In attendance: Kirsten Wallace, Sue Lowry, Drew Dehoff, Jennifer Hoggatt, Amy Shallcross, Pooja Kanwar, Heidi Moltz, Matt Unruh, Jodee Pring, Julie Cunningham and Brian Atkins

Decisions:

  • None 

Action Items:

  • Continue with the next ICWP Board strategic planning session scheduled for January 25, 2021 with Tara Kuipers

Call to Order:

Kirsten Wallace, ICWP Board Chair, called the meeting to order at 9:03 a.m. Central time.  The Board summary from the December 3, 2020 call was approved.  Drew Dehoff made the motion to approve the summary and Matt Unruh seconded the motion. 

Treasurer’s Report:

Brian Atkins reviewed the Treasurer’s report and reported total net assets were $155,423.24 after expenses as of December 31, 2020.   ICWP Executive Director Sue Lowry and Brian have been working with Wells Fargo to add Brian to the ICWP checking account with Wells Fargo.  The treasurer’s report is attached.

Executive Director’s Report:

The Executive Director’s Report dated December 31, 2020 is attached and was distributed to the full Board.  Sue reported that she had a phone conversation with Susan Layton and Sharon Sartor from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) regarding the Corps’ Planning Assistance to the States (PAS) program.  Susan Layton has been named as the new PAS Program Lead for USACE-HQ and Sharon Sartor will be the PAS coordinator.  Sharon Sartor will participate in the February meeting of the ICWP Water Planning Committee.

John Anderson and Geoff Bowman with Van Scoyoc and Associates were invited to call in and give a brief presentation to the ICWP Board members.  Van Scoyoc is a governmental affairs firm located in Washington, D.C. and they described how they work on water resource and infrastructure policy issues and that they have a lot of experience in dealing with Congressional offices and Federal Executive Branch agencies.  Several Board members asked questions about how Van Scoyoc might be able to help ICWP keep up with issues such as tracking legislation and other topics.

Committees:

Due to the amount of time devoted to the discussion with Van Scoyoc and Associates, there was not enough time to go over committee reports.  Sue referred the Board members to committee summaries in the Executive Director’s Report.  Sue also reminded everyone of the ICWP all-committee webinar scheduled later that day featuring presentations by Olsson.

Upcoming ICWP Meetings:

The next ICWP Board strategic planning session with Tara Kuipers is scheduled for January 25, 2021 to complete the business plan portion of the strategic planning session.  

The Washington D.C. Roundtable is tentatively planned for two 1/2 day sessions on  April 15 and 16, 2021.

ICWP Internship Program:

The announcement regarding ICWP internships went out in early December and the application date deadline is January 15, 2021.  Heidi Moltz posted the announcement to the Handshake.com site.  Several applications have already been received.  A Selection Committee consisting of Sue, Heidi and the four committee chairs will meet the week of Jan. 18th to select the successful interns for 2021. 

Board Meetings:

Next call scheduled for February 4, 2021 at 9 a.m. Central time.

Adjournment:

The meeting was adjourned at 10:13 a.m. Central Time by ICWP Chair Kirsten Wallace.