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2020 Fall Mini-Management Conference

October 12-15

Alexandria, LA

LRWA will be following all state COVID-19 guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety.  

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The Hotel Bentley

200 Desoto Street; Alexandria, LA 71301

Discount room rate: $98 + tax  (King and Double Queen)

Call hotel for reservations at 318-442-2226 (front desk open 24 hours)

Group name LA Rural Water or #275994  

The Hotel Bentley was constructed in 1907 by Joseph Bentley, a native of Pennsylvania who became wealthy in the lumber industry in Central Louisiana. During World War II, the United States military trained over a half of a million troops in the Alexandria area. On November 15, 1979, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. On August 1, 2012, plans were announced for local developer Michael Jenkins to renovate and reopen Hotel Bentley, with luxury condos, a 96-room hotel, meeting rooms, and restaurant. The hotel has undergone a multi-million dollar restoration.

For more information about The Hotel Bentley http://www.hotelbentleyandcondos.com/home/

Holiday Inn Downtown

701 4th Street; Alexandria, LA 71301

Discount room rate:  $99 + tax 

Call hotel for reservations at 318-541-8333 or online at Rural Water Online

Group name/code:  RWA or Rural Water Block

Welcome to the brand new Holiday Inn Alexandria – Downtown in the heart of Alexandria, Louisiana. The hotel is five city blocks off of Interstate 49 resting on the banks of the Red River. The Holiday Inn Alexandria – Downtown is Alexandria’s premier full service hotel. We have The Levee restaurant, Southern Heritage Bank branch and Aesthetician and hair studio.

Dine in The Levee restaurant and enjoy a specialty southern cocktail. Or sit in the mall area of the hotel and enjoy a cup of Coffee or one of our signature Coffee Specialty drinks from the Coffee Corner. The hotel also has a gym, pool, and laundry room and we are a pet friendly hotel, so bring your best friend and spend some quality time in the dog park adjacent to the hotel.

Seeking Experts to Present
At the LRWA October 2020 Mini-Conference

We have opened the Call for Presentations for the Mini-Management Fall Conference scheduled for October 13-15 at the Hotel Bentley and Holiday Inn Downtown in Alexandria, Louisiana. Those who wish to provide presentation(s) for consideration please click the button on the right to complete the online form.

Remember presentations should be devoid of advertisement. We are looking for topics relevant to the water and wastewater industry (new technology, security, utility management and board training, etc.). The Mini-Management Conference offers training opportunities for all aspects of the water and wastewater industry, from operation to management to regulation. LRWA offers specialized education and networking opportunities specifically designed for utility managers, town council members and utility board members.

The deadline to submit a presentation is July 27, 2020, at which time we will begin selections for the agenda. The agenda must be completed in August, so it is crucial that you contact our office by July 27th, in order to place your presentation on the agenda. The dates needed for the presentations are October 13, 14 & 15 (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday).

LRWA Mini-Management Conference is designed to bring together water and wastewater utility systems – large and small, municipal and rural – for sessions in operations, management, boardmanship and governance.

LRWA Annual Membership Meeting

LRWA has rescheduled the Annual Membership Meeting for October 12th at 1:30pm at the Hotel Bentley.  The meeting room will be determined closer to the date.  If you wish to attend please go to the LRWA Registration Desk on the 1st floor and we will be happy to direct you to the correct room.

Elections of officers and other association business will be conducted during the Annual Membership Meeting.

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