarducci and Robert Grantham; Managing Financial Risk and Declining Water Sales
    • November 18 – Cascade Water Alliance, Bellevue, WA
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche; Correctly Calculating Rates and Connection Charges
    • October 27 – Conference on Municipal Utility Law, Seattle, WA
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche and Chris Gonzalez; Rate Relief During Economic Hard Times
    • September 30 – Washington Public Utility Districts Association
    • August 30 – Evergreen Rural Water of Washington, Vancouver, WA
  • Todd Chase; ROI Analysis Techniques for Urban Renewal Districts
    • September 29 – Association of Oregon Redevelopment Agencies, Bend, OR
  • Edward Cebron; Financial Sustainability to Support Utility Missions
    • September 20 – Pacific Northwest Clean Water Assocation Conference, Vancouver, WA
  • Nathan Reese; Indirect Cost Allocation Methods
    • September 13 – Washington Finance Officers Association Conference, Spokane, WA
  • John Ghilarducci; Transportation Benefit District Formation
    • September 16 – Washington Finance Officers Association Conference, Spokane, WA
  • John Ghilarducci; Local Transportation Funding Options
    • September 14 – Washington Finance Officers Association Conference, Spokane, WA
  • Gordon Wilson; 10 Steps to Saving Money for your Utility Rate Payers
    • September 14 – Washington Finance Officers Association Conference, Spokane, WA
  • Peter Moy; Basics of Performance Based Contracting
    • September 16 – Washington Finance Officers Association Conference, Spokane, WA
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche; Implementing the Supreme Court Ruling on Fire Hydrants
    • August 30 – Evergreen Rural Water of Washington, Vancouver, WA
    • May 11 – Puget Sound Finance Officers Association
    • March 29 – Washington Operators Workshop, Ocean Shores, WA
  • Karyn Johnson; Financial Aspects of Asset Management
    • April 20 – British Columbia Water and Waste Association, Kelowna, BC, Canada
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche; Conservation Based Rate Considerations
    • March 8 – AWWA Pacific Northwest Section Water Conservation Committee Meeting, Auburn, WA
  • Robert Grantham; Investing in Sustainability: When It Makes Sense and Justifying the Cost
    • February 11 – American Water Works Association / Water Environment Federation Utility Management Conference, Denver, CO
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche; Trends in Water Rate Making
    • February 9 – Evergreen Rural Water of Washington Spring Conference, Yakima, WA
  • Martin Chaw; Evaluating and Improving Utility Financial Health
    • February 9 – Evergreen Rural Water of Washington Spring Conference, Yakima, WA
  • Martin Chaw; Money Saving Capital Construction Ideas and Conservation Based Rate Design
    • February 9 – Evergreen Rural Water of Washington Spring Conference, Yakima, WA

