APWA Chapter Leaders' Announcements 9/24/19

  • PACE Award photos available
  • 2020 Awards deadlines set
  • PWX Forum brings Chapter Leaders together
  • YP Committee meets in Kansas City
  • Chapters can host Self-Assessment Workshop

PACE Award photos available

Any chapter that was a recipient of the PACE at PWX in Orlando can get a copy of the official photo taken during the ceremony by contacting APWA’s Rhonda Wilhite at rwilhite@apwa.net or 816-595-5261 or Kevin Clark, at kclark@apwa.netor 816-595-5230.  Chapter leaders can also request photos of other award recipients from their chapter.

2020 Awards deadlines set

The deadlines for 2020 Awards submissionsare as follows:
Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award– December 2, 2019
Presidential Award for Chapter Excellence (PACE) - June 1, 2020
All other awards not listed above – Thursday, March 2, 2020
Please contact Rhonda Wilhite at rwilhite@apwa.net or 816-595-5661 with any questions.

PWX Forum brings Chapter Leaders together

A total of 69 Chapter leaders participated in the annual PWX Chapter Leaders Forum, held Sunday, September 8 in Seattle. The chapter leaders represented 31 different chapters. Those that attended were able to participate in roundtable discussions involving 12 different topics and learned about programs that were working well in other chapters.

YP Committee meets in Kansas City

The Young Professionals Committee will hold its annual planning meeting in Kansas City on Thursday-Friday. April Miller of the Northern California Chapter is the chair of the group for 2019-2020.

Chapters can host Self-Assessment Workshop

Finish out 2019 or start off 2020 by bringing a new educational opportunity to your members by hosting a self-assessment workshop. As host of this one-day workshop, your chapter has the potential for benefits otherwise not recognized including:
  • Round out your chapter's education schedule
  • Offer your members additional benefits
  • Expand the reach of your chapter
  • Gain access to decision makers
  • Generate more revenue
  • Network with new attendees and share new ideas
  • And more!
The Accreditation Program provides a means of formally verifying and acknowledging public works agencies’ compliance for the recommended practices set forth by the Public Works Management Practices Manual. The self-assessment process works as a tool for agencies to identify where the organization can improve and offers examples of sound management practices.
Agencies interested in becoming Accredited will benefit from the workshop, as instruction is provided on how to understand the practices, collect and prepare documentation, as well as how to foster improved relationships within the department. The Self-Assessment Workshop is the first step in becoming an Accredited Agency.
For more information on how to host a Self-Assessment Workshop, contact APWA at accreditation@apwa.net.