Volunteer Opportunities 

Do you want to volunteer to serve on an FGWA committee? This is your opportunity to become more active in your association. Please take a moment to read through the various committee descriptions and choose the one that best fits you.

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Awards Committee –  Charged with nominating FGWA members, vendors, suppliers, or industry professionals for award recognition. Awards are presented at the Annual Business Meeting during the FGWA Annual Conference & Trade Show. The committee shall evaluate continuing and new awards for the association. Expected to participate in 2-4 conference calls throughout the year and minimal e-mail communication. 

Budget/ Finance Committee – Charged with reviewing association financial statements monthly or as necessary.  Oversees staff financial spending and assists staff in planning the annual budget.  Expected to participate in approximately 1- 4 conference calls throughout the year and light e-mail communication.  Committee chair is the FGWA Treasurer. Committee members must be a member in good standing for at least two (2) years.

Bylaws Committee – Charged with reviewing the bylaws and recommend changes as needed.  The committee meets via conference call as needed. Committee chair must be a board member in good standing for at least one (1) year. Committee members must be current FGWA Board members.

CEU Course & Provider Approval Committee – Charged with reviewing Course Provider and Coursework approval requests for the Florida Water Well Administrator.  The committee shall review the CE Manual each year and make recommendations for changes, to be approved by FDEP. The committee reviews the FWWA financials on a yearly basis to consider recommendations to program revenue. The committee meets via conference call as needed; moderate e-mail communication. Committee chair must be a board member in good standing for at least one (1) year. Committee members must hold an active Florida Water Well Contractors license and may not have a Conflict of Interest with the program.

Convention & Education Committee – Charged with developing the programming for the annual convention and quarterly membership meetings to include, but not be limited to, identifying: educational topics of interest to members and potential presenters on those topics.  Reviews locations, determines educational content and special event offerings for the convention and membership meetings. Assists in identifying sponsors for the quarterly membership meetings. Expected to participate in 3-5 conference calls throughout the year and moderate e-mail communication.  

Environmental Committee - Charged with addressing legislative and regulatory environmental issues of importance to the FGWA and developing relevant political strategies. This includes the promotion and maximization of funding for groundwater cleanup programs. This committee will also provide environmental policy and funding information to the Government Relations Committee, Board and membership as applicable. Expected to participate in 5-10 conference calls throughout the year, moderate e-mail communication (heavy during legislative session), assist with reviewing bills and amendments related to environmental policy, should be prepared for and be involved with legislative session including legislator and aide meetings and communications, committee meetings, etc. This committee will work very closely with contracted lobbyist and elected officials, as well as meeting with DEP and WMD’s representatives as necessary.

Government Relations Committee – Charged with addressing legislative and regulatory issues of importance to the FGWA and developing relevant political strategies.  To make recommendations to the FGWA leadership for annual legislative leadership awards.  Also follows regulatory issues. Expected to participate in 5-10 conference calls throughout the year, moderate e-mail communication (heavy during session), attend (if possible) meetings with legislators, committee meetings and follow bill changes, rules changes, etc.  Works very closely with FGWA Lobbyist.

Long Range Planning/ Investment Committee – Charged with: developing and recommending appropriate long-term financial strategies for FGWA; making recommendations to FGWA Board on investment opportunities and developing and recommending long range strategies to increase FGWA membership. Committee works closely with the FGWA Treasurer. The committee meets via conference call as needed; light e-mail communication.

Media Committee – Charged with overseeing the FGWA’s current communication tools and make recommendations for improvement and implementation of new tools and methods.  The committee shall strive to improve communications to members, potential members, the legislature and general public. The committee is responsible for reviewing and providing content for social media use. Expected to participate in approximately 2-5 conference calls throughout the year and moderate e-mail communication. 

Membership Committee – Charged with developing strategies to recruit and retain members to the association and to ensure the FGWA’s value-proposition is met by offering quality products and services.  Work with staff to create a plan of work for recruitment and retention for the year.  Expected to participate in 2-4 conference calls throughout the year and moderate e-mail communication. 

Political Action Committee – Charged with working closely with the FGWA’s lobbyist and Government Relations Committee to determine best use of political action funds. Members will review recommendations for PAC check requests and make final recommendation to the board of directors. Members will create a plan to increase funding for the Political Action Committee as needed. Expected to participate in 1-3 conference calls and moderate e-mail communication throughout the legislative session. The committee chair should also serve on the Government Relations Committee.

Rules & Regulations Committee – Charged with reviewing current and proposed Florida Rules and Regulations related to Water Well Contractors and the groundwater industry. The committee considers new, innovative ideas and industry concerns and issues as it relates to rules, regulations and legislation.  This may include feedback provided by the representatives of the DEP Workgroup. Recommended that all committee members hold an active Florida Water Well Contractors license and a complete understanding of current Florida Rule.

Safety Committee – Charged with ensuring no exhibitors violate safety codes onsite at the annual convention.  In addition, reviews outgoing materials presented by staff to ensure proper codes and rules are being enforced and practiced and recommends safety topics and/or articles to be included in member marketing materials.  Minimal e-mail communication.

Scholarship Committee – Charged with evaluating scholarship applicants and make recipient recommendation to the board of directors.  Expected to participate in 2-4 conference calls throughout the year and minimal e-mail communication. 

Site Selection Committee – Charged with reviewing proposed site selections and making recommendations for future meeting locations, including the quarterly membership meeting and annual convention.  The committee will work with staff to ensure that the site selection process continues the geographic rotation of meeting sites.  The committee meets via conference call as needed; light e-mail communication.