2010 Presentations

  • Todd Chase; Structuring Complex Financial Debt Transactions for Infrastructure in New Market Realities
    • November 4 – Growth and Infrastructure Consortium Annual Conference, Tampa Bay, FL
  • Robert Grantham; “Green” Credits – Considerations to Incentivize Green Technology and Prevent Financial Challenges
    • November 4 – Growth and Infrastructure Consortium Annual Conference, Tampa Bay, FL
  • Todd Chase; Activity Impact Fees to Mitigate Street Deterioration
    • November 4 – Growth and Infrastructure Consortium Annual Conference, Tampa Bay, FL
  • Nicholas Almeida; City of Sacramento Revenue Program Development
    • October 7 – California Nevada Section American Water Works Association Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA
  • David Findlay; Annexation/Assumption/Merger Panel
    • September 30 – Washington State Association of Boundary Review Boards Annual Conference, Bremerton, WA
  • Don Ganer; Innovative Acquisition & Operations/Maintenance Funding Strategies
    • September 27 – Oregon Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference, Salem, OR
  • Sergey Tarasov; Conservation Pricing of H2O
    • September 16 – Washington Finance Officers Association Annual Conference, Vancouver, WA
  • Don Ganer; Water and Sewer Connection Charges
    • September 16 – Washington Finance Officers Association Annual Conference, Vancouver, WA
  • Todd Chase; Incentivizing Economic Development Using Transportation Impact Fees
    • September 16 – Washington Finance Officers Association Annual Conference, Vancouver, WA
  • Dan Edds; Performance Management Framework
    • September 16 – Washington Finance Officers Association Annual Conference, Vancouver, WA
  • Peter Moy; Consolidation Services
    • September 15 – Washington Finance Officers Association Annual Conference, Vancouver, WA
  • Peter Moy and Nathan Reese; Indirect Cost Allocation Methods
    • September 14 – Washington Finance Officers Association Annual Conference, Vancouver, WA
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche and Martin Chaw; Track 3: Management
    • August 31 – Evergreen Rural Water of Washington Annual Conference, Vancouver, WA
  • Martin Chaw; Setting Municipal Utility Rates: The Do’s and Don’ts
    • August – Association of Washington Cities and the Washington Finance Officers Association, multiple locations, WA
  • Peter Moy; Getting the Most Out of Outsourcing: Performance Based Contracting
    • June 6 – Government Finance Officers Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • Nihat Dogan; Basics of Financial and Rate Planning for Successful Utility Management
    • May 14 – American Water Works Association Pacific Northwest Section Conference, Tacoma, WA
  • Karyn Johnson; The Role of Financial Policies in Setting Cost-Based Rates
    • May 4 – British Columbia Water and Waste Association Annual Conference, Whistler, B.C., Canada
  • David Findlay; Reading and Understanding Financial Statements to Assess and Plan a District’s Fiscal Health
    • April 22Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts Spring Conference, Ocean Shores, WA
  • Robert Grantham; Asset Management
    • April 22Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts Spring Conference, Ocean Shores, WA
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche; Operator’s Role in Rate Setting: Comprehensive Financial Master Planning
    • March 25 – Washington Operator Workshop Conference, Wenatchee, WA
  • Sergey Tarasov; Can You Mine the Data Needed?
    • March 22 – American Water Works Association Customer Service and Information Management and Technology Conference, Portland, OR
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche; Rates/Billing: Water Conservation Based Rates
    • March 22 – American Water Works Association Customer Service and Information Management and Technology Conference, Portland, OR
  • Nihat Dogan; Utility Finances
    • March 16Regional Water Association of Pierce County’s monthly membership meeting, University Place, WA
  • Dan Edds; Performance Measures vs. Performance Management
    • March 9 – Oregon Municipal Finance Officers Association Spring Conference, Sunriver, OR
  • Gordon Wilson; Balancing Today Against Tomorrow: Forecasting the Future Impacts of Today’s Decisions
    • March 8 – Oregon Municipal Finance Officers Association Spring Conference, Sunriver, OR
  • Michael Kazanjy and Robert Grantham; Funding Recycled Water in the Silicon Valley
    • February 24 – American Water Works Association / Water Environment Federation Utility Management Conference, San Francisco, CA
  • Nicholas Almeida and Robert Grantham; Utility Organizational Structure Alternatives
    • February 22 – American Water Works Association / Water Environment Federation Utility Management Conference, San Francisco, CA
  • Martin Chaw and Nathan Reese; Good Management Practices Through Proper Budgeting Techniques
    • February 17 – Evergreen Rural Water of Washington Annual Conference, Yakima, WA
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche and Sergey Tarasov; Conservation Based Water Rates – February 17
    • Evergreen Rural Water of Washington Annual Conference, Yakima, WA
  • Gordon Wilson and Nathan Reese; User Fees: What Are They and How Do You Go About Establishing Them?
    • February 17 – Evergreen Rural Water of Washington Annual Conference, Yakima, WA
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche and Sean Senescall; General Facility Charges: Making Growth Pay for Growth
    • February 17 – Evergreen Rural Water of Washington Annual Conference, Yakima, WA
  • Martin Chaw; Utility Rate Setting Dos and Don’ts
    • February 16 – Evergreen Rural Water of Washington Annual Conference, Yakima, WA
  • Gordon Wilson; 10 Steps to Saving Money for Your Utility Rate Payers
    • February 16 – Evergreen Rural Water of Washington Annual Conference, Yakima, WA
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche and Sean Senescall; Comprehensive Financial Master Planning
    • February 16 – Evergreen Rural Water of Washington Annual Conference, Yakima, WA
  • Martin Chaw and Sergey Tarasov; Selling Your Rate Increases
    • February 16 – Evergreen Rural Water of Washington Annual Conference, Yakima, WA
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche; District Finances
    • January 23Commissioners’ Workshop for Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts, Lynnwood, WA

