2018 Baywork Signatory Meeting Unveils New Business Plan

On June 20th, at its annual Signatory Meeting, Baywork unveiled a new Sustainable Business Model for the organization.  Twenty-eight representatives from 12 agencies examined the findings and recommendations from a year-long task force charged with increasing the capacity and effectiveness of BAYWORK. The Executive Committee will begin to build out this model starting with a meeting on August 8th. With the active engagement of all the participating agencies, we will ensure that the industry has the workforce needed to maintain operational reliability.

Here are a few of the recommendations:

  1. Prioritize a strategic focus on engaging signatory agencies, while continuing to provide a level of service consistent with previous years.
  2. Expand the current membership structure to include options for non-agency members, but retain agencies as the only voting members.
  3. Develop an Executive Board that is part of the larger Executive Committee, with Board members elected by signatory agencies

Steven Currie (EBMUD) and Lisa Beem (SFPUC) address the Signatory Meeting

Each of the BAYWORK committees reported on their successes in the last year. Among the highlights were hosting two career fairs and providing externships for public school teachers. We also held a Workshop On Wheels in which agency staff visited a number of facilities to learn about best practices and innovations. A day-long Training Buffet, attended by 132 water and wastewater professionals from 37 Bay Area utilities, covered a wide array of topics.

We look forward to expanding our activities in the coming year in order to provide even greater value to our member agencies.