APWA Chapter Leaders' Announcements 1.21.20

  • Awards deadline is March 2
  • Jennings Randolph International Fellows selected
  • Year-end membership total highest ever
  • Chapter Membership Achievement Award standings out


Awards deadline is March 2

The deadline for all award nominations other than for the Presidential Award for Chapter Excellence (PACE) is Monday, March 2 at Midnight, Eastern Time. The PACE deadline is Monday, June 1 and chapters must be notified first that they qualify to submit for the award.
Anyone with questions can contact Rhonda Wilhite, Awards and Chapter Relations Associate, at rwilhite@apwa.net or 800-848-2792 x5261.

Jennings Randolph International Fellows selected

The 2020 Jennings Randolph International Fellows have been selected.
American Public Works Association (APWA) has announced that Douglas Singer and Emily Tritsch will be participating in this unique international study and professional exchange opportunity to promote collaboration and the sharing of public works best practices.
Doug Singer is the Principal Civil Engineer for the City of Eugene (OR). He will engage in a knowledge exchange with Swedish and Danish experts pertaining to their successes and challenges using asset management to implement stormwater and flood control projects using the ecosystem services approach. He will attend the Swedish Public Works Association Conference, September 14-15, 2020, Malmo, Sweden.
Emily Tritsch is the Asset Manager, Portland Bureau of Transportation, in Portland, OR.  She will also attend the Swedish Public Works Association Conference in Malmo after a study tour that will explore best practices in asset renewal optimization considering infrastructure data, as well as community priorities. Prioritization methods for asset reinvestment will be evaluated, including a triple bottom line approach looking at social, environmental, and economic targets as identified by the community and decision-makers.
In addition to their studies abroad and presentations at partner countries' public works conferences, both Jennings Randolph International Fellows will share their experiences through presentations to local and regional organizations and at APWA's PWX and in future APWA publications.
For more information about the Jennings Randolph International Fellowship, contact Lille Salinas at lsalinas@apwa.net.

Year-end membership total highest ever

APWA’s membership for December was 30,479. That is the highest calendar year total ever. 

The December 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 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 Membership Achievement Award Standings Out 
The second quarter standings in the annual Chapter Membership Achievement Award competition show close competition in almost every division. 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 & Recognition 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. Please note, a net increase in membership is required in order to be eligible for the financial award.
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, 2019. The latest standings are based on the membership totals as of December 31, 2019.
The Monterey Bay Chapter is at the top of the list for overall percentage increase. Monterey Bay has increased from 176 members to 197 (plus 21) for a net gain of 11.93% in the first six months of FY ‘20.
None of the chapters less than 100 members demonstrated net growth through the first six months of the fiscal year.
In the division for 101-200 members, Monterey Bay is well ahead of the New Jersey Chapter.
Central California Chapter is on top of thedivision for 201-300 members. Central California has increased membership from 258 members to 277 (19 members) through the first two quarters of FY ’20, for a 7.36% increase. Also, in this division, Oklahoma (6.42%), Nebraska (6.37%) and Ventura (5.99%) have increases in membership for the first six months.
The Silicon Valley Chapter has an increase of 19 members, from 258 to 277, through two quarters, good for a 4.92% increase. That leads a very competitive division for chapters with 301-500 members. The Alberta Chapter is right behind with an increase of 4.76%.
In the division for chapters with 501-800 members, the Oregon Chapter has a 5.82% increase, with an impressive increase of 47 members thus far in the fiscal year.  
The North Carolina Chapter is now up to 1,337 members. That represents an increase for the fiscal year of 93 members. The 7.48% increase puts North Carolina in first place for the division with more than 850 members.
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.