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Listed in this index are all articles published in the APWA Reporter during 2010. They are categorized by subject, with subject headings in alphabetical order.

  • Summary, Jan, p. 0
  • Public works stands guard this flu season, Jan, p. 4

Back to the Basics

  • Back to the basic supervision, Jan, p. 24
  • Harnessing the power of the Millennial generation, Feb, p. 22
  • How to recognize stressed-out employees, Mar, p. 22
  • Selling your ideas, Apr, p. 42
  • Decision-making tools for personnel selection, May, p. 36
  • APWA Emerging Leaders Academy III meets for a successful leadership retreat, Jun, p. 28
  • Making your values stick, Jul, p. 38
  • Proactive vs. reactive workload planning, Aug, p. 64
  • When should you consider privatizing your services?, Sep, p. 18
  • Guide to effective communication and persuasive presentations, Oct, p. 10
  • Utilizing students in the workplace, Nov, p. 20

Diversity

  • Utilizing retired professionals to help solve today's challenges, Jan, p. 8
  • Inclusion + Diversity = Empowerment for All, Feb, p. 18
  • L.A. women excel in solid resources, Mar, p. 16
  • The concept of diversity: growing up and keeping pace with change, Apr, p. 32
  • Initiating an employee incentive program for a multi-generational culture, May, p. 18
  • Four diverse, dynamic women, Jun, p. 24
  • 2009-2010 APWA Diversity Committee's accomplishments, Aug, p. 12
  • Young Professionals: The Future of APWA, Aug, p. 16
  • Reaching beyond my limits, Sep, p. 10
  • Diversity in action at the 2010 APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition in Boston, Massachusetts, Oct, p. 26
  • The Importance of Mentoring: Future Cities, Nov, p. 12
  • It is safe to be me, Dec, p. 23

Emergency Management

  • Is your jurisdiction eligible to receive HMGP funds following a major disaster declaration?, Jan, p. 26
  • Cedar Rapids: Repositioning a city post-disaster, Jan, p. 28
  • The changing role of public works in emergencies, disasters and traffic incident management, Jan, p. 31
  • The May 2008 Wenchuan earthquake: emergency response and recovery, Jan, p. 36
  • Small community NIMS compliance, Jan, p. 40
  • National Infrastructure Protection Plan offers framework for public works professionals, Jan, p. 44
  • Administering FEMA requirements doesn't need to be a disaster, Aug, p. 42

Inside APWA

  • 2010 Editorial Calendar, Jan, p. 9
  • Index to 2009 articles, Jan, p. 18
  • Call for nominations to APWA Board issued, Feb, p. 6
  • APWA Board of Directors, Apr, p. 6
  • Meet your APWA staff, Apr, p. 7
  • Embracing e-learning in public works, Apr, p. 30
  • APWA is going social, Apr, p. 38
  • Florida Chapter celebrates 50 years of service to its members, Apr, p. 40
  • APWA not immune from downturn, May, p. 6
  • APWA Center for Sustainability: A new vision for public works, May, p. 8
  • The U.S. Bicycle Route System: Connecting people, communities and the nation, May, p. 22
  • Three hundred million and counting, May, p. 26
  • Top Tens: A history of professional excellence, May, p. 28
  • President-Elect Crombie awarded Honorary Membership in American Academy of Environmental Engineers, Jun, p. 7
  • We Are Public Works: Come join us!, Jun, p. 18
  • Back to school, Jun, p. 26
  • Candidates for the APWA Board of Directors named, Jul, p. 8
  • APWA Roadway Safety Subcommittee established, Jul, p. 14
  • Communication in real time, Jul, p. 30
  • APWA Board actions set stage for exceptional year, Aug, p. 8
  • Are you involved in a community? You should be!, Aug, p. 18
  • Board of Directors election results, Sep, p. 9
  • Reaching the top of the "Accreditation Mountain" in Grain Valley, Sep, p. 14
  • CPWA at Congress, Oct, p. 32
  • Futures Day 2010: Boston, Massachusetts, Oct, p. 36
  • On-Line Mentoring: How it works, what we have learned, Dec, p. 14
  • Emerging Leaders Academy aims to lay the groundwork for APWA's future, Dec, p. 16
  • Distracted Driving: A year of action, Dec, p. 22

