Focus on Winter Maintenance

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Welcome Message

Daniel Schacher
Winter Maintenance Subcommittee Chair

Your APWA Winter Maintenance Subcommittee has been working hard to provide support and training opportunities for our members and their agencies. We are pleased to create the content featured in the Winter Maintenance issue of the APWA Reporter magazine. We also regularly showcase new programs and innovations in the “Open Your Winter Toolbox” series. Mother Nature has thrown a lot our way recently regarding weather events, but overall winter planning and storm response is our specialty.

Our greatest pride in public works advocacy is training and developing our valued winter maintenance professionals. We have a fantastic line-up of experienced staff from winter regions throughout North America willing to share innovations and efficiencies used within our industry. If you would like information on how your agency can host a Supervisor’s Certificate Program and/or the Operator Certificate Program or access virtual or recorded training sessions, please contact Rita Cassida at

NEW RELEASE: Liquids in Winter Maintenance Operations Workshop!

November 10, 2022
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CT

Using liquids in your winter maintenance operations has several benefits. Agencies have found that their total use of materials, particularly salt, has been significantly reduced. In addition, using liquids provides significant cost savings, and experience has shown that liquids provide better safety and improved levels of service than more traditional approaches.

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Career Resources

The Principles of Winter Maintenance Management eCourse is for those individuals entering the public works industry or wanting to further their professional development.

The Winter Maintenance Operator Certificate is for staff who perform winter operations, including truck operators, crew leaders, and forepersons. LIVE PROGRAM NOVEMBER 1!

The Winter Maintenance Supervisor Certificate eCourse is for supervisors with winter maintenance responsibilities, and operators who are aspiring supervisors seeking a greater understanding of winter maintenance processes.

The Certified Public Works Professional-Supervision (CPWP-S) is for public works supervisors, crew leaders, and frontline employees ready for supervisory positions.