APWA Chapter Leaders' Announcements 2.11.19

  • The January Chapter Membership Reports are online in the Chapter Leaders Resources area
  • Membership Achievement Award races are close
  • Chapter Awards Manual available
  • 2019 Jennings Randolph International Fellows selected
  • Nominations are being accepted for the APWA Board and for National Committees

The January Chapter Membership Reports are online in the Chapter Leader Resources area

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Ifthe link above does not work, you can access the reports by using Sign in on the APWA website. After you have signed in, then click on MYAPWA HOME in the main menu, then from the MYAPWA HOME page click on the orange “Chapter Leader Resources” icon. You will find the link to chapter membership reports in the column on the right on the Chapter Leader Resources page.

The official overall membership total at the end of January is 29,675.
The chapter membership reports are updated automatically just before midnight on the 7th of each month. Anyone with questions can contact Brad Patterson at bpatterson@apwa.net or 1-800-848-2792, ext. 5263.

Membership Achievement Award races are close

Through the seven months in Fiscal Year 2019, Quebec is still the overall leader in percentage of increase in the annual Chapter Membership Achievement Award contest. The Quebec Chapter is far and away on top of the overall standings. Quebec is up 86 members in the fiscal year, good for an impressive 39.81%.
The Quebec Chapter leaders both attributed that the chapter has been working hard to develop additional partnerships with other public works-related groups.
Chapter President Patrick Gariepyand Delegate Michel Frenette were both in attendance at the Chapter Leaders Forum and the Council of Chapters’ Winter Meeting on January 31-February 1 in Kansas City and both said that cultivating new partnerships has helped the chapter increase its exposure and showcase the benefits of being a member. In the division for chapterswith under 100 members, the Delaware State Chapter and the Arkansas Chapter are tied. Both chapters kept the same number of members for the month as the previous month. Delaware has 57 members and Arkansas has 76.
The California Central Coast Chapter is out in front of the division with 101-200 members. California Central Coast is up 13 members (8.72%) and leads the Mississippi Chapter, which has recognized a net gain of eight (8) members (5.19%).
Quebec is easily on top of the division for chapters with 201–300 members.
In the division for chapters with 301-500 members, the San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter has seen its membership increase 6.02%. San Diego leads Utah, which is in second place.
The Sacramento Chapter has jumped into the lead in the division for chapters with 501–850 members. Sacramento is up eight (8) members, good for a gain of 1.51%. Ohio also has also witnessed an increase in membership in this fiscal year, with a net gain of seven (7) members.
In the division for APWA’s largest chapters - more than 850 members - the North Carolina Chapter has grown by 79 members since the start of the FY. North Carolina’s 7.25% has the chapter well ahead of runner-up Southern California Chapter.
The Chapter Membership Achievement Award was established in 2005 to encourage membership growth by honoring chapters showing the largest net increase in membership, compared to other chapters in their division.
Divisions (based upon chapter’s number of members as of June 30th of previous year):

  • 100 members or less
  • 101-200 members
  • 201-300 members
  • 301-500 members
  • 501-850 members
  • More than 850 members
The winning chapters receive recognition in the In the Works e-newsletter, in the Reporter, and at PWX, along with a chapter banner patch and a $500 check to be used for providing educational content for their chapter members.
Every chapter in good standing is eligible for consideration. However, the chapter must have submitted their annual budget and financial reports to APWA no later than August 1 of the previous year in which the award is presented.
Selection is based on standing on the “Statistics Report - By Chapter Size Category” online membership report for the end of June. The chapters were put into the categories based on the membership total of July 1, 2018. The latest standings are based on the membership totals as of January 31, 2019.
The contest begins with the start of the fiscal year on July 1 and ends on June 30.
Please contact Brad Patterson at bpatterson@apwa.net or (816) 595-5263 with any questions about the Chapter Membership Achievement Award. The standings are updated on a regular basis.

Chapter Awards Manual available

A resource is now available for chapters with a new awards program or an established one.
The Chapter Awards Manual covers marketing the awards program, finding award candidates and recognizing them.  Included are some helpful tips to increase the chance for a nomination to win at the national level.
This manual has been posted on the Chapter Leader Resources area at https://www.apwa.net/clr. Click on the home page click on the awards tab. If you have any questions, please contact Rhonda Wilhite at rwilhite@apwa.net.

2019 Jennings Randolph International Fellows selected

APWA, in association with the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College (EI), is pleased to introduce the 2019 Jennings Randolph International Fellows:
John Butler, Nora Daley-Peng and Douglas Sarkkinen are this year’s recipients.
The three will be participating in this unique international study and professional exchange opportunity to promote collaboration and the sharing of public works best practices.
John Butler, Director of Public Works in Ashland, WI, will focus on the use of asset management by Finnish water utilities. Trends and data from Finland will provide information on how to best advance the use of asset management by US utilities by reviewing industry approaches. He will also attend the Finnish Association of Municipal Engineering (FAME) Congress in May 2019, to gain a broader understanding of the condition of distribution systems across Finland and to present an overview of the condition of US distribution systems, the application of asset management in the US and the existing framework for pipeline replacement prioritization.
Nora Daley-Pang, Senior Transportation Planner and Landscape Architect for the City of Shoreline, WA, will examine aspects of Helsinki's mobility plan to encourage a wide variety of transportation offerings that do not depend on personal vehicle use. She will attend the Finnish Association of Municipal Engineering (FAME) Congress in Jyväskylä, Finland, in May 2019, to portray how the City of Shoreline, Washington, is seizing the opportunity to rapidly transform itself from an auto-oriented suburban city to a people-centered urban city with the opening of two light rail stations by 2024 and the growth of transit-oriented development.
Douglas Sarkkinen, Senior Project Manager/Principal for Otak, Inc., Vancouver, WA, will investigate a GIS based bridge inventory and interactive system. He will present an overview of his study tour and the basis of the ATC-20 training and relate some occurrences on how the private engineering industry has assisted public agencies in response at the Swedish Public Works Association Conference in Luleå, Sweden, in September 2019. He will also discuss next steps including incorporating bridge load ratings and implementing automated checks for overload permits.
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Nominations are being accepted for the APWA Board...

Anyone interested in serving on the APWA board of directors is reminded that the deadline for accepting nominations is March 4.Candidate nominations may be self-nominations, may be submitted by any APWA member, or by a chapter. The National Board of Directors Nominations/Affirmations Information page provides more information.
Please send nominations to Senior Manager of Board Operations & Governance Teresa Hon, at thon@apwa.net. If you have questions, please contact Teresa at 800-848-2792 ext. 5224.

...and for National Committees

APWA members interested in serving at the national level are encouraged to go to the National Nominations pages on the website to learn more about available opportunities at www.apwa.net/nominations.
A great deal of information is available including time requirements, committee objectives and expectations, ideal qualifications and more.  Nominations will be accepted through March 22.
This is the opportunity for any member to express interest in giving back to the profession and sharing their knowledge. 
Questions should be directed to Teresa Hon at thon@apwa.net or 816-595-5224.