Focus on Winter Maintenance

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Share your knowledge, experience, and vision for the future at the 2022 APWA North American Snow Conference (NASC). NASC provides education and solutions for public works snowfighters and those who support them. This highly anticipated annual conference provides opportunities for more than 40 education sessions, technical tours and a variety of opportunities for collaboration and networking.

Deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, October 15, 2021.

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Take the Principles of Winter Maintenance Management eCourse

This program is designed for individuals who are interested in exploring winter maintenance management, as it applies for those entering the public works industry and those who want to further their professional development. This program is worth .1 CEUs (1PDH).

This course provides essential aspects of managing a winter maintenance program including best practices for policy, planning, and procedures. Although this session is primarily focused on winter maintenance program management, an introduction to snow and ice control materials and equipment will also be provided. Real-world examples will be included as key learning examples, as well as a discussion guide to keep the conversation going with your peers after the conclusion of the session.

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Access Winter Maintenance Resources

APWA’s NEW Resource Center will highlight the following resources October 1–31, 2021, FREE to members and non-members:

  1. Spotlight on Winter Maintenance: Communicating your Winter Maintenance Plan
  2. Spotlight on Winter Maintenance: Pavement Gone to Pot? Patching and Preventing Potholes
  3. Spotlight on Winter Maintenance: Lessons from the Lab – Enhanced Liquid Deicers
  4. Open Your Winter Toolbox Collection
  5. Brine Fact Sheet
  6. Succession Planning and Servant Leadership: A Multi-Generational Perspective

Advance Your Career in Winter Maintenance

Advance your career in winter maintenance through publications, training, certificates and certification programs.

Winter Maintenance Supervisor Certificate LIVE ONLINE PROGRAM 
November 2-4
10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CT

This course will run for three days, in one week. Each class session will be 2.5 hours in duration, allowing for instructor interactions, peer networking, and online discussions.

Join winter maintenance industry experts as they share their knowledge in an engaging and personable way. Targeted toward foremen, supervisors, and managers of winter maintenance operations, this certificate program helps those in charge of winter operations understand all facets of what goes into developing and maintaining an effective winter maintenance program. Resulting in more effective, efficient, equitable and environmentally friendly snow and ice control.

Live instruction sessions will be recorded and can be watched by participants who have a conflict with the live class time or revisited by participants.

This program will be worth .7 CEU credits.

Registration is $150 for members; $225 for non-members.

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The presenters in this class were all amazingly knowledgeable, personable, and engaging. I enjoyed this class more than any other I have ever attended! A BIG HUGE THANK YOU!
David Key, Street Superintendent, Waynesboro, VA

Winter Maintenance Operator Certificate LIVE ONLINE PROGRAM
November 9-10
10:00 a.m.–12:00p.m.

Learn from speakers who developed this program, many of whom are current or former operators themselves. The program is targeted toward those staff in the trucks performing winter operations, including operators, crew leaders, and foremen. The program focuses on snow and ice control materials and how they work, equipment, and operations. New or seasoned, this training is invaluable for any plow operator.

Live instruction sessions will be recorded and can be watched by participants who have a conflict with the live class time or revisited by participants.

This program will be worth .4 CEU credits.

Registration is $75 for members and non-members.

SPECIAL OFFER: We are offering discounted pricing when registering a group of 15 or more! The fee will be $50 per person.

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I learned a lot about what will help me in my role of plowing and maintaining the roads.
Corey MacAuthur, Operator, Cold Lake, Canada

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

This certification is the natural progression for me to continue growing with the Town of Lexington Department of Public Works, and I welcome the new challenges that it brings.
Marc Valenti, CPWP-S, Manager of Operations, Town of Lexington, MA

Commit to Excellence with APWA Accreditation

Accreditation through self-assessment provides opportunities for continuous improvement for your overall operations, ultimately leading to better quality of life for your community. Check out this Snow and Ice Control Model Practice from accredited agency Arapahoe County, Colorado.

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