2019 NEHA Annual Educational Conference: STIPEND APPLICATION

STIPEND APPLICATION 2019 NEHA Annual Educational Conference: July 9-12, 2019   Nashville, Tennessee The Minnesota Environmental Health Association (MEHA) will provide one winning recipient with full conference registration at the early registration price for the NEHA Annual Educational Conference: July 9-12, 2019 ($630 value) in Nashville, Tennessee plus select travel expenses.  The recipient will be selected based on the information provided in this application. Application Criteria The applicant must: 1. Be a MEHA member in good standing for at least five (5) years. 2. Be a current member of NEHA (or sign up if selected). 3. Submit the application. 4. Attach a letter from their supervisor or agency (if applicable) giving them permission to attend the Conference if selected. 5. Write a short article, including photos, following the conference for the MEHA newsletter sharing their experience with other members. Preference will be given to applicants who have: ➢ Participated on MEHA committees or been active in supporting the organization. ➢ Either never attended a NEHA Annual Educational Conference, or have not attended in the last 5 years. The deadline for receipt is 4:00 PM Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Submit your application form and attachment(s) to Jesse Harmon Jesse.Harmon@co.nicollet.mn.us. MEHA 2019 NEHA application

2018 MN EH Legislation Summary

The MEHA Legislative Committee has published a summary of Environmental Health related bills from the 2018 Minnesota Legislative Session (click the document to read the full summary):

All Minnesota voters will have these races on their ballot for the November 6, 2018 mid-term elections*:

  • U.S. Senator
  • U.S. Senator (special election)
  • U.S. Representative
  • Governor & Lt. Governor
  • Secretary of State
  • State Auditor
  • Attorney General
  • State Representative
  • Judicial offices

The 91st Session of the Minnesota Legislature:

  • Scheduled to begin January 8, 2019
  • Must end the regular session by May 20, 2019
  • Is a Budget Year!


*MEHA Does Not Endorse Any Political Candidates. The information provided above is solely for the purposes of encouraging members to be actively engaged in the political decision making process available to them as citizens of Minnesota and the United States.

WAHCity in Bloomington: October 11-12

Can't make it to Charleston, SC in person for the World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC)? We've got you covered!

If you are interested in advancing your pools knowledge but can attend the WAHC in person, consider attending the WAHCity in Bloomington!

WAHCity is an NSPF-hosted event in Bloomington where you can view Elements of WAHC, a broadcast track from the WAHC in Charleston, and network with other industry professionals. Elements of WAHC features the keynote address for both conference days, as well as session topics popular from WAHCs past. To read about each session and learn more about the speakers, visit thewahc.org/wahcity-sessions.

WAHCity: Minneapolis will be held at the Great Wolf Lodge in Bloomington and will include networking opportunities, sponsor tables, the closing reception, and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Great Wolf Lodge waterpark facility for up to 40 attendees. WAHCity is an opportunity to grow yourself and your organization through world-class aquatic research and education, all while engaging with local industry leaders.

Additional perks include discounted room rates at the Great Wolf Lodge, as well as four complimentary waterpark passes. Limited space is available, so pack up the car and WAHC your whole family into a fun (and educational!) conference experience. Register now to secure your WAHCity: Minneapolis ticket!

MEHA Members Save $50 on registration using the following code: MEHA50

Register here: WAHCity Bloomington

MEHA Scholarship Events


Come Have Some Fun at the 2018 Spring Conference!

Sign up Starting March 28th 2018

Mary Lauren Olson Memorial Scholarship Golf Event, Bean Bag Tournament, and Raffle

The MEHA Scholarship Committee is hosting a few fun events to encourage members to hang out with some old friends and make some new ones. Proceeds from these events go directly to the scholarship funds that support the Mary Lauren Olson Memorial and Northstar scholarships. 

Interested? Contact Nick Koreen at nicklaus.koreen@minneapolismn.gov to register for golf or bags tournaments, or sign up online below. Hope to see you all out there!

Golf Event

Come play a round (or two)! Wednesday afternoon will showcase a best ball golf tournament at the Lakes course which is right across the street from the main lodge at Ruttger’s Bay. Everyone starts together at 1:30 pm. Registration includes golf, cart, a sleeve of golf balls, and a chance to win door prizes. The nine hole option is $50 while the 18 hole option is $65. Door prizes and happy hour gathering will take place around 4:30 but those that want to play 18 holes are still eligible to win.

Bag Toss

Come toss some bags! Back by popular demand, we are bringing back the beanbag tournament and holding it Thursday night to encourage wide participation. The tournament will feature two person teams and a double elimination format that guarantees at least two rounds of action per team. Registration is $50 per team and includes a door prize for each participant along with cash prizes for first and second place. Sign–up is limited to 20 teams so do not delay.


Win some cool prizes! Buy some lottery tickets and take home some great prizes! Prize drawing is Thursday evening – you do not need to be present to win. Please consider bringing a raffle donation (themed basket, food, anything goes!). Please reach out to Heather Flueger at heather.flueger@state.mn.us with donations.