APWA Chapter Leaders' Announcements 2.19.19


  • Membership 101 webcast now available online
  • The January Chapter Membership Reports are online in the Chapter Leader Resources area
  • Chapter Awards Manual available
  • 2019 Jennings Randolph International Fellows selected
  • Nominations are being accepted for the APWA Board and for the National Committees


Membership 101 webcast now available online

The Membership 101 webcast is now available online.
Any members interested in the membership process at their chapter or branch can get to the webcast through the Chapter Leader Resources segment of the APWA.net website.
All things membership-related are covered in this webcast. This is an excellent opportunity for chapter and branch membership chairs to learn the basics of recruiting new members and for the retention of existing members. The available tools to help in the membership effort are reviewed and various membership reports – and how to use them – are discussed in length.
Go to the Chapter Leader Resources segment of the APWA.net website and click on Chapter Leaders Playlist to find the 2019 version of the webinar.

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

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If the 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.

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 U.S. 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 U.S. distribution systems, the application of asset management in the U.S. and the existing framework for pipeline replacement prioritization.
Nora Daley-Peng, 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 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.
For additional information, please check here: www.apwa.net/JRFellowship

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.