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TECHNICAL COMMITTEE NEWS
Fleet Services Committee serious about education
Technical Services Program Manager
APWA Kansas City office
The APWA Fleet Services Committee is very serious about educational and professional development tools for public works fleet professionals. The committee is proud to host an annual Reporter that is devoted to fleet issues, and eagerly developed subject areas and authors for technical articles. A major educational and professional development opportunity for APWA members and public works professionals is the annual Congress.
Members of APWA's Fleet Services Committee at the San Diego Congress. From left: Cathy Radek, Superintendent of Administrative Services, City of Evanston, IL; Larry Frevert, Board Liaison, Acting Director of Public Works, City of Kansas City, MO; Don Moore, Equipment Services Director, City of Farmers Branch, TX; Charlie Caudill, Equipment Maintenance Superintendent, City of Yuma, AZ; and Samuel Lamerato, Chair, Superintendent of Motor Pool, City of Troy, MI. Not pictured: Judy Workman, Fleet Manager, City of Greeley, CO; Sharon Subadan, Fleet Management Division Chief, Montgomery County, MD; and Karen Bloodworth, APWA Staff Liaison.
At the 2003 International Public Works Congress and Exposition in San Diego the Fleet Services Committee provided a full-day pre-conference workshop and three educational sessions. The committee's most recent publication, Top Ten Performance Measures for Fleet Managers, was the top-selling Technical Committee book at the Congress bookstore. And the number-two best seller was another fleet publication entitled Vehicle Replacement Guide.
Committee members have been hard at work on educational programming for the 2004 Congress in Atlanta. A pre-conference workshop will be submitted that explores "Emerging Technology in Public Fleets." The agenda calls for presentations by the "Big Three" auto manufacturers describing new and upcoming public fleet vehicles and patrol car technology; a segment about police car restoration vs. purchase; and finally, presentations by the major manufacturers of alternative fueled vehicles (AFV) to discuss new and future technology.
The Fleet Services Committee's three planned educational sessions for the 2004 Congress include:
We greatly appreciate the support of Mike Lopker, Deputy Public Works Director, City of Phoenix, and Sharon Subadan, Fleet Management Division Chief for Montgomery County, Maryland. Classes begin and end at noon. As a value-added service to chapters and members, APWA can also bring this course to your agency, customizing the content to your department's specific needs. A preview of the course content follows.
Karen Bloodworth can be reached at (800) 848-APWA or at email@example.com.