b'Region One Regional Training SeminarN othing tells you the world is getting back to normal more than a regional training seminar! With things up in the air, leaders in Region 1 were still committed to planning and executing the day as soon as the fully open order came through.Central Valley School District hosted the event at Selkirk Middle School and Bill Coder, Custodial Supervisor, at Central Valley was a driving force in the planning. Our ed partners got behind the event as well and sponsorships by Johnson Barrow, Belfor Property Restoration, Great Western Recreation, Great Floors, Mannington, Thrive Surfaces, First OnSite, CBRE, Northwest Playground Equipment, Wind Northwest, and Shaw Contract made the day free for school district attendees. Eleven school districts and 165 district employees were able to enjoy a coffee and donut break to start the day followed by opening announcements and welcome by Randy Acker, Region 1 Rep from Riverside School District, and host Bill Coder. Kevin Zickler from the Department of Retirement Services gave a presentation on how to calculate and prepare for retirement. The group then was dismissed to attend workshop sessions presented by many Ed Partners. Workshops included such topics as Whats New in the Custodial World, How to Improve Poorly Constructed Sports Fields, Athletic Flooring Selection, Care, Maintenance & Pitfalls, Roofing Asset Management, Thermal Imaging, Mitigation, Staying Positive in Difficult Times, Saving Energy & Rebates, Scissor Lift Training & Certification.A real treat was having the Davids Pizza food truck on site to provide lunch. This was a hit with all attendees! The afternoon program included a trade show, continued workshop presentations and a raffle of many donated prizes from the Ed Partners. Thank you to Bill Coder and the Central Valley School District for hosting this event. It was great to see everyone and interact with each other! 10 WAMOA JOURNALTHE PRE-CONFERENCE ISSUESUMMER 2021'