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Annual Conference

2016 Conference Program

PA-AWWA again welcomes Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) and DBIA Liberty Northeast Region to our 68th Annual Conference.

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Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) and DBIA Liberty Northeast Region

PA-AWWA’s 68th Annual Conference
May 10-12, 2016
The Bethlehem Sands Hotel and Casino

77 Sands Blvd, Bethlehem, PA 18015



Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bethlehem
Hotel Bethlehem
Hyatt Place Bethlehem
Comfort Suites University


May 11th

 Best of PA Taste Test Registration and Information

Silent Auction Form




 Booth Set Up and Numbers

Vendor Packet

Exhibit Setup: Wednesday,  May 11, 2016 from 10am-2pm

Special Note: Due to a scheduling change at the Sands Event Center the Exhibit Tear-Down will begin at 12 noon. There will be a special luncheon networking opportunity at the Vision Bar from 12 pm-1:30 pm .

Exhibit Tear-Down: Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 12 pm

Lehigh Valley Expo Show Order and Carpet Form

Lehigh Valley Expo Drayage Material Handling Form -Sands

2016 Electrical Order Form
Special Note: E-mail the electrical form to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center.
Please send form back to


PA-AWWA 2016 Golf Tournament

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Special Note: 10:30am Shotgun Start

Whitetail Golf Course
2679 Klein Rd
Bath, PA 18014


  May 11th (7pm-10pm)
“All the way from New Jersey”
DBIA and PA-AWWA Special Event
(must be registered for the conference and wrist band required for entry)
Water Hammer pic

 Water Hammer 2016





Special thanks to: Jonathan Wexler, Sports Speakers 360

Keynote Speaker: Mike Quick

Eagles Wide Receiver great

*Special thanks to: The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame

If the 1983 NFL draft was the Year of the Quarterback with Hall of Famers John Elway, Jim Kelly and Dan Marino going in the first round, the previous year was decidedly NOT the year of the wide receiver. The first three receivers of the 1982 NFL draft included such forgettable names as Anthony Hancock (11th), Lindsay Scott (13th) and Perry Tuttle (19th).

However, the 1982 draft was definitely the year for one  wide receiver since the 4th receiver and 20th pick that year was Mike Quick, a 6’2″ 190 pounder out of NC State selected by Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles had actually targeted Tuttle, who had run a 4.4 in the 40 (to Quick’s 4.6). However, Buffalo traded up and chose Tuttle right before the Eagles. Fortunately for Philadelphia , Lynn Stiles, executive director of player personnel had scouted Quick:   “We had a highlight film of him and most of it was blocking,” Stiles says. “I liked his toughness and ability to go into a crowd. On the basis of what I’d seen, I called him the most competitive and sure-handed receiver in the draft.”
Following the strike-shortened 1982 season Quick set team records in 1983 with 69 catches and 1,409 yards to go along with 13 touchdowns. While leading the league in receiving yards Quick earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl.

Michael “Mike” Anthony Quick was born in Hamlet, North Carolina, the youngest boy among nine siblings. Then and now, his close-knit, spiritual family under the loving and steadfast guidance of his mother, Mary, inspired and motivated him to succeed as an athlete, community leader, businessman, friend and most important, son, brother, and father to his twin sons

A gifted athlete from an early age, Quick’s first experience on the football field was with Hamlet’s youth league, where coach Clyde Norton, helped lay a foundation for his future success both on the field and in life.

Quick excelled at football, basketball and track and was among the distinguished seniors to graduate from Richmond Senior High School in Richmond County, NC. He was a member of the state champion 4 X 400 relay team and, at age 18, a world-class hurdler. Quick led his basketball team and conference in points that same year and intended to play basketball in college. Recognizing his talent and potential to succeed athletically and academically at a Division I college, Quick’s high school football and track coach, Ron Kroll, encouraged him to attend Fork Union Military Academy before going onto college. Quick recalls that Coach Kroll often said, “Son, you don’t even know how good you are.”

