APWA Chapter Leaders' Announcements 7.15.19

  • 34 chapters will receiver the PACE Award in Seattle
  • The June Chapter Membership Reports are now available in the Chapter Leader Resources area
  • Winners announced for Membership Achievement Award
  • Winter Maintenance Operator Certificate Program available
  • Committee nomination pages now open
  • ELA Applications are due August 2

34 Chapters will receive the PACE Award in Seattle

There will be 34 chapters that receive the PACE (Presidential Award for Chapter Excellence) for this year. All 34 will be recognized in Seattle at the Awards Recognition Ceremony. 
The following PACE recipients are: Alberta, Arizona, California Central Coast, Chicago Metro, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas City Metro, Louisiana, Mid-Atlantic, Minnesota, Missouri, Monterey Bay, Nebraska, Nevada, New England, New York Metro, North Carolina, Northern California, Ohio, Oregon, Sacramento, San Diego/Imperial Counties, Silicon Valley, South Carolina, Southern California, Tennessee, Texas, Ventura County, Washington State and Wisconsin.
Chapters are encouraged to have representatives attend the Awards ceremony. The event starts at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 9 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.  

The June Chapter Membership Reports are now available in Chapter Leader Resources area

https://www.apwa.net/CLR/Clr_Membership/CLR/Membership/Membership_landing_pg.aspx?hkey=84d96\374-10a3-4837-a2d7-ffef6dbd1f73&WebsiteKey=d82f358a-1e05-4bcf-87c5-9cd72d58fdf8 (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 are 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 just before midnight on the 7th of each month. If you have any questions, please contact Rhonda Wilhite at rwilhite@apwa.net or 1-800-848-2792, ext. 5261.

Winners announced for Membership Achievement Award

Six Chapters Win $500
The Arkansas, California Central Coast, Quebec, Utah, Iowa and North Carolina Chapters are all winners in the annual Chapter Membership Achievement Award contest.
The six chapters had the highest percentage of increase in membership in their respective divisions. The annual contest begins with the start of the fiscal year on July 1 and ends on June 30.
The winning chapters will all receive recognition in the In the Works e-newsletter, in the APWA Reporter and during the Awards Ceremony at PWX, along with a chapter banner patch and a $500 check to be used for providing educational content for their chapter members.
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 30 of previous year):
  • 100 members or less
  • 101-200 members
  • 201-300 members
  • 301-500 members
  • 501-850 members
  • More than 850 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 June 30, 2019.
The Quebec Chapter was by far the top overall finisher as far as an increase in membership for the fiscal year was concerned. Quebec went from 216 members to 323 in FY ’19, an increase of 49.54%.
There were 30 chapters in all that had a net increase in membership for the fiscal year.
Arkansas held on to finish first in the division for chapters with less than 100 members. Arkansas ended up exactly where it started the fiscal year. Arkansas ended with 76 members and the other five chapters had a net decline.
California Central Coast recognized a net increase of 12.08%, going from 149 to 167 members, to finish first in the division for chapters with 101-200 members. Louisiana and Mississippi finished 2-3 respectively.
In the division for chapters with 201-300 members, Quebec was way ahead with its 49.54% increase, but Oklahoma also had a great year, finishing with a 15.63% increase, the second largest net increase of any chapter. New York (9.76%) and Rocky Mountain (9.06%) also had impressive gains for the FY.
The Utah Chapter also saw a double digit increase in membership for the fiscal year. Utah was up 51 members in FY ’19, starting with 490 members and ending with 541 for a 10.41% gain and finished first in the division for chapters with 301-500 members. The South Carolina Chapter was second with a net gain of 5.77%.
In the division for chapters with 501-850 members, Iowa finished with a 5.83% increase, increasing the number of members from 532 to 563. The Ohio Chapter had a gain of 3.51% and finished second.
The North Carolina Chapter also had a double digit increase in membership, going from 1,090 members to 1,244 to finish first in the division for APWA’s largest chapters - more than 850 members. North Carolina’s 14.13% was the third largest increase of all 63 chapters, and was well ahead of the Florida Chapter, which was second in this category.
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 are updated throughout the year.

Winter Maintenance Operator Certificate Program Available

The Winter Maintenance Operator Certificate Program is geared toward the staff behind the wheel during winter operations and complements the learning priorities of the Supervisor Certificate workshop by focusing on:

  • Providing a basic understanding of Winter Operations
  • Increasing operator understanding of winter materials and how they work
  • Providing an overview of winter equipment and its upkeep
  • Encouraging enhanced communication between Fleet personnel and operators
  • Discussing winter operations for operators.

The overall goal of the program is to create more effective, efficient, equitable and environmentally friendly snow and ice control operations.
To learn how your chapter can offer this program, click here: (https://www.apwa.net/MyApwa/Apwa_Public/Education_and_Events/Winter_Maintenance_Operator_Certificate.aspx

Committee nomination pages now open

Nominations for 2020 national committee positions are now available.
The process has begun earlier this year than in the past. It traditionally began in January. Anyone interested in serving on a technical or standing committee or for an external appointment should go to  www.apwa.net/nominations to learn more and to nominate yourself or someone else.
In January, all those who have nominated themselves will be notified to confirm continued interest and availability for consideration. 
Please contact Teresa Hon at thon@apwa.net with any questions. 

ELA Applications Due August 2

Encourage someone to apply today!
The Emerging Leaders Academy provides intensive leadership and management training within the context of public works.
It encourages professional growth through a strong network of peers and offers an in-depth introduction to APWA at the national, chapter and branch levels.

The candidates must be professionals who have been working in the field of public works for no more than ten years or have been working for longer than ten years but have been promoted into their first leadership role within the past three years. Candidates shall have demonstrated an interest in advancing their careers within the profession.
To learn how to apply for the program or for more information, click here.