APWA Reporter magazine

The APWA Reporter serves as the prime communication link uniting the community of public works professionals who make up APWA.

The APWA Reporter is edited primarily for public works officials at local, state and federal levels, as well as others involved in the public works field. Most editorial content consists of articles by public works practitioners on such subjects as computers and computer applications, solid waste, water resources, municipal engineering, transportation, equipment services, buildings and grounds, snow removal, and other public works-related topics. The articles contain information on management techniques, research, training programs, and new technology.

The magazine also features job openings, a calendar of important events, insightful editorials, seminar schedules and much more. Members receive this monthly publication free of charge.
  • President's Message, Jan,p.2
  • Washington Insight, Jan,p.5
  • Technical Committee News, Jan,p.6
  • Council Corner, Jan,p.8
  • APWA Kansas City staff members volunteer at Ronald McDonald House, Jan,p.10
  • APWA Washington, D.C. office volunteer work at Ronald McDonald House, Jan,p.12
  • Green Line LRT Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, Jan,p.14
  • Acceptance of women civil engineers in public works -- are we there yet?, Jan,p.16
  • 2015 APWA Certified, Jan,p.18
  • We Got This!, Jan,p.20
  • 2015 Calibration Cruise-In, Jan,p.23
  • Index to 2015 articles, Jan,p.28
  • Imagination to Innovation, Jan,p.38
  • Leadership By Discipline, Jan,p.40
  • International Idea Exchange, Jan,p.43
  • Making the Incident Command System meaningful to utility workers, Jan,p.46
  • Ventura County Public Works Agency disaster simulation ensures county-wide state of storm readiness, Jan,p.48
  • Protecting our critical infrastructure through information sharing, Jan,p.50
  • Public Works and Emergency Management -- City of St. Charles, Illinois, Jan,p.52
  • Using consultants to maximize Stafford Act recovery grants, Jan,p.54
  • Aerial robotics serves public works in emergency management, Jan,p.56
  • Hurricane Dolores comes to town, Jan,p.59
  • Gaining budgetary and other support for your emergency management and urban forestry programs, Jan,p.60
  • Ask Ann, Jan,p.64
  • President's Message, Feb,p.2
  • Washington Insight, Feb,p.4
  • Call for nominations to APWA Board of Directors issued, Feb,p.6
  • Technical Committee News, Feb,p.10
  • The Show for Snow heads to the Northeast, Feb,p.12
  • 3M technical tour showcases innovation, Feb,p.15
  • USDOT announces Smart City Challenge, Feb,p.16
  • Bridge District Water Storage Facility at Jerome D. Barry Park, Feb,p.18
  • Introducing the University of Washington to APWA, Feb,p.22
  • Recognize Your Leaders, Feb,p.24
  • Imagination to Innovation, Feb,p.28
  • Leadership By Discipline, Feb,p.30
  • International Idea Exchange, Feb,p.32
  • Street rights-of-way reimagined, Feb,p.38
  • Innovative solution for new hexavalent chromium drinking water regulation, Feb,p.41
  • Regulatory encumbrance or vital natural resource protection?, Feb,p.43
  • One size fits most: generic control system design for well upgrade programs, Feb,p.48
  • Stakeholders shape Charlotte's innovative Stormwater Ordinance, Feb,p.52
  • Asset Management, GIS, and Water Resources: One city's story, Feb,p.56
  • Using utility master planning for public engagement and developing public support, Feb,p.58
  • Ask Ann, Feb,p.60
  • President's Message, Mar,p.2
  • Washington Insight, Mar,p.4
  • Technical Committee News, Mar,p.6
  • What it means to be positive, Mar,p.7
  • Experience Minnesota, Mar,p.10
  • APWA's D.C. Office: Government Affairs, CPWA, Center for Sustainability, Media Relations and More!, Mar,p.12
  • CPII certification experience, Mar,p.16
  • Rehabilitation of the Bath Village Covered Bridge, Mar,p.18
  • Kansas City mayor's office uses data, public-private partnerships to achieve Women's Empowerment, Mar,p.22
  • Recognize Your Leaders, Mar,p.26
  • Imagination to Innovation, Mar,p.30
  • Open Your Winter Toolbox, Mar,p.31
  • Leadership By Discipline, Mar,p.34
  • International Idea Exchange, Mar,p.36