At Fork Union, Quick learned discipline as well as good study habits and continued to excel in athletics. He was named most valuable athlete and earned a football scholarship to North Carolina State, where he majored in speech communications.
Initially used primarily as a blocker, by the time he graduated, Quick was the leading receiver in Wolfpack history. He was offensive MVP of the Blue-Gray Game and played in the Olympia Gold Bowl, leading to that 1982 first round draft selection by the Eagles.
Quick’s 1983 breakout was the start of 5 straight seasons in which he lead the Eagles in receiving yards and touchdowns while earning Pro Bowl honors every year. He was among the NFL’s top 10 in receiving touchdowns in each of those years as well.
“He stretches the zones with his deep routes. Even when he’s not the primary receiver, he helps the others by creating more of an area for them to work in, said Eagles Quarterback Ron Jaworski. This ability led to one of Quick’s most memorable plays. On November 10, 1985 he caught a 99-yard touchdown pass from Ron Jaworski to beat the Falcons in overtime at Veterans Stadium. The pass play stands as the longest in team history.
Quick’s 5-year run as one of top receivers in the game ended with a broken right leg in October 1988 when he missed eight games and finished with just 22 catches. After catching just 22 receptions in 1989 and 1990 combined, Quick retired as a result of severe patellar tendonitis.
Since arriving in 1982, Mike Quick has been a fixture in the Delaware Valley, raising a family and working in numerous business ventures. An avid golfer, Quick also enjoys drawing – both expressions of his exceptional talent, eye-hand coordination and creativity. He also gives unselfishly of his time to the community, serving on the board of directors of Philadelphia Big Brothers Big Sisters and on the board of trustees for Archway Programs Foundation, which serves children and adults with special needs in Southern New Jersey.
Today’s latest generation of Eagles fans, too young to remember him dominating NFL defensive backs, know Mike Quick from his color commentary on Eagles radio broadcasts. Teamed with fellow Philly Sports Hall of Famer Merrill Reese, Quick provides a keen player’s insight to the nuances of the game, a perfect complement to Reese’s patented play-by-play calls
Mike is a member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and the Eagles Honor roll.


AWWA Representative

Steglitz, Brian VP




Brian Steglitz

Vice-President (2015-2016)

American Water Works Association


Brian Steglitz has spent his career in the water and wastewater industries.  Brian began his career as a consultant working for CH2M Hill in Herndon, VA before taking the leap into the municipal sector.  Since 1997 Brian has served Sr. Utilities Engineer and Water Treatment Services Manager for the City of Ann Arbor, MI at its Water Treatment Plant. Brian graduated from Yale University in 1990 with a B.A. in Economics and from Stanford University in 1994 with a Civil Engineering.


Brian joined AWWA in 1997 and serves on AWWA’s Strategic Development Advisory Committee and the Capital Project Delivery Committee.  He is also highly engaged in the Michigan Section, having served in various committee and Board positions including Chair from 2010-2011. Brian was honored with the Michigan Section’s Raymond J. Faust Award for Outstanding Personal Service in the Water Supply Field in 2013.



PA-AWWA YP Committee Presents:

YP Fresh Ideas Poster Contest
Deadline: March 4, 2016
Poster Contest Application


2016 Model Tank Building Contest
Tank Building Ad 2016

Tank Contest Rules Sign-Up 2016

Opportunities for YP’s to get involved at PA-AWWA 68th Annual Conference

At this year’s annual conference, there are some new opportunities for YPs to get involved:

1)      Conference Moderators

As a new initiative to get YPs involved and experienced, PA-AWWA is looking for YP’s who would like to volunteer to be technical session Moderators. Moderator responsibilities are addressed in the Attachment.  If you have questions or wish to volunteer, please contact Curt Fontaine at 724-755-5950 or at


2)      Conference Mentees

For the very newest of YP’s or those who have not attended the annual PA-AWWA conference before, this is a great way to get your bearings as well as make a connection with a more experienced professional. The new mentoring program is set up so that you will be assigned a mentor before the conference who will act as your guide to the conference and hopefully to the industry in general. If you’d like to sign up or have any questions, please email Amy Batdorf at

3)      Conference Mentors

If you just read the description for “mentees” and thought to yourself that you don’t need a mentor since you’ve attended the conference a number of times, maybe it’s time you signed up to be a mentor to our younger YPs! This is a chance to make a new friend, share some of your career wisdom and make the conference experience better for our mentees. You can invest as much time as you like, but our guidelines are simply that you make sure to set up a meet & greet with your mentee in advance and then make sure to check in at least daily and be available for questions or support. If this sounds like a fit for you, please email Amy Batdorf at



Suzanne Ciavola, PE, LEED Green Assoc

D 215.399.4308   C 610.220.7258

1700 Market Street, Suite 1600, Philadelphia, PA 19103


2016 Conference Presentations available here.



 2015 Conference Presentations available here.



2014 Conference Presentations available here.



65 year pin

2013 Conference Presentations available here.



2012 Conference Presentations available here.

Special thanks to: John Brady and John Geiger from Entech Engineering

  • PA-AWWA Recognizes Our Gold Sponsors

    Partnership for Safe Water


  • Public Notification Providers

    GeoDecisions Rapid Response System


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