APWA Chapter Leaders' Announcements 6.11.19

  • May Chapter Membership Reports are now available in the Chapter Leader Resources area
  • Less than three weeks for the Chapter Membership Achievement Award Contest
  • Affirmation voting for Board Positions ends Wednesday
  • Chapter Dinner information needed
  • PWX Attendee list for Chapter Dinner Promotion
  • Roundtable topics being set for Chapter Leaders Forum
  • Top trending technologies for 2019
  • Chapter website webinar available online

May Chapter Membership Reports are now available in Chapter Leader Resources area

The national membership total for the month of May total is 30,217, an increase of 190 members from the month of April. That is the third highest total ever for APWA at the end of a month.

Here is how to get to the monthly membership reports:
(It will stop at the login screen first)
If the link above does not work, you can access the reports by going to clr.apwa.net and clicking on “Membership.” After you will be prompted to sign in, you’ll be taken to the home page for the membership reports. You can also get to this page by signing in on www.apwa.net, then click on MYAPWA HOME in the main menu, then on the MYAPWA HOME page click on the orange “Chapter Leader Resources” icon.

The chapter membership reports are updated automatically at 12:01 a.m. on the 8th of each month. If you have any questions, please contact Brad Patterson, Chapter Membership Manager, at bpatterson@apwa.net 1-800-848-2792, ext. 5263.

Less than three weeks for the Chapter Membership Achievement Award Contest

There are less than three weeks remaining in the annual Chapter Membership Achievement Award contest and most divisions have a clear leader and one division is in an actual dead heat.
The Quebec Chapter remains atop the overall standings. Quebec is up 71 members for the fiscal year, which is good for a 32.87% increase. In all, there are 27 chapters that have a net increase in membership so far in the 2019 Fiscal Year.
The division for chapters with less than 100 members remains close. The Delaware Chapter has been in the top spot for most of the year and is now tied with the Arkansas Chapter. Both chapters are exactly where they each began the fiscal year in numbers of members.
The California Central Coast Chapter is having an outstanding year in membership, having added 18 members to its total and the 12.08% increase is good enough for a comfortable lead over the Louisiana Chapter in the division for chapters with 101–200 members. Louisiana has added 12 members to its roster during Fiscal Year ’19, good for a 6.38% increase. The Mississippi Chapter and the Saskatchewan Chapter have both seen membership increases for the year as well.
Quebec is the clear leader in the division for chapters with 201–300 members but there are other chapters showing impressive gains. The Oklahoma Chapter has experienced a 16.41% increase for this fiscal year and the New York Chapter is also up double digits (11.11%). The Rocky Mountain Chapter is on the verge of crossing the 300-member threshold. Rocky Mountain has gone from 276 to 298 members in FY ’19.
The Utah Chapter has added 47 members to its roster in the fiscal year, which is good for 9.59% increase and a comfortable lead in the division for 301-500 members. Utah leads over the South Carolina Chapter, which is in second place with a 5.22% increase.
The other race that is still close is in the division for chapters with 501–850 members. The Iowa Chapter holds onto the lead. Iowa is up 5.08% for the year and maintains a lead over the Ohio Chapter, which has increased membership 3.07%.
In the division for APWA’s largest chapters, those with more than 850 members, the North Carolina Chapter has held onto its big lead.  North Carolina has gone from 1,090 members to 1,219 members. North Carolina is now the sixth largest chapter in APWA. North Carolina’s 11.83% increase is well ahead of the Florida Chapter. Seven of the nine chapters in this division show an increase for the fiscal year. 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.
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. 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 May 31, 2019.
If you have any questions about membership or the Chapter Membership Achievement Award, please contact Brad Patterson at bpatterson@apwa.net or (816) 595-5263. The standings will be updated on a regular basis.

Affirmation voting for Board Positions ends Wednesday

The process to select the next President-Elect and Director-at-Large for Fleet and Facilities of APWA will end Wednesday (June 12).
In addition to the President-Elect and the Director-at-Large positions, Regions I, II, V, VI and VIII have director positions that are up for re-election or for new candidates. Members should log in to the APWA website to cast their vote to either affirm the candidates selected by the National and Regional Nominating Committees or write in a candidate. 
Information regarding the candidates can be found on the website or in the May issue of the APWA Reporter (pages 8-12). Details regarding the selection process appear on page 13.
Questions regarding the process may be directed to Teresa Hon (thon@apwa.net or 816-595-5224).

Chapter dinner information needed

Chapters or regions planning a Chapter Dinner at PWX in Seattle, Washington should use this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2J3MKZ9 to supply the information needed to acquire insurance for the event. The deadline is June 28
The information supplied will be included on the PWX app. If onsite registrations are going to be accepted, please include an onsite contact person. You can also locate the form on the front page of the Chapter Leader Resources page at https://clr.apwa.net/ and scroll down until you reach the ‘Time to Eat’ photo.
Please contact Rhonda Wilhite at rwilhite@apwa.net or 816-595-5261 with any questions. Please send your venue contract to Mary Knollmeyer, Director of Finance, at mknollmeyer@apwa.net.

PWX Attendee list for chapter dinner promotion

Requests for a list of those attending PWX in from your chapters in order to promote the chapter dinner should go to Taylor Abbate, Meetings Coordinator, at tabbate@apwa.net
Due to the high volume of requests we ask that the chapters limit their request to these dates:
July 15 - Early Bird cut off
August 5
August 26 

Roundtable topics being set for Chapter Leaders Forum

The annual Chapter Leaders Forum at PWX is scheduled for 3:00 – 4:50 p.m. on Sunday, September 8 in Seattle.
This event is a must for any chapter leader. The roundtable discussion format has proven to be popular with those who attend. Last year in Kansas City, the event attracted 125leaders from 47 different chapters.
There will be tables spread around the room, and chapter leaders can plan ahead to know in what discussions they will participate. There will be two tables for some of the most popular topics, such as “Chapter Finances” and “Young Professionals Outreach.” 
For more information, contact Brad Patterson, APWA Membership Manager, at 816-595-5263 or at bpatterson@apwa.net.

Top Trending Technologies for 2019

Information about the 2019 Top Trending Technologies and how you can incorporate the trending technologies in your chapter education programming has been added to the Chapter Leader Resources under the Resources Tab and the Education Section. 
Here is the Top Trending Technologies Information as well as the 2019 Top Tech Logo available for your use.
Please contact Rita Cassida, P.E., Education Manager for APWA, at 816-595-5222 or at rcassida@apwa.net.

Chapter website webinar available online

The Chapter Website webinar, recorded on May 16, is now posted on the Chapter Leader Resources website.

The webinar provided members the tools and resources to get started on the chapter website template. Those participating in the webinar learned how to create pages, committees, job postings, menus, events and update their homepage. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/3Jcv2QTOySc