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Raftelis Actively Involved at UMC 2019

February 19, 2019

Raftelis is looking forward to playing a major role at this year’s Utility Management Conference (UMC). The conference will be held in Nashville, TN on March 5-8. A number of Raftelis personnel will be attending, and several of our staff members will be giving presentations or moderating sessions at the conference. These presentations are listed below, and we hope that you will be able to attend if you are at the conference. For more information visit the AWWA website.

Tuesday, March 5

Introduction to Content Marketing: How this method is relevant to today’s utility environment (8:40 am)
Speakers: Melissa Elliott

Wednesday, March 6

Finding the Mettle to be a Successful Utility: Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s Renaissance (10:30 am)
Speakers: Darin Thomas
Co-Authors: Robert Weimer, Seth Garrison

Tailored System Development Charges – It’s More than Just Meter Size (3:30 pm)
Speakers: John Wright
Co-Authors: Chris Gray, Peter Mayer, Andrew Dickson

Conservation-Based System Development Charges (4:30 pm)
Speakers: Todd Cristiano
Co-Authors: Amelia Nuding, Andrew Rheem

Thursday, March 7

CustomerSelect – A Tool to Achieve Competing Rate Objectives (9:00 am)
Speakers: Kevin Kostiuk
Co-Authors: Sanjay Gaur

Rates and Ratings: More in Common Than Just a Name! (9:30 am)
Speakers: Mark Coffin, Joseph Crea, Townsend Collins, Amy Vitner

Fixing Those Affordability Challenges Requires A Full Toolbox (11:30 am)
Speakers: Jon Davis, Lisa Star
Co-Authors: Jennifer Fitts, Henrietta Locklear

Developing a Financial Plan to Support Deferred Capital Maintenance Funding (2:00 pm)
Speakers: John Wright

A Compelling Need Can Make a 28 Percent Rate Increase a Reality (2:00 pm)
Speakers: Will Kerr
Co-Authors: Debbie Lestitian, Rocky Craley

Communication Strategies to Gain Support for Capital Replacement Funding (2:30 pm)
Speakers: Melissa Elliott

A Twist on Cost of Service (3:30 pm)
Speakers: Rick Giardina