  • Virtual workshop gives Pierce County residents easy access to solid waste plan input, Mar,p.40
  • One-side-of-the-street garbage collection, Mar,p.42
  • Edmonton Anaerobic Digester project, Mar,p.44
  • Organics Checklist, Mar,p.48
  • City of Phoenix Wellness Program kick-starts drivers' health habits, Mar,p.50
  • Safety First: More than a slogan, Mar,p.52
  • Identifying temporary debris sites: a best practice in debris management planning, Mar,p.54
  • Operational teamwork in Tempe, Arizona: Fleet Services and Solid Waste address fleet readiness, Mar,p.56
  • President's Message, Apr,p.2
  • Washington Insight, Apr,p.4
  • Technical Committee News, Apr,p.6
  • APWA hires new Executive Director, Apr,p.7
  • Speak words that empower you, Apr,p.10
  • APWA turns a new page in its distinguished history, Apr,p.12
  • Knock knock...Who's there?, Apr,p.18
  • Recognize Your Leaders, Apr,p.20
  • Imagination to Innovation, Apr,p.22
  • Open Your Winter Toolbox, Apr,p.24
  • Leadership By Discipline, Apr,p.28
  • International Idea Exchange, Apr,p.30
  • Sustainable park renovations bring nature to a neighborhood, Apr,p.36
  • The Energy Revolution, Apr,p.42
  • Investigation of a building gone bad, Apr,p.44
  • Lawn conversions that save money, labor and resources, Apr,p.46
  • Keeping employees and citizens safe and secure in public buildings, Apr,p.50
  • Right-of-way mowing and maintenance, Apr,p.52
  • Developing an ADA Transition Plan, Apr,p.58
  • Ask Ann, Apr,p.96
  • President's Message, May,p.2
  • Washington Insight, May,p.4
  • Meet the new Executive Director, May,p.6
  • C4S News, May,p.8
  • Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award, May,p.12
  • Hartford in pictures, May,p.14
  • St. Croix Crossing Technical Tour, May,p.16
  • Minnesota Chapter celebrates 70 years, May,p.18
  • APWA accounces 19 public works professionals earned Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector credential, May,p.20
  • APWA announces new Certified Public Fleet Professionals, May,p.21
  • CSM asigns stormwater managers, May,p.22
  • Hurricane Katrina: Ten years later, May,p.24
  • Plugging the Brain Drain in your workforce, May,p.26
  • Recognize Your Leaders, May,p.28
  • Imagination to Innovation, May,p.32
  • Open Your Winter Toolbox, May,p.34
  • Leadership By Discipline, May,p.38
  • International Idea Exchange, May,p.40
  • Sustainability was key for new rental car facility at Logan Airport, May,p.46
  • Advancing community sustainability using the STAR Community Rating System, May,p.49
  • Planning to be prepared: climate change and natural hazards mitigation, May,p.52
  • Sustainability, it's about mitigating for and recovering from a disaster, May,p.54
  • Monetizing the value of resiliency, May,p.56
  • Coastal city solutions to protect infrastructure from sea level rise, May,p.59
  • Sustainability through a fleet lens, May,p.62
  • 100 Resilient Cities: How hundreds more cities can benefit, May,p.64
  • Sustainability Plans in public works agencies, May,p.66
  • Integrated "One Water" approach for managing water resources, May,p.68
  • Making streets complete for community sustainability, May,p.70
  • Sustainable solutions for locally-controlled water supply in Southern California, May,p.74
  • 2016 Top Ten Public Works Leaders named, May,p.76
  • President's Message, Jun,p.2
  • Washington Insight, Jun,p.4
  • Technical Committee News, Jun,p.5
  • Council of Chapters, Jun,p.7
  • Recreational activities in and around Minneapolis, Jun,p.8
  • Connecting through the Emerging Leaders Academy, Jun,p.10
  • APWA's CPII certification brings legitimacy to the construction inspection craft, Jun,p.14
  • The unappreciated value of stakeholder input and outreach on projects, Jun,p.16
  • What does diversity mean?, Jun,p.20
  • Recognize Your Leaders, Jun,p.22
  • Imagination to Innovation, Jun,p.27
  • Leadership By Discipline, Jun,p.28
  • Green Streets: Getting to efficient, effective and affordable, Jun,p.31
  • Drones as a tool for bridge inspection, Jun,p.35
  • Learning lessons from infrastructure tragecies, Jun,p.39
  • Flood mitigation for Blair water and wastewater treatment plants, Jun,p.41
