Date(s) - 04/15/2020-04/17/2020
8:00 am-4:00 pm
Natchez Convention Center
The 50th Annual Technical Conference and Business Meeting of the Operators’ Association will be held April 15, 16 & 17, 2020 at the Natchez Convention Center, 211 Main Street, Natchez, Mississippi, 39120. Pre- registration is recommended. A pre-registration form is included herewith. On-Site registration will be held on Wednesday, April 17 from 8:00 to 9:00 A.M. at the Convention Center.
The Natchez Convention Center will host the meetings and functions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The following hotels are located in Natchez:
Natchez Grand Hotel, 111 Broadway Street, Natchez MS 39120 (across from the Convention Center) 601-446-9994 or 866-488-0898, starting at $121 per night for single to $139 for suites, Block Name MWPCOA.
Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel, 645 S. Canal Street, 601-861-4600, Group Code MWPCOA $95 + Tax, if applicable, King/Double (Cut off date 3-14-2020)
Hampton Inn & Suites, 627 S. Canal Street, 601-446-6770 Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 639 S. Canal Street, 601-442-4462
For a list of Bed and Breakfast Inns go to www.visitnatchez.org
The technical sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday have been applied for 18 CEU water hours by MSDH (9 regs+9 others) and 18 CEC hours have been requested from MDEQ (12 Sponsored + 4 non- sponsored).
The conference will kick off on Wednesday with a Training Session conducted by WSU, Environmental Finance Center. The session will cover Asset Management for Water and Wastewater Systems and will be six (6) hours from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Training will resume at 8:00 AM on Thursday morning and continue until 5:00 PM. Thursday evening at 6:30 PM, April 16 will be our Meet & Greet with Dinner beginning at 7:00 PM. After dinner our Operator of the Year Awards Banquet for attendees and their guests registered for the full conference. Friday will have training beginning at 8:00 AM until 12 Noon, followed by the awards luncheon and installation of new officers.
The registered spouses and guests will be entertained by a Bingo Game on Friday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at the Convention Center with lunch to follow. This activity and all meals are included in the spouse/guest registration fee.
Registration for members of the Mississippi Water and Pollution Control Operators’ Association, Inc. is $300, non-members registration is $400 and spouse/guest registration fee is $125. These fees include all conference activities on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. For persons not attending the entire conference, fees for individual events are stated on the registration form. For operators attending the Technical Sessions for CEU/CEC HOURS ONLY, the registration fee is $250 for members and $350 for non-members. An additional $50 will be added to on-site registration.
Please complete the enclosed pre-registration form and return it with your check made payable to MWPCOA by April 3, 2020to MWPCOA, Post Office Box 720399, Byram, Mississippi 39272. If you have any questions, please call our office at (601) 857-0512. PURCHASE ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. PLEASE WRITE THE OPERATOR’S NAME ON THE CHECK. YOU CAN REGISTER HERE AND PAY WITH CREDIT/DEBIT CARD.