ALN Newsletter 5 January 2021

Welcome to new ALN organizational member MyPropertyIDRegistry, which helps individuals and organizations tag assets for security and other purposes.

An ALN A55K Professional Certification web course from the Andrew James Advisory Group will run from February 8 – 19, 2021 for those looking to fulfill resolutions about professional development and improving their organization. Learn more at this link.

We think it very appropriate that the first ALN Th@4 of 2021 on January 7 will feature Kris Goly, Chair of US TAG to ISO 55000 Asset Management Standard speaking with Jim Dieter, ALN CEO. Register at this link and see more below.


Kris Goly, currently lives in Florida, but has lived in many places around the world and speaks many languages, which is a very useful quality for the Chair of the US TAG to ISO 55000. Mr. Goly has experience in various industries including mining, steel, pulp and paper, cement, general manufacturing, automotive, power generation and more. He worked at Siemens for 27 years and has written extensively on asset management and related fields.


Water Resources

Water is necessary for all organizations. The ALN was honored to have Susan Iott, Assistant Director, Natural Resources and Energy, U.S. Government Accountability Office present on the many GOA reports focused on water, water asset management, hiring and water issues related to climate change. Highlights are GAO-16-237, Water Infrastructure: EPA and USDA Are Helping Small Water Utilities with Asset Management; Opportunities Exist to Better Track Results and, GAO-20-24, Water Infrastructure: Technical Assistance and Climate Resilience Planning Could Help Utilities Prepare for Potential Climate Change Impacts


Indigenous Thinking

Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is a lecturer of American Indian Studies at California State University San Marcos, and an independent consultant and educator in environmental justice policy planning. Ms. Gilio-Whitaker will make a Zoom presentation on “Indignizing Environmental Justice” to describe the ways the indigenous perspective and history inform how we think about environmental ethics and environmental justice. Co-sponsored by the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture and the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, the live event is on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 11 am Eastern. Register at this link.