On August 14, 2014, The YP Chapter toured the Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Syracuse, NY. Following the Tour, the YP members grilled out in preparation of the Syracuse Chief's baseball game.
On August 1, 2014, the Central Chapter of NYWEA hosted its annual Summer Picnic event at Clark Reservation State Park in Jamesville, NY.
On May 22, 2014, The YP Chapter toured the FX Matt (Saranac) Brewery and their wastewater treatment facility in Utica, NY. Following the tour, attendees attending a beer tasting and the opening of Saranac Thursdays, a weekly live music event at the brewery. Transportation to and from the event and lunch were provided. The trip was sponsored by AFTEK, ARCADIS, B&L, CDM Smith, CH2M Hill, G.P. Jager, J. Andrew Lange, Koester, OBG, Pioneer Pump Systems, and Siewert Equipment. With the overwhelming success of sponsor support, the event also raised funds for the Central Chapter Scholarship Committee.
On March 26, 2014, the YP Chapter toured the War Memorial Cistern System in Syracuse, NY. The facility stores and treats rainwater to use for production of ice for their ice hockey rink. The system is part of Onondaga County's successful Save the Rain program. Following the tour, attendees of the event watched the Syracuse Crunch hockey team's 3-2 comeback victory over the St. Johns Ice Caps.
The event was well attended by NYWEA members as well as ESF students.
On April 26, 2013, the YP Chapter toured the green infrastructure projects at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, NY. The facility was installing cutting edge green infrastructure including butterfly gardens, porous pavement, duck ponds, as well as others.The system is part of Onondaga County's successful Save the Rain program. The event was followed by appetizers and networking in Tipp Hill.
2015 Young Professional Committee Members
YP Committee Chair: Jonas Balistreri (ARCADIS)
YP Committee Vice Chair: Eric Moody (CDM Smith)
YP Committee Members:
Ben Tillotson (ARCADIS), Lucas Tabolt (B&L), Amanda Kullman (B&L), Taylor Bottar (B&L), Ashley Waldron (B&L), Chelsea Armstrong (Beardsley), Colby Jesset (Brierley), Lauren Livermore (CDM Smith), Chris Eighmey (CH2M Hill), Matt Russo (CRA), Bryan Malone (CRA), Eric Dienst (GHD), Chelsea Fanara (GHD), Emily Cummings (EA), Megan Miller (EA), Chris Stankes (JA Lange), Jake Koester (Koester), Gregg Palmer (Koester), Aimee Clinkhammer (NYS DEC), Beth Gondeck (Student), Christian Hill (Student), Matthew Widay (OBG), Jim Thayer (OCWEP), Madison Quinn (OCWEP), Casey Clark (DOW)