International Idea Exchange

  • Engineers Without Borders-USA, Jan, p. 22
  • Old stuff about asphalt, Feb, p. 26
  • Riding the Storm: 2010 INGENIUM Conference, Feb, p. 28
  • Haiti Cherie, Mar, p. 24
  • Planning for organic waste recycling in the Czech Republic, Mar, p. 26
  • Water: More precious than gold, Apr, p. 46
  • The January 2010 Haiti earthquake: a public works disaster, May, p. 38
  • Opportunities for APWA with Engineers Without Borders-USA, Jun, p. 30
  • Hope for Honduras, Jun, p. 32
  • International Federation to meet at Boston Congress, Jun, p. 33
  • Spring in Zlin, Czech Republic, Jul, p. 42
  • International Affairs Committee 2009 to 2010, Aug, p. 66
  • Public works management programs for Lavasa, India, Sep, p. 20
  • International Affairs Committee approves pilot program that enhances APWA member access to global resources and solutions, Oct, p. 14
  • Call for Applicants for 2011 Jennings Randolph International Fellowship Program, Oct, p. 16
  • APWA President George Crombie attends ICLEI VIII National/International Conference, Nov, p. 22

Leadership and Management

  • The changing role of the public works director, Jan, p. 10
  • A Call to Arms, Aug, p. 110
  • The Road to Excellence, Dec, p. 10
  • Look what's on our recommended reading list!, Dec, p. 24
  • Could a mustache save Christmas? The Woodridge Public Works Department believed it could, Dec, p. 25
  • Taking charge/making an impact in your community as public works director, Dec, p. 26
  • Who Are We/Public Works: How to positively promote the role and contributions of public works to the community, Dec, p. 30
  • What great public works directors do differently, Dec, p. 32
  • Do you need a master's degree?, Dec, p. 34
  • Exploring the DNA of a successful public works leader, Dec, p. 36
  • Management 101: Building sustainable employee trust, Dec, p. 40

New APWA staff

  • Joan Awald, Jan, p. 13
  • Sabrina Vargas, Aug, p. 17
  • Jeff Dugdale, Dec, p. 12
  • Josh Johnson, Dec, p. 12

President's Message

  • Public Works stands guard this flu season, Jan, p. 2
  • Diversity adds strength, Feb, p. 2
  • A plan for debris management, Mar, p. 2
  • Getting everyone involved, Apr, p. 2
  • Building relationships of trust and respect, May, p. 2
  • Be a Public Works Patriot! Join us in Boston!, Jun, p. 2
  • Let's get this economy moving, Jul, p. 2
  • Serving our communities and our profession: a proud tradition, Aug, p. 2
  • A broad, bold and aggressive agenda for APWA, Sep, p. 2
  • A better world for our children, Oct, p. 2
  • Winter maintenance operations will make a difference, Nov, p. 2
  • APWA must seize the moment, Dec, p. 2

Public Works Historical Society

  • FEMA: Mission and History, Jan, p. 42
  • Recycling and recovery of waste: a worldwide issue, Mar, p. 41
  • A Taste of Boston, Apr, p. 28
  • The golden age of public works in Boston, Jun, p. 20
  • PWHS, Boston and Congress 2010: Circulation in the Living City, Jul, p. 26
  • A brief history of the residential garbage collection packer, Sep, p. 42
  • The 2010 Public Works Historical Society Congress programs, Oct, p. 34
  • A brief history of the APWA Wisconsin Chapter Snow Plow Roadeo, Nov, p. 36

Small Cities/Rural Communities

  • La Center learns to manage a wetland, Jan, p. 16
  • Disseminating traveler information through microblogging, Feb, p. 20
  • Rolling Meadows Public Works Citizens Academy, Mar, p. 18
  • Completion of new water plant is reflective of strong community pride and local commitment, May, p. 16
  • Plowing through boundaries, Jun, p. 22
  • Emerald ash borer threatens your community's ash trees, Aug, p. 93
  • Mt. Moriah Cemetery: Third Annual Lantern Lighting Ceremony, Sep, p. 12
  • So, what's your problem?, Oct, p. 30
  • A field management success story, Nov, p. 16
  • 2010 City of La Quinta Public Works Department Student Outreach Program, Dec, p. 21

