Spotlight On Winter Maintenance
This three-and-a-half-hour program featured three relevant and pertinent sessions for those who manage winter operations, including interviews with current APWA Leadership.
Sessions in this program include:
Communicating your Winter Maintenance Plan
Speaker: John Parsons
Pavement Gone to Pot? Patching and Preventing Potholes
Speakers: David Bergner, Mike Hale
Lessons from the Lab – Enhanced Liquid Deicers
Speaker: Scott Koefod
Did you attend the live program?
Access the recordings and revisit this content in the eLearning Portal.
Did you miss out?
You can purchase an annual registration for the Spotlight on Series or purchase the recordings in the APWA Store in September 2021.
SC/RC Perspective On Winter Maintenance
Preparing Small Cities/Rural Communities for Winter Weather Operations
Speakers: Marc Valenti and Craig Eldred
Winter operations is not limited to snow and ice season. Preparing for winter weather is a year-round charge for small cities and rural communities. Connect with panelists to prepare your winter weather operations and equipment in your small city/rural community.
Third Thursday Advocacy Jam: Winter Maintenance
October 15, 2020
2:30–3:30 p.m. CT
As public works agencies across the U.S. and Canada begin planning and preparing for winter maintenance, the threat of natural disasters looms large. In addition to snowstorms and other winter weather, different regions of the country can face a wide range of issues including flooding, hurricanes, wildfires, and more. Please join the APWA Government Affairs team and volunteer leaders for an interactive discussion on disaster relief policy, changes to grant programs, and the impact of COVID-19 on emergency management in both the U.S. and Canada. Please come ready with your stories – sharing your experiences with these programs and thoughts on how they might be improved will help APWA’s staff best advocate on your behalf. We look forward to hearing from you!
Registration is FREE for Members and Non-Members. You can register for the entire year of programming or by each individual program.
Register for Annual Series
Winter Maintenance Operator Certificate
October 6 and 8
7:30–9:30 a.m. CT
SOLD OUT — REGISTRATION CLOSED. New November session now open >
Launched for chapters mid-2019, this is the first time this program will be available to nationally. This four-hour certificate program is targeted towards those staff in the trucks performing winter operations, including operators, crew leaders, and foremen. The program focuses on snow and ice control materials and how they work, equipment, and operations.
During this program’s national debut, hear from speakers who developed this program, many of whom are current or former operators themselves. The format blends the best of live face-to-face with the convenience of online learning. The workshop will be held over one week, two days a week with two-hour class sessions. Live session dates and times are October 6 and 8 from 7:30am-9:30am Central. Live sessions will be recorded, and participants can either go back and revisit material later or catch up on a session they missed.
1. Discuss the basics of winter operations and apply essential winter operation for operators.
2. Identify common winter materials and how they work.
3. Explain the different winter equipment available and its upkeep and determine the benefits of enhanced communication between fleet personnel and operators.
Introductory pricing is available for this first session: $50 for Members and Non-Members.