The Membership Committee is dedicated to the recruitment of new members into the Illinois Section American Water Works Association and retention of current members by educating potential and existing members of the benefits of joining the organization.
Develop strategies to increase retention as determined by the Membership Committee to maximize the current and future membership base by tracking retention rates and making regular contact with existing members through the use of the trustees.
Identify critical recruitment target audiences and increase recruitment as determined by the Membership Committee and use marketing abilities of the national AWWA Membership Committee to assist with this goal.
Define the value of membership and active participation in the Association.
Communicate, promote, and reinforce the value of membership and involvement to utilities, manufacturers, consultants, contractors, operators, students and other key decision makers in the water community.
Create and support recruitment and retention programs that further enhance membership diversity by using marketing abilities of the national AWWA Membership Committee to assist with this goal.
Volunteer requirements: in person meetings up to 2x times per year, conference calls up to once per month (12x times per year), help staff Membership booth at state wide shows (five shows per year average), travel to membership conferences to represent the section and gain knowledge about AWWA Membership.
** It is understood that participation is voluntary and meeting attendance is not necessarily an indication of level of commitment. However, participation is encouraged as we do not want a "committee in name” only.
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