Committee Toolkit

Thank you for taking time out of your personal and professional life to provide your talent and expertise to the Section. Through your volunteer service, everyone benefits: the Section, the Water Community, your colleagues and you! 

Committee work can be demanding and complex while at the same time being productive, enjoyable, and rewarding. Your contribution is vital to the work of the Section. To assist you with your committee activities, we have provided various links and resources for your reference.
Should you have any questions, please contact Armando Apodaca, Member & Administrative Services Manager, at

Section Information

Organization Chart
Click on a committee to see the charge and roster

Committee Chair Guide
This document was developed to provide Committee Chairs an easy reference piece.

Section Policy Manual
Last Updated: Spring 2021

Leadership Guide
This document contains the Section policies and explains volunteer responsibilities. An Ad Hoc committee is currently assigned to update the leadership guide.

Technical Program Committee Resources
This page contains important deadlines and spreadsheets used by the Technical Programs Committee.

Stand-Alone Committee/Division Workshop
Check out how your idea or industry hot topic can be put together as a half day or full day workshop.

CA-NV Section Bylaws
This document contains the Section Bylaws as of June 2017.

Committee Resources

Committee Staff Support Roster
Click HERE to see a listing of Section staff assigned to support each Committee.

Committee Update Form
Update your committee roster with this form. Email changes to
Please note an excel spreadsheet will be downloaded to your computer to complete.

Application for Appointment to Committee
Request to join a committee by completing this electronic form.

Activity Reports  
View the most recent activity reports from committee members.

Governing Board Agenda Item Template
Use this form to submit a Governing Board agenda item. 

Web Page Change Requests

If you have changes you would like to see on your committee web page please submit your request via the Smartsheet Form.

Section Branding & Marketing Tools
Access and download Section marketing guidelines, logos, letterhead and PowerPoint. Please confirm use of logo with John Tucker, Communications Manager (

Virtual Events & Meetings

Upcoming Virtual Committee/Council/Division Meetings Schedule

Virtual Event Features

Tips & Tools for Effective Meetings

Doodle Poll - software to determine the best time for your members to meet
Free Conference Call - sign up for your free call in number to use when your committee members can't meet in person

Harassment Prevention training self-paced training program here: California Dept. of Fair Employment & Housing

Additional Resources on Effective Meetings can be found here: National Council of Nonprofits