APWA Chapter Leaders' Announcements 2.25.20

  • Combined Winter Meetings brings great attendance
  • Board nominations close soon
  • Nominate yourself
  • Washington office has new address
  • Awards deadling is March 2
  • Membership structure has been enhanced
  • APWA Reporter has a new online environment

Combined Winter Meeting brings great attendance

More than 175 Chapter Leaders were in Kansas City last week for the Combined Winter Meeting. This meeting brings the Chapter delegates together with the technical committee members from around North America.

The Council of Chapters’ Task Forces and Focus Groups meet on Thursday, while the Technical Committees met Thursday and Friday (and some on Saturday). The event was held at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City.
Summaries of meetings and other information that came out of the meeting will be available on the website shortly.

Board nominations close soon

Anyone Interested in serving on the APWA Board of Directors or who wants to know more about what is required of a board member should go to the Board nominations portal to find out more, or contact Teresa Hon at thon@apwa.net with any questions.
Deadline for submission of nomination materials is March 6, 2020.

Nominate yourself

You can nominate yourself to serve on a committee or for another volunteer position. APWA is always looking for individuals interested in giving back to the profession. Go to apwa.net/nominations for more information on the committees and information on how to nominate yourself.
Deadline for nominations to be considered for the coming term is Sunday, March 22. 

Washington office has new address

The Government Affairs Department has a new address. The Washington office is now at:

APWA 25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Suite 500A
Washington, D.C.  20001.

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.

Membership structure has been enhanced

On January 24-25, APWA undertook a large data conversion designed to enhance the membership structure and to simplify the list of membership types. The goal was that by changing the way the data is listed, it has been made easier to understand the membership types and categories.
This adjustment does not change the types of memberships that APWA offers, but instead, simplifies the reporting of the membership numbers and categories.  The biggest change that chapter leaders will see is with the chapter membership reports.  There will now be a column for Member Type & Member Category.
Here is a ‘Cheat Sheet’ of what these columns will report.
Member Type
M = Member
MC = Member – Canada
NM = Non-Member
CO = Company
COC = Company Canada
Member Category
IND = Individual
RET = Retired
STU = Student
LIFE = Life
PA = Public Agency
CH = Corporate Heritage
CP = Corporate Prestige
CC = Corporate Crown
EI = Educational Institute
EIM = Educational Institute Member
FM = Former Member
FG = Former Group

APWA Reporter has a new online environment

A new online environment for the APWA Reporter is now live on the APWA website!
Rather than the old-school flipbook view that has been in use, members and non-members will now be able to access an entire microsite for each issue with every article now being clickable and having its own URL. Additionally, users can share articles directly to social, search current and past issues, and read articles on mobile devices without sacrificing usability/readability.
We’ve also updated the Reporter landing page to accommodate this new technology (see links below).
New Reporter Landing Page: www.apwa.net/Reporter(click on image of this month’s issue to see microsite)
Current Issue: https://www.apwa.net/MyApwa/Apwa_Public/Resources/APWA_Reporter_Current_Issue.aspx