NACWA Board Approves New Governance Documents, TAF Projects
The NACWA Board of Directors met in-person and via Zoom this week as part of NACWA’s 2022 Winter Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Among other business items, the Board considered a combined Financial Policies and Planning Document prepared by the Board’s Financial Policy Review Workgroup. The new document includes updated versions of the Association’s Financial Policies, Compensation Philosophy and 5-Year Financial Plan covering FY 2023-FY 2027. The Board unanimously approved the new combined document.
The Board also approved two Targeted Action Fund (TAF) requests. The first will support the development of a white paper to outline the lack of parity between federal investment in water infrastructure and other infrastructure sectors like transportation and lay out options to begin to address the issue.
The second TAF request will provide continued support to NACWA and AMWA’s Affordable Water, Resilient Communities campaign, which continues to inform Congressional efforts on infrastructure funding and affordability issues.
The meeting concluded with robust discussions on the Association’s plans for commenting on EPA’s revised draft of its Financial Capability Assessment document, which is expected to be released soon, and opportunities for NACWA members to assist minority and women owned businesses interested in working on water infrastructure projects. The Board meets next in April in Washington, DC during the Water Policy Fly-In.