Sherry Loos

Regional Training & Outreach Coordinator |

Sherry Loos is spearheading the development of new outreach efforts and overseeing innovations and continuous improvement of our training programs. She served four years as the RCAP State Coordinator in Ohio and, before that, spent seven years as GLRCAP's first GIS Coordinator leading RCAP's effort to create an affordable GIS program for rural and small utilities. Sherry has been an RCAP Technical Assistance Provider since 2002 and helped numerous communities and utilities with asset management, project development, grant writing, and management training. Sherry has a B.S. in Environmental Science from Allegheny College and an M.S. in Water Resources from Iowa State University.

Track: TAP Skills: Policy, $ and TMF
Title: Build Your Program and Better Serve Communities with Fee-for-Service
Day/Time: Thursday, 8/18 | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Description: Fee-for-Service is a touchy subject among caring TAPs who want to do all they can for their systems. But, the Ohio program demonstrates its value to the organization and communities. Fee-for-Service and local community matches enabled Ohio to support 4-6 additional staff per year, serving far more communities than it could under traditional grant programs. It gained recognition among funding agencies and primacy agency staff, leading to more state contract opportunities. Fee-for-Service and local community matching funds were key to building a standout program, creating our GIS program, and enabling our collective programs to serve almost 300 different communities each year across the state. Join Sherry for this important discussion to think about Fee-for-Service from a new perspective.