2009 Presentations

  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche, Martin Chaw, and Samantha Holert; Comprehensive Utility Financial Planning During Tough Economic Times
    • November – Evergreen Rural Water of Washington, multiple locations, WA
    • December – Evergreen Rural Water of Washington, multiple locations, WA
  • Don Ganer, John Ghilarducci, and Todd Chase; Models for Regional and Multi-Jurisdictional Transportation Impact Fees
    • November 6 – National Impact Fee Roundtable Conference, Phoenix, AZ
  • Dan Edds; Creating a Conceptual Framework for Performance Management;
    • November 5 – Association of Government Accountants Performance Management Conference, Seattle, WA
  • Karyn Johnson; Water Finance and Rates 101 Workshop
    • November 2 – Kelowna Joint Water Commission, Kelowna, BC, Canada
  • Peter Moy; Annexations/Mergers/Consolidation of Fire Services – The Financial Side
    • September 22 – Washington Finance Officers Association Annual Conference, Bellevue, WA
  • Edward Cebron; Fire Impacts on Water Utilities
    • September 23 – Washington Financial Officers Association Annual Conference, Bellevue, WA
  • Karyn Johnson; Implementing Cash Reserves to Promote Stability
    • September 23 – Washington Financial Officers Association Annual Conference, Bellevue, WA
  • Dan Edds and Martin Chaw; Financial and Performance Management Strategies and Solutions to Today’s Greatest Challenges
    • September 24 – Washington Financial Officers Association Annual Conference, Bellevue, WA
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche and Martin Chaw; Comprehensive Financial Management Planning – Setting a Path for Long-Term Strategic Management
    • September 24 – Washington Financial Officers Association Annual Conference, Bellevue, WA
  • Gordon Wilson, Setting the Price of Intergovernmental Services
    • September 24 – Washington Financial Officers Association Annual Conference, Bellevue, WA
    • March 8-10 – Oregon Municipal Financial Officers Association, Gleneden Beach, OR
  • David Findlay; Lane v City of Seattle Supreme Court Ruling – How Might this Ruling Affect Non-City Water Utilities?
    • September 17 – Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts Fall Conference and Trade Show, Chelan, WA
  • Don Ganer; Water SDC Methodology 101
    • June 24 – Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association/American Water Works Association 30th Annual Waterworks School, Portland, OR
  • Robert Grantham; Conservation Rates and Water Budget Allocations During Shortages
    • June 16 – ACE09 American Water Works Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche and Sergey Tarasov; Setting Water Rates to Promote Conservation
    • June 3 – Partnership for Water Conservation Workshop, Renton, WA
  • Todd Chase; A Global Recession: Helping Pacific Ports Survive and Thrive
    • May 29 – Association of Pacific Ports Seminar, Portland, OR
  • David Findlay, John Ghilarducci, and Angie Sanchez Virnoche; Fiscal Health During Hard Economic Times
    • May 12 – Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts Workshop, SeaTac, WA
  • Karyn Johnson; Universal Metering – What’s Next? Implementing an Effective Water Pricing Strategy
    • April 26-28 – British Columbia Water and Wastewater Association Annual Conference, Penticton, BC, Canada
  • Edward Cebron and David Findlay; The Bucket Brigade: Managing Fire Protection Services
    • March 19 – Marriott Hotel, Redmond, WA

2008 Presentations

  • Dan Edds; Cost Accounting for Strategic Decision Making
    • October 20-22 – Oregon Municipal Financial Officers Association Northwest Government Finance Institute, Portland, OR
  • Sean Senescall; Paradise Reclaimed: The Potential Windfalls of Water Reuse
    • September 23 – Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association, Kennewick, WA
  • Todd Chase; Creative Infrastructure Planning & Funding Techniques: Findings from the Portland Area and Beyond
    • September 9 – Association of California Water Agencies, Nevada/California Branch, Reno, NV
  • Dan Edds; Introduction to Project Management
    • August 18-19 – Washington Financial Officers Association, Yakima, WA
  • Samantha Holert; Financial Impacts of Conservation Rates
    • August 18-19 – Washington Financial Officers Association, Yakima, WA
  • Chris Gonzalez; Are We Calculating Excise Tax Correctly?
    • August 18-19 – Washington Financial Officers Association, Yakima, WA
  • Dan Edds; Introduction to Cost Accounting and Developing a Customer Focused Organization
    • August 22 and September 12 Oregon Municipal Financial Officers Association Northwest Regional Training Conference, multiple locations, OR
  • Martin Chaw and Samantha Holert; Setting Municipal Utility Rates – The Dos and Don’ts
    • June 19 – Association of Washington Cities, Yakima, WA
  • John Ghilarducci; Funding Infrastructure Locally: Rates v. SDCs v. Impact Fees v. Taxes
    • May 9 – LORMAN Approval and Funding of Infrastructure in Washington Seminar, Tacoma, WA
  • Robert Grantham and Edward Cebron; Asset Management: A Financial Perspective
    • May 6-9 – Association of California Water Agencies, Monterey, CA
    • May 15 – Nevada Water Environment Association, Reno, NV
  • Karyn Johnson; Designing Water Rates to Reflect Cost of Service and Support Water Sustainability
    • April 26-30 – British Columbia Water & Waste Association, Whistler, BC, Canada
  • Angie Sanchez Virnoche; Utility Rate Studies
    • April 8 – Washington Municipal Treasurers Association, Chelan, WA

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