Sunday, July 14 - Tuesday, July 16, 2019




KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

A Look Inside the EPA

Receive an inside look into cases investigated and prosecuted by the EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division.  Learn how to identify signs of criminal activity within your community. Understand the procedures EPA uses to investigate.  Find out how we can work together to deter illegal activity.

Kimberly Bahney has been a Special Agent with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) since 2008.  SA Bahney has investigated environmental crimes among many media, including water, hazardous waste and air.  She worked in the Houston, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona EPA-CID offices before coming to Lenexa, Kansas in 2012.  From 2003 to 2008, SA Bahney worked at EPA, Region VII in the Water Enforcement program.  She conducted civil and administrative sanctions in a multitude of areas, including Wastewater and Drinking Water. 

Ms. Bahney has spoken at several water conferences, hosted by KWEA and IRWA.  She has also been an instructor at trainings hosted by the Department of Justice and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

Before beginning her career with EPA, Ms. Bahney orchestrated a water filter project in Guatemala to provide clean drinking water to rural villages.  SA Bahney received both her Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Arizona.

Cate Holston is a Special Agent with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Criminal Investigation Division (CID).  SA Holston works in the Kansas City Area Office in Lenexa, KS.  She began her career with EPA CID in 2011 and has investigated environmental crimes relating to hazardous waste, air, and water.  Many of these investigations have resulted in criminal charges.  Prior to becoming a criminal investigator with EPA CID, SA Holston worked as a life scientist at EPA Region 7 in the Clean Water Act 404/Wetlands Program from 2006 to 2011. 

SA Holston has experience speaking at trainings and conferences for workers in local, state and federal environmental programs. In addition to conducting investigations, SA Holston is the physical fitness coordinator for the Kansas City Area Office.  When she is not at her desk or in the field, she enjoys running and playing golf.  SA Holston earned both a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Kansas State University.

AGENDA

 SUNDAY
 
   
 11:00 am
GOLF TOURNAMENT

 2:00 pm
Exhibits set up
 4:00 pm
Registration opens

 6:00 pm
 
8:00pm - 10:00 pm
WELCOME RECEPTION

Board reception for young professionals - new to the industry (less than 5 years)
   
 MONDAY
 
   
 7:30 am
Registration, exhibits open
 
8:30 am

Breakfast
PLENARY SESSION
Speaker(s) TBD





 10:30 am

12:00 pm
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Lunch; award presentation 

SPEAKER - TBD


 1:30 pm
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 3:00 pm
Break

 3:30 pm
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 5:00 pm
RECEPTION - bring the family!
   
 TUESDAY
 
   
 7:30 am
Registration, breakfast exhibits open
SWANA meeting


 8:30 am
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 10:00 am
break

 10:30 am
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
   
 12:00 pm
Lunch

 1:00 pm
CONCURRENT SESSIONS



2:30 pm


4:00 pm


Tanks session continued


Conference adjourns

REGISTRATION

Registration is now openREGISTER


RESORT INFORMATION

Room Rate for 2019 is $115 for run of the house, and Resort complex room. Rate for suites:   $249 for Resort One Bedroom Suite, $389 for Resort Two Bedroom Suite

Hotel reservations may be made by calling 800-826-8272 or at www.tan-tar-a.com. Please reference the group code of "MWCC" in order to receive the rates indicated above.


GOLF TOURNAMENT

The golf tournament is Sunday, July 14, with a shotgun start at 11 am.   We will be playing at The Oaks Golf Course. The registration fee for the golf tournament is $100 per person, or $360 for a team.


RECEPTION FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

The board of directors will be hosting a reception Sunday evening at 8:00 pm for those attendees who are new to the industry, with five or less years of experience.  Be sure to indicate your interest in attending on the registration form.


SCHOLARSHIP RAFFLE

Every year the Coalition provides scholarships to students at four-five Missouri universities.  These students are often in attendance at the conference.  Raffle tickets to support the scholarship fund may be purchased with your registration or onsite at the conference.

Grand Prize is $1,000; first prize is $400 cash; and second prize is $200 cash.


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