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Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Opportunities Conference

Marriott’s Grand Hotel
Point Clear, Alabama
August 25-27, 2015

Location

Marriott

Room Guarantee/Cancellation Policy

The Marriott Grand Hotel has offered an attractive conference rate of $145 sgl/dbl occupancy. To guarantee accommodations your room reservations must be made prior to July 25, 2015. After this date, the hotel will honor any request for rooms at the group rate and subject to availability. Hotel phone number is (800) 544-9933 or (251) 928-9201 and ask for the Tenn-Tom Waterway block of rooms Code TTAA. You may also use this code to make your reservations online at www.marriott.com. All reservations are accepted on a guaranteed basis only. An advanced deposit of your first night room charge is required to confirm this reservation, or a credit card guarantee. All reservations are subject to a 24 hour cancellation policy. Any reservations cancelled within 24 hours of arrival will be charged one night room and tax. CHECK IN TIME IS 4:00 P.M. CHECK OUT TIME IS 11:00 A.M. Non-smoking room available on request based on availability.

Conference Registration/Registration Fee

The registration fee includes all conference sessions as well as the receptions and most meals. Guest tickets for individual events will be available at the registration desk. Conference registration is $350. Please fill out the Registration Form (PDF).

Registration Procedure

Send completed registration form with payment or billing instructions to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway at the address listed on the registration form. A telephone registration may be made by calling (662) 328-3286 or 888-Tenn-Tom; FAX to (662) 328-0363 or email to ttw@tenntom.org. Registration will be confirmed promptly upon receipt of the completed registration form.

Conference Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received no less than 5 days prior to the meeting in order to receive a full refund. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR CANCELLATIONS POSTMARKED OR CALLED IN AFTER THAT DATE. Substitutions may be made at any time.

Corporate Sponsorships

Sponsorships are available at a variety of levels.

Golf Tournament

The Golf Tournament will be on Thursday August 28, 2014 at Quail Creek Golf Course. Cost per player is $100.00 for green and cart fee. For more information contact Bruce Doughty (662) 574-0735; Josh Tubb (270) 527-2009 or the Council Office (662) 328-0812.

Silent Auction

A Silent Auction to benefit the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Transportation Museum will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 in conjunction with the Dinner session. For more information contact Agnes Zaiontz at (662) 328-8936 or azaiontz@tenntom.org. If you would like to make a contribution, please fill out the silent auction form (PDF).

LOCATION: Joe Wheeler State Park Resort in Rogersville, Alabama

DATES: October 19 – 21, 2015

Room Rate: $66.00

Reservations: (256) 247-5461

More information soon.  Visit the Alabama-Mississippi Rural Tourism Conference website.

Itawamba County Development Council
Executive Director Position

Opportunity Summary

The Itawamba County Development Council (ICDC) is a 501 (c) 6 corporation formed in 1953, and is charged with the responsibility of deploying economic and community development services, existing industry expansion and retention, and small business development activities for Itawamba County, Mississippi. Itawamba County is also home to Port Itawamba, a full-service public inland port located on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. ICDC responsibilities include duties associated with port operations and marketing. ICDC is currently conducting a search for a qualified and proven Executive Director to lead its economic development efforts. The Executive Director will be responsible for the implementation, coordination, and management of economic development activities designed to foster job growth in Itawamba County.

Download the Job Description & Application

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Director, Water Data Center

Download the Job Announcement (PDF)

Position is open! CUAHSI is still actively searching for a Director for the NSF-funded Water Data Center (WDC).  Available immediately, this position is located out of the CUAHSI offices in the Boston, MA area.  A successful candidate will be able to elucidate an implementable vision for the WDC and have management experience building software products. CUAHSI will accept applications from people across water science and informatics disciplines; Ph.D. is not required.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Richard P. Hooper, Executive Director (rhooper@cuahsi.org).

The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) is seeking a Director for the Water Data Center (WDC), a facility that provides water researchers with state-of-the-art data publication, discovery, download, re-use, and archiving capabilities. The WDC is a flagship facility of CUAHSI, an independent non-profit corporation, and is supported by the National Science Foundation. Although designed to serve the hydroinformatics needs of the academic water community, the WDC’s data suppliers and users include private and government entities throughout the U.S. and the world. The position is located in Medford, Massachusetts, near Boston.

The WDC is in its formative stage and the Director is expected to set both the strategic and tactical direction for the Water Data Center in consultation with the CUAHSI Board of Directors and community advisory committees. The successful candidate is expected to develop plans for future services of the WDC and to develop the funding strategy to achieve these services. The Director also interacts with the community to ensure that the WDC services are effective in advancing water science. This position is outward-looking as well, engaging other NSF-supported projects and facilities as well as representing the WDC in national and international standards organizations. The Director will be advised on informatics issues by a senior software engineer, but will be responsible for strategic decisions on technical approach, resource requirements, and prioritization of activities.

The WDC Director reports to the Executive Director of CUAHSI, who provides budgetary oversight. The incumbent prepares reports for the National Science Foundation on the operations of the WDC and negotiates the cooperative agreement funding for the WDC with NSF in consultation with the Executive Director. The WDC Director is responsible for managing staff (currently 4.2 FTEs) to achieve the technical, educational, and outreach goals of the WDC.

Responsibilities:

  • Evolve the vision for the Water Data Center.
  • Structure work plans and lead staff to deliver outstanding operational services and programs.
  • Maintain relationships with the Board of Directors, oversight committees, funders, and academic research community.
  • Represent CUAHSI in conferences, professional associations, and other public venues.
  • Develop and execute business plan for Water Data Center.

Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in a water-science discipline with research experience. A PhD is desirable but candidates holding Masters Degrees with significant experience will be given full consideration.
  • Knowledge of geo-informatics, especially data publication and management
  • Personnel management experience
  • Knowledge of standards-based, services-oriented architecture is desirable

CUAHSI was founded in 2001 by 33 universities and has since grown to over 130 members from the US and around the world. CUAHSI is recognized as a leader in the development of data standards and participates in the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the Commission on Hydrology of the World Meteorological Organization (UN), and the international Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS).

The position is available immediately. Interviews will begin on October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  For further information contact Richard P. Hooper, Executive Director (rhooper@cuahsi.org).

To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter (containing a statement of interest in the position), curriculum vitae, references, and salary requirements tobusmgr@cuahsi.org.

CUAHSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

August 26-28, 2014

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