Technical Committee News

  • Emergency Management Committee builds strong relationship with FEMA, Jan, p. 6
  • An ounce of conservation, Feb, p. 8
  • A year with the Solid Waste Management Technical Committee, Mar, p. 6
  • Taking a stand on Facilities & Grounds, Apr, p. 18
  • Keeping up with change, Jun, p. 9
  • Transportation Committee: always on the move, Jul, p. 12
  • Underneath it all...Utility and Public Right-of-Way, Aug, p. 11
  • The Fleet Services Committee: Serving members, chapters, agencies and CPFPs, Sep, p. 8
  • Snow, Ice and the Great Northwest, Nov, p. 8
  • Change is coming: the Leadership and Management Committee, Dec, p. 8

Washington Insight

  • National Homeland Security Consortium reviews key emergency management initiatives, Jan, p. 4
  • EPA issues final rule affecting construction and development sites, Feb, p. 4
  • EPA issues "Endangerment Finding" setting the stage for regulation of carbon dioxide, Mar, p. 4
  • APWA member appointed to FEMA National Advisory Council, Apr, p. 4
  • Administration takes further steps to promote livability, May, p. 4
  • APWA emergency management leaders meet with White House national security team, Jun, p. 4
  • APWA recognized as first responder by DHS Emergency Services Sector Coordinating Council, Jun, p. 6
  • Government Affairs Committee meets with federal agency and elected leaders, Jun, p. 8
  • Transportation authorization follows an uncertain path, Jul, p. 6
  • DHS National Cyber Security Division to evaluate APWA members' cyber systems, Aug, p. 6
  • APWA attends National Homeland Security Consortium meeting, Sep, p. 6
  • APWA advocacy priorities focus on issues of importance to communities, Oct, p. 6
  • APWA, public safety stakeholders and legislators promote creation of nationwide interoperable communications network, Nov, p. 6
  • Administration's infrastructure investment plan includes transportation reauthorization principles, Dec, p. 6

National Public Works Week

  • City of Thousand Oaks celebrates National Public Works Week, Feb, p. 16
  • The team behind the scenes opens its doors, Mar, p. 14
  • 50th Anniversary of National Public Works Week, Apr, p. 24
  • What you can do for National Public Works Week, May, p. 14
  • North America celebrates 50th anniversary of National Public Works Week, Jul, p. 32
  • National Public Works Week in Grants Pass, Jul, p. 34
  • Fifth Annual DPW Day at Plymouth Public Library, Jul, p. 36
  • Los Angeles honors outstanding public works employees, Aug, p. 20

North American Snow Conference

  • Celebrating 50 Years of Snow!, Feb, p. 10
  • One man's junk is another man's treasure, Mar, p. 8
  • Snow Conference Technical Tour to visit two facilities, Mar, p. 12
  • Omaha in pictures, Apr, p. 20
  • Snowfighters pack Omaha Qwest Center for the 50th anniversary of the North American Snow Conference, Jul, p. 27
  • Snow and ice across the continent, Nov, p. 10

Water Resources

  • Street Sweeping: Which method is best for improving stormwater quality?, Feb, p. 30
  • Blazing trails to provide a new potable water source for El Paso, Feb, p. 32
  • Water conservation through turf management, Feb, p. 36
  • The history and evolution of training for the water and wastewater industries, Feb, p. 38
  • A new calm before...during...and after the storm, Feb, p. 41
  • Does the Yellow Brick Road lead to water quality?, Feb, p. 44
  • First flush stormwater treatment, Feb, p. 46
  • A stormwater utility can provide a cost-effective way to address coastal stormwater management issues, Feb, p. 48
  • Reclaiming wells with high arsenic levels, Feb, p. 51
  • Rethinking rain gardens, Aug, p. 50
  • A new approach to the collection of urban weather data, Aug, p. 56
  • Reducing stormwater runoff impacts, Aug, p. 96
  • Precast Concrete: The stormwater management solution, Aug, p. 104
  • Environmental Management System: A key to effective management and sustainability for water and wastewater utilities, Aug, p. 106
  • Categorizing extreme rainfall events by severity, not rarity, Aug, p. 116