  • National Weather Service products and information for public works, Jun,p.45
  • Emergency management software is not only for disasters, Jun,p.47
  • Ask Ann, Jun,p.50
  • President's Message, Jul,p.2
  • Washington Insight, Jul,p.4
  • Candidates for the APWA Board of Directors named, Jul,p.6
  • Technical Committee News, Jul,p.12
  • National Public Works Week celebrated in 56th observance across North America, Jul,p.14
  • Share your experience at PWX, Jul,p.19
  • Show your team colors, Jul,p.20
  • A simple idea for Flint, Jul,p.22
  • Want to be more innovative? Then you need to..., Jul,p.24
  • Three reasons most leadership training completely and totally fails (and three ways to fix it), Jul,p.26
  • The Five-Second Rule, Jul,p.28
  • Minneapolis in pictures, Jul,p.30
  • Benefitting from the CSM Certification: Personally, locally at work and in the community, and globally, Jul,p.33
  • Mind the Gap: Finding and resolving gaps in stormwater project management, Jul,p.36
  • Hometown Help for Heroes, Jul,p.38
  • Debtors to our profession, Jul,p.40
  • Strength in Numbers: Leadership Lessons from the Golden State Warriors, Jul,p.42
  • Keeping diversity in the forefront of public works, Jul,p.45
  • Recognize Your Leaders, Jul,p.46
  • Imagination to Innovation, Jul,p.50
  • Open Your Winter Toolbox, Jul,p.52
  • International Idea Exchange, Jul,p.55
  • Safer roads, safe communities: how Road Diets can improve your neighborhood's roadways, Jul,p.59
  • Making our local roads safer through Local Road Safety Planning, Jul,p.61
  • V2V, V2I or I2V, take your pick now, don't wait, Jul,p.64
  • The gas tax is running out of gas! What alternative is sustainable?, Jul,p.66
  • 2016 transportation safety activities at the Transportation Research Board annual meeting and the latest in transportation safety news, Jul,p.69
  • Involving tribes, improving road safety, Jul,p.72
  • How states are addressing local road safety, Jul,p.74
  • The future is bright! But how do we pay for it?, Jul,p.78
  • Taking partnering to a new level, Jul,p.81
  • Safety is Priority No. 1 for Railroads, Jul,p.84
  • APWA announces the 2016 Public Works Projects of the Year, Jul,p.86
  • Ask Ann, Jul,p.112
  • President's Message, Aug,p.2
  • Washington Insight, Aug,p.6
  • Technical Committee News, Aug,p.8
  • Snow Conference returns to New England, Aug,p.10
  • Empowering success, Aug,p.14
  • CPII certification draws attention to your fine-tuned skills in infrastructure inspection, Aug,p.16
  • #iampublicworks, Aug,p.18
  • Awards 2016, Aug,p.20
  • Four options to attend PWX, Aug,p.35
  • Don't miss these at PWX!, Aug,p.36
  • One-day passes available for PWX, Aug,p.37
  • Experience Minneapolis bicycling facilities, Aug,p.38
  • International Public Works Director Roundtable, Aug,p.40
  • Strategic planning for municipal fleet management, Aug,p.42
  • Rice Creek Commons: Revitalizing a vacant brownfield, Aug,p.44
  • The remarkable impact of being an effective client, Aug,p.48
  • Goats for Vegetation Management Program, Aug,p.52
  • Warming up to sustainable paving, Aug,p.56
  • Asset management through a life-cycle lens, Aug,p.60
  • Recognize Your Leaders, Aug,p.113
  • Imagination to Innovation, Aug,p.116
  • Open Your Winter Toolbox, Aug,p.117
  • Leadership By Discipline, Aug,p.120
  • International Idea Exchange, Aug,p.122
  • Embracing technology for damage prevention, Aug,p.126
  • Bringing cost-effective APWA training to the next generation of public works professionals, Aug,p.128
  • Guidance Statement for Abandoned Underground Facilities, Aug,p.130
  • Right-of-way acquisition process management utilizing GIS, Aug,p.134
  • Developing and implementing a streetlight fee for Salem, Oregon, Aug,p.137
  • The Damage Prevention Partnering Process (D3P), Aug,p.140
  • A bridge of firsts and lasts, Aug,p.144
  • Second Chances: Workforce reentry through structured employment, Aug,p.148
  • Developing a quality sidewalk program in Fairfield, Ohio, Aug,p.151
  • Maintain your maintenance skill, Aug,p.154
  • Traveling in new directions: Proactively addressing future transportation needs, Aug,p.156
  • Using data to drive innovation in environmental services, Aug,p.158
