The opening session began with speeches from NRWA President Doug Anderton. Anderton emphasized the need to build relationships with new representatives and to continue emphasizing rural water’s grassroots message.
Senator Mark Pryor from Arkansas and Rural Utilities Services Acting Administrator John Padalino also spoke.
The opening session also include “Memories” with NRWA CEO Rob Johnson and John Montgomery. Both were involved early in NRWA’s development and both are planning to retire in the near future.
More updates, including video from the event, will be available at a later date.