Solid Waste Management

  • Solid waste management trends in 2010, Mar, p. 30
  • Greenhouse gas impacts of solid waste management, Mar, p. 36
  • Pay-As-You-Throw - Now: Increase recycling and decrease greenhouse gases quickly, fairly and cost-effectively, Mar, p. 38
  • APWA on pharmaceuticals: It's time for producer responsibility, Mar, p. 42
  • Automated waste collection: how to make sure it makes sense for your community, Mar, p. 44
  • Trends in solid waste: Florida considering 75% recycling target, Mar, p. 49
  • Disposal solutions for compact fluorescent lamps and batteries, Mar, p. 52
  • Rectifying the mistakes of a city's past, Mar, p. 56
  • Turning environmental eyesores into signature public parks, Aug, p. 38
  • Don't waste a good bug-bioreactor landfill, Aug, p. 52
  • Ventura Regional Sanitation District launches innovative Biosolids Drying and Renewable Power Generation Facility, Aug, p. 58

Transportation

  • A plan unveiled: the U.S. Bicycle Route System, Mar, p. 7
  • Seattle's Complete Streets Program, Jul, p. 44
  • The Elkhorn Slough Early Mitigation Partnership: Protecting sensitive habitat with major state highway projects, Jul, p. 48
  • Moving towards a sustainability rating system for transportation projects: how wide a net to cast?, Jul, p. 50
  • Knoxville's move toward "Complete Streets, Jul, p. 53
  • City of Des Moines GPS-based sign inventory on a budget, Jul, p. 56
  • Inside the Tucson modern streetcar project, Jul, p. 58
  • Lynnwood Olympic View Drive Road Improvement, Phases 1 & 2, Jul, p. 60
  • A TRB Annual Meeting experience, Jul, p. 64
  • Every Day Counts initiative bringing new sense of urgency, innovation to highway community, Jul, p. 66
  • Cook County saves taxpayers money by diamond grinding roadways, Jul, p. 68
  • Buddy, can you spare a dime?, Jul, p. 72
  • Creating a transit station that enhances your community, Aug, p. 86
  • Training your staff to comply with ADA requirements: making curbs compliant, Aug, p. 102
  • Comparisons of rubberized asphalt binders, Aug, p. 111

Annual Buyer's Guide

  • Annual Buyer's Guide, Apr, p. 80
  • Alphabetical listing, Apr, p. 80
  • Categorical listing, Apr, p. 98

Awards

  • Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award, Apr, p. 34
  • 2010 Top Ten Public Works Leaders named, May, p. 30
  • APWA announces the 2010 Public Works Projects of the Year, Jul, p. 76
  • Chapter Membership Achievement Award winners announced, Aug, p. 4
  • Awards 2010, Aug, p. 24

Facilities and Grounds

  • ADA modifications fit building's character, function and pocketbook, Apr, p. 50
  • Completing construction quicker and better in Sacramento County, Apr, p. 52
  • Bakersfield's downtown canal comes to life, Apr, p. 56
  • Accommodating intense parks use, Apr, p. 59
  • Transition Plans: It's the law, Apr, p. 62
  • The evolution of modern playground equipment, Apr, p. 64
  • Bridging the gap between city traffic engineers and the blind community, Apr, p. 66
  • City of Bristol, Connecticut: City Hall boiler casualty and use of ARRA energy funding for replacement, Apr, p. 70
  • The art and science of building a retaining wall, Apr, p. 78

