b'BY MARINA TANAY, PRESIDENTPR E SIDEN TS ME S S AGESfuels my desire to serve you andWhat can you expect from this ometimes words resonate with you. They can be powerfulthis organization in a position ofconference? Starting with the theme of and express what you struggle to sayleadership. True Grit, you can expect a conference on your own.We are fortunate to have strong,full of inspiration and motivation. German pilot and spiritualsupportive board members. TheyYou can sharpen your knowledge leader Dieter F. Uchtdorf found therepresent districts all over this stateand skills in areas such as workforce words that speak for me about thisand have passion and commitment formanagement, new compliance organization and what weve dealtthe work. We have compassionate andlegislation, lessons learned from with since March of 2020. He said,energizing support from our executiveCOVID, capital projects management, Its your reaction to adversity, notcoordinator, Katie Granado. Theseand much more. You will find more adversity itself, that determines howpeople and you, WAMOA members,than 140 trade show exhibitors your lifes story will develop. Thatsmake service a pleasure and a joy. showcasing the latest in products and powerful.Each of you who give of your timeservices aimed at K-12 operations and When faced with adversity in theand resources to make this organizationmaintenance. form of a global pandemic, WAMOAsdynamic and relevant have set theExplore this issue and register reaction was the dictionarysstage to take WAMOA further as ourtoday! This will be a great opportunity definition of resilience. WAMOAstate opens back up again.to recharge, refresh and emerge recovered quickly from difficultiesWith reopening comes theenergized and empowered. and demonstrated toughness. Inopportunity to have a conference in our strategic plan, its the primaryperson again. And your board andMarinastatement of who we are as anconference committee are excited for organization: We are resilient.the opportunity to present the 2021 And that speaks to me. It makesconference to our members. it worthwhile and meaningful and The WAMOA Summer Journal COLIBRI NorthwestPUBLISHERADVERTISING SALES is published by PO Box 13130Peter PhilipsKatie HigginsCOLIBRI Northwest Des Moines, WA 981981003 206-779-2746206-914-4248 for WAMOA. peter@colibrinw.com katie@colibrinw.com6 WAMOA JOURNALTHE PRE-CONFERENCE ISSUESUMMER 2021'