The APWA national, chapter, DCS and self-assessment websites will be down for system maintenance and upgrades from 11:00pm central time Friday, August 29th to approximately 12:00am central time, Saturday August 30th.

New APWA staff

Bob Browell is the Manager for Chapter Relations at APWA. In this role he is responsible for ensuring that APWA chapters function at a high level and receive all available services and support possible from the national office.

Bob comes to APWA with an extensive background in national chapter and affiliate relations. He served as deputy national CEO for Camp Fire USA, a national youth development organization headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, where he oversaw that organization's affiliate structure.

A 13-year veteran of Camp Fire, Bob is an acknowledged facilitator, speaker and trainer on matters of nonprofit management, executive transitions, resource development and strategic planning. Prior to his stint with Camp Fire, Bob served for 12 years in various roles and as a member of the national staff for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America.

Bob also has a background in public sector technology development. For two years he served as director of marketing for a small high-tech firm specializing in image database development for county property assessment districts throughout the U.S.

Bob is a 21-year resident of Kansas City and lives with his wife Lynne and two cats in the Brookside neighborhood where he spends time restoring his 91-year-old home.

Megan Zadecky recently joined the APWA Washington staff as a Communications Manager. Megan will be responsible primarily for developing and implementing an education and outreach campaign to promote Environmental Management Systems (EMS). Conducting outreach and education on EMS is a new initiative that APWA is undertaking in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Stay tuned to the APWA Reporter for more information on EMS.

Before joining the APWA team, Megan developed and coordinated special education events on urban policy issues for the American Planning Association. She also has experience working with federal grant programs.

She is a graduate from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Urban Studies and Community Planning at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. Megan and her husband reside in Washington, D.C., and in her free time she enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her family and friends.