Sustainability

  • Sustainability 2010: Focus on Minneapolis, May, p. 12
  • Making sustainable decisions easy, May, p. 40
  • Starting from scratch: how to build sustainability into your programs from the ground up, May, p. 44
  • Sustainability in public works: the airplane view, May, p. 46
  • Early action the key to the Saanich Municipal Emissions Mitigation Plan, May, p. 48
  • Partnership with ICLEI, May, p. 52
  • The "green" revolution has reached the parking industry, May, p. 54
  • Implementing a Sustainability Plan in your community: turning talk into action, May, p. 56
  • New Public Works: Designers address the federal sustainability agenda, May, p. 58
  • Green jobs creation for budgets in the red, Aug, p. 48
  • Innovative approaches for sustainable energy management, Aug, p. 62
  • Reliability Re-Found: Nesting resilient and adaptive solutions into urban infrastructure, Aug, p. 120
  • Security's sustainable role, Aug, p. 132
  • Catalyzing sustainability in public works: the 2010 Sustainability in Public Works Conference, Oct, p. 8

Congress 2010

  • Leadership for changing times, Jun, p. 10
  • The "New Normal": Designing for speed, scale and scope, Jul, p. 16
  • Boston in pictures, Jul, p. 24
  • Four options to attend Congress, Aug, p. 35
  • Don't miss these at Congress!, Aug, p. 36
  • One-day passes available for Congress, Aug, p. 36
  • The Boston Congress: A Public Works Revolution, Oct, p. 18
  • Moments from the 2010 Congress, Oct, p. 38

Engineering and Technology

  • Seismic Building Performance: How will your structures hold up?, Jun, p. 34
  • Characteristics of the successful twenty-first century public works director, Jun, p. 36
  • Giving public works administrators a crystal ball, Jun, p. 38
  • BIM (Building Information Modeling), Jun, p. 40
  • Staying on top of new technology for local streets and roads, Jun, p. 42
  • Peoria Public Works Department reduces costs with mobile GIS, Jun, p. 44
  • Mobile offices put inspectors on the road, Jun, p. 46
  • Below these crowded streets: Charleston's network of underground infrastructure, Jun, p. 48
  • Solar water system helps drop energy use, Jun, p. 52
  • Municipal broadband helps improve operational efficiencies and quality of services in Rock Hill, SC, Jun, p. 54
  • LiDAR puts impervious surfaces "on the map, Aug, p. 90
  • Maintaining good community relations during construction, Aug, p. 100
  • A better way to rebuild better infrastructure, Aug, p. 114
  • Agencies find the "I" in GIS to create next generation solutions, Aug, p. 122

Fleet Services

  • 2010 light truck rollout: more bang for the municipal buck, Aug, p. 126
  • Polk County's innovative response to high fuel costs, Sep, p. 24
  • Ames, Iowa, is changing itself from red and black to green, Sep, p. 26
  • Toward 100% implementation of bio-fuels and electric vehicles, Sep, p. 28
  • Spec'ing your work trucks for optimum fuel economy, Sep, p. 30
  • TOT theory for improving technicians' productivity, Sep, p. 34
  • Life Cycle Costing, Sep, p. 36
  • John Deere isn't the only thing "green" in Moline, Sep, p. 38
  • Leaning and greening public works fleets, Sep, p. 44

Utility and Public Right-of-Way

  • The professional utility coordination process and how it can benefit your projects, Aug, p. 68
  • Creating a Right-of-Way Management Program, Aug, p. 72
  • Sustainability of our right-of-way, Aug, p. 74
  • Sustainable solutions for right-of-way management, Aug, p. 78
  • Update your seawall design, Aug, p. 80
  • Utility coordination through cooperation, Aug, p. 82

Winter Maintenance

  • Salt Brine: An anti-icing solution, Aug, p. 130
  • The importance of establishing levels of service for winter operations, Nov, p. 26
  • Validating environmental impacts of best snow and ice practices, Nov, p. 30
  • The International Winter Road congress comes to North America, Nov, p. 32
  • There is always the window, Nov, p. 38
  • Pre-Storm Strategy and Post-Storm Assessment meetings, Nov, p. 41
  • Optimized snowplow routing using the A* artificial intelligence algorithm can save 12% on plowing costs, Nov, p. 42
  • Economic and environmental sustainability meet on our nations' highways, Nov, p. 44
  • The City of Denver: A benchmark for snow and ice management, Nov, p. 48

Obituaries

  • APWA Past President, Joseph F. Casazza, dies, Nov, p. 18