Message from Committee Chair, Stan Brown, P.E., PWLF
APWA Priority: Professional Development – Integrated and Comprehensive
APWA Small Cities/Rural Communities Committee Message from the Chair Stan Brown
Welcome to the APWA Small Cities/Rural Communities webpage! The Small Cities/Rural Communities Committee is a standing committee established to support communities with a population of less than 75,000 in addressing challenges unique to their population size and/or geographic location. Smaller and rural communities frequently face different obstacles than larger communities and this Committee provides an on-going opportunity for members to voice concerns, share problems and best practices. Based on APWA’s strategic priorities of professional development
, to strengthen and support our chapters
, our committee goals are to:
Continue to tailor our work program to focus on the critical issues identified by our members.
Build support for public works by helping our members tell their story, and
Promote the resources available from APWA.
In an effort to achieve our goals, the Committee provides education sessions at the Annual APWA PWX; (formerly known as APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition-"Best Show in Public Works"); includes monthly articles in the APWA Reporter
; conducts monthly conference calls; represents SC/RC members as liaisons to APWA technical committees; schedules on-line calls on topics of major interest to SC/RC members; and hosts a Town Hall Meeting during PWX.
As chair of the Small Cities/Rural Communities Committee, I look forward to hearing about both your challenges and your innovative solutions. It’s important that we share and learn from one another. I truly believe that “together we are better”! If you have ideas on how the Committee can provide better information and service to SC/RC members or would like to be more involved, please contact me.