OWASA Board of Directors Meeting Summary for July 8

OWASA’s Board of Directors met virtually on Thursday, July 8, 2021, and considered an agenda that included an update on recent diversity and inclusion work.

The Board of Directors is currently meeting virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Board received an update on recent diversity and inclusion work. These updates are provided three times each year, including the overall annual update in September. Key initiatives of the Diversity and Inclusion Program since January 2021 include modifying performance evaluation documents to include D&I in the overall competencies, training for supervisors on recruitment, selection, and hiring process, along with multiple OWASA-wide D&I meetups and discussions.

Strategic Plan

The Board received an update on the development of OWASA’s new strategic plan. A staff advisory group has been meeting in recent months to provide feedback on the strategic planning process.

Long-Range Water Supply Plan Guiding Principles

The Board approved guiding principles to use when evaluating water supply alternatives to reliably access OWASA’s allocation of water in Jordan Lake. The guiding principles will be used in evaluating water supply alternatives as part of OWASA’s update of the community’s Long-Range Water Supply Plan to provide an adequate supply of water for our community through 2070.

Future Meeting Locations

The Board agreed to schedule all OWASA Board Meetings and Work Sessions in OWASA Community Room beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Next Meeting

The Board will hold its next meeting on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 6 p.m.; the agenda will be provided here.