  • Local Funding: "Where the rubber meets the road" in transportation revenue generation, Aug,p.160
  • Pueblo levee project requires artful listening to many stakeholders, Aug,p.164
  • Worksite Safety: Not a one-size-fits-all approach, Aug,p.168
  • Interlocking concrete pavement as an alternative to asphalt concrete for Howard Road, Westley, California, Aug,p.170
  • America's Local Governments: Their annual budget process, Aug,p.172
  • Ask Ann, Aug,p.174
  • Advertorial, Aug,p.176
  • President's Message, Sep,p.2
  • Washington Insight, Sep,p.6
  • Technical Committee News, Sep,p.8
  • Chapter Membership Achievement Award Winners, Sep,p.10
  • CPII Certification: Take a strong look at what APWA can offer you and go for it, Sep,p.12
  • Public Works: Service to all, Sep,p.14
  • Recognize Your Leaders, Sep,p.16
  • Imagination to Innovation, Sep,p.20
  • Open Your Winter Toolbox, Sep,p.22
  • International Idea Exchange, Sep,p.26
  • Fleet customer service, Sep,p.30
  • GPS/AVL is not just used while plowing snow, Sep,p.32
  • Fleet staffing challenges in today's job market, Sep,p.34
  • Driverless work trucks and their applications to public works, Sep,p.36
  • What's in a name: Telematics, Automatic Vehicle Location, and Internet of Things?, Sep,p.40
  • Waste collection fleets are "smartening" up: the five newest smart truck technologies, Sep,p.44
  • How predictive analytics can reduce fleet costs and minimize downtime, Sep,p.48
  • Ask Ann, Sep,p.52
  • The City of Beverly Hills chooses Lytx, Inc. to provide the City with the DriveCam Program Solution, Sep,p.54
  • President's Message, Oct,p.2
  • Washington Insight, Oct,p.4
  • Technical Committee News, Oct,p.6
  • CPFP certification conveys instant credibility to others in the public works field, Oct,p.8
  • Recognize Your Leaders, Oct,p.10
  • Imagination to Innovation, Oct,p.12
  • Open Your Winter Toolbox, Oct,p.13
  • Leadership By Discipline, Oct,p.16
  • International Idea Exchange, Oct,p.18
  • Snow operations go green in Fort Collins, Oct,p.22
  • The Top Ten Issues in Winter Maintenance: Third time lucky?, Oct,p.26
  • Technology improves winter driving safety for the City of Lethbridge, Oct,p.30
  • Twenty ways to savd on salt, Oct,p.33
  • Succession planning in snow and ice operations, Oct,p.36
  • Charting a new course, Oct,p.38
  • Best Value versus Low Bid, Oct,p.40
  • Street Glaciers, Oct,p.42
  • Hail of a Day, Oct,p.46
  • City deploys new road weather equipment, Oct,p.48
  • Lead with purpose, Oct,p.50
  • Winter weather forecasting: your plan to succeed, Oct,p.52
  • Ask Ann, Oct,p.56
  • President's Message, Nov,p.2
  • CPFP certification: what you will learn will enable you to be successful, Nov,p.6
  • Legacy project commemorating 450 years, Nov,p.8
  • Recognize Your Leaders, Nov,p.12
  • Washington Insight, Nov,p.13
  • Imagination to Innovation, Nov,p.14
  • Open Your Winter Toolbox, Nov,p.15
  • International Idea Exchange, Nov,p.18
  • Ask Ann, Nov,p.24
  • New name, same great experience at the first PWX!, Nov,p.26
  • CPWA at PWX 2016, Nov,p.34
  • Diversity: Alive and well at the 2016 PWX, Nov,p.38
  • 2016 PWX Futures Program, Nov,p.40
  • President's Message, Dec,p.2
  • Technical Committee News, Dec,p.6
  • CPFP certification: validation, value and confidence as a fleet professional, Dec,p.8
  • Public Works advocacy success at the state level, Dec,p.10
  • Meet your APWA National Diversity Liaison, Dec,p.14
  • Recognize Your Leaders, Dec,p.17
  • Washington Insight, Dec,p.19
  • Imagination to Innovation, Dec,p.20
  • Open Your Winter Toolbox, Dec,p.21
  • Leadership By Discipline, Dec,p.24
  • International Idea Exchange, Dec,p.26
  • Ask Ann, Dec,p.28
  • Engaging the employee base, Dec,p.31
  • Searching for Gold: The right person is there -- if you know where to look, Dec,p.34
  • APWA members offer similar advice on leadership qualities, Dec,p.36
  • #iampublicworks -- How it all started!, Dec,p.38
  • Public Works-a-Lot, Dec,p.40
  • Public Works Awareness Front and Center, Dec,p.42
  • Stressful Situations: How to deal with others and yourself, Dec,p.44
  • It isn't blue, and it isn't thin, it's the public works Thick Orange Line, Dec,p.46