APWA Chapter Leaders' Announcements


  • Roundtable discussions highlight Chapter Leaders Forum
  • Chapter Leaders' sessions at PWX inlcude...
  • Request attendee lists for Chapter Dinner Promotion

Roundtable Discussions Highlight Chapter Leaders Forum


Roundtable discussions hosted by Chapter Leaders are the focal point of the annual Chapter Leaders Forum, held each year at PWX. This year’s Forum is set for 3-4:50 p.m. on Sunday, September 8 in the Tahoma Room (1-2-3) at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

Year after year, the roundtable discussions have proven to be what the chapter leaders want, according to Brad Patterson, Membership Manager for APWA.
 
“Our chapter leaders want to learn from their peers, the other chapter leaders,” he said.   “The roundtable format gives participants the opportunity to stay at one table for the entire time or to move and learn about another topic.”
 
Some of the more topics on the agenda: ‘Young Professional/Student Outreach,’ ‘Implementing a Grassroots Advocacy Program’ and ‘Handling Chapter Finances.’
 
There will be also be a table for a discussion on getting more operations employees involved in APWA, how a chapter can help agencies learn about the Accreditation program and if starting a Public Works Institute in your chapter makes sense.
 
For more information about the Chapter Leaders Forum at PWX, contact Brad Patterson, APWA Membership Manager, at 816-595-5263 or bpatterson@apwa.net.

Chapter Leaders’ Sessions at PWX Include...


Besides the Chapter Leaders Forum on Sunday, there are other educational sessions, including Lightning Rounds and Jam Sessions, that would be of interest to APWA chapter leaders. Here just some of the sessions of which chapter leaders should take note:
 
Tuesday, September 10
  • 9:45 - 11:00 a.m. - Great Ideas: APWA Chapters (Lightning Round)
  • 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.  – Technology is your Chapter’s Friend
  • 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.  – I Came Up with That – Innovations to Take Back to Work, presented by members of the Young Professionals Committee
  • 3:00 - 3:50 p.m. – Chapter Education Exchange
  • 4:00 - 4:50 p.m. – Finance Essentials for Chapter Leaders

 

Request attendee lists for Chapter Dinner Promotion


Requests for a list of those attending PWX from your chapter in order to promote the chapter dinner, should go to Taylor Abbate, Meetings Planner at tabbate@apwa.net.