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.

First-Timers Meeting
APWA King of the Hill Tennis Tournament*
Get Acquainted Party
APWA Blood Drive
CPWA Luncheon
PWHS Luncheon
Awards and Recognition Ceremony and Reception
Young Professionals Networking Reception
AAEE Breakfast
Diversity Brunch
5K Fun Run
Baseball Game
Golf Tournament
Sightseeing Tours

 

First-Timers Meeting

Sunday, August 26, 7 – 8:20 a.m.
If you are attending the APWA Congress for the first time, please join us at the First-Timers Meeting. You’ll hear greetings from the APWA President and Executive Director; learn how to get the most out of your dollar and time investment in Congress; learn all about the educational sessions and tracks that APWA offers; learn how to use the exhibits to your advantage; understand how to scan the Congress program to find what you need; and in the process, make some lifelong acquaintances of public works people from around the world.
 

APWA King of the Hill Tennis Tournament*

Sunday, August 26, 8 – 10 a.m.
The local organizers have arranged a doubles – king-of-the-hill format tennis tournament at Orange County's premier private tennis club, the Racquet Club of Irvine, just 20 minutes from the Anaheim Convention Center. Download the entry form to register.
*Additional fee applies
 

Get Acquainted Party

Sunday, August 26, 5 – 7 p.m., Arena Plaza
Cowabunga! APWA’s Southern California Chapter invites you to come hit the beach at our vintage, 60s style beach party. Grab your surfboard, cruise on over in your woody wagon and join the fun in the Arena Plaza, located between the Anaheim Convention Center and the Hilton Hotel. Listen to the awesome sounds of Catch a Wave, the Beach Boys tribute band that sounds more like the Beach Boys than the Beach Boys do! Mellow out with cool drinks and great southern California appetizers, or just hang loose with your friends and enjoy a brewski. Can you dig it?


APWA Blood Drive

Monday and Tuesday, August 27 and 28, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Do you have 45 minutes to spare to save the life of another person? Did you know that every three seconds someone needs blood? One single donation can save as many as three lives—and there is NO substitute for human blood. Anyone age 17 years or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds and is in good general health may donate. Photo identification is required before beginning the donation process. (Some health conditions or medications may temporarily or permanently prevent persons from donating blood.) Prospective donors must first complete a health history questionnaire and go through a screening process. During the screening process, a technician will take important vital signs such as blood pressure, temperature, and an iron check. If all the requirements are met, a unit of blood is drawn from the donor. The actual blood collection takes approximately 15–20 minutes. The entire process, from when you sign in to the time you leave, takes between 45–60 minutes. Please join APWA—proud partners with the American Red Cross—in this vital effort. Roll up your sleeve and save a life!
 

CPWA Luncheon*

Monday, August 27, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
*Additional fee applies


William J. (Bill) Bertera, Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), will discuss ISI and the new prototype tool to rate the sustainability of a civil infrastructure project at any point in its life cycle, and to relate that assessment to other infrastructure assets and needs. The tool factors in not only engineering and construction elements, but environmental, legal, social and economic variables. The tool is called EnvISIon™ and its purpose is to help facilitate the public discussion of what constitutes sustainable infrastructure in your community and to assist public works professionals in implementing those goals.


PWHS Luncheon*

Monday, August 27, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
*Additional fee applies


Carol S. Armstrong, Ph.D., Co-Director of the Los Angeles River Project will review how the City and County of Los Angeles are working together to revitalize the LA River with a 51-mile network of parks, trails, open space, and other recreational, historical, and cultural amenities. The effort has a 20 to 50 year build-out horizon and is expected to cost more than $5 billion involving countless public, private, and nonprofit sector organizations. This presentation will highlight progress in implementing the City's LA River Revitalization Master Plan—6 years since its adoption by the LA City Council.

 

Awards & Recognition Ceremony and Reception

Monday, August 27, 5 – 7 p.m.
APWA’s Awards Program recognizes outstanding individuals, groups and chapters representing the best in public works. Come celebrate with your colleagues as we pay tribute to them for their achievements and contributions to the public works profession. The awards ceremony will be immediately followed by a special reception honoring our award winners.
 

Young Professionals Networking Reception

Monday, August 27, 8 – 9:30 p.m.

Please join us at APWA’s fourth annual Young Professionals Networking Reception. All APWA members age 35 and younger are invited to attend at the Anabella Hotel (1030 W. Katella Avenue). Guests will have the opportunity to meet and socialize with other young public works professionals, including members of APWA’s Emerging Leaders Academy and the Subcommittee on Generational Issues. Learn more about how APWA is attracting young people to the industry, and keeping them engaged! Business casual dress is preferred. 
 

AAEE Breakfast*

Tuesday, August 28, 7 – 8:15 a.m.
*Additional fee applies

 

AAEE has formed a committee to develop and disseminate a clear message on the importance of QBS in public agency procurements. APWA and several other professional societies are represented on this committee. Committee members, Michael W. Selna, PE, BCEE and John Herzke, PE will discuss the committee’s goals of providing a succinct, impactful message to Public Works Directors and procurement professionals. Mike Selna, a life member of APWA, devoted most of his 37-year career to the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts in design and construction of public works projects. He retired in 2009, as Assistant Chief Engineer. John Herzke, a former City Engineer for Virginia Beach, VA, longstanding member of APWA, and a Vice President of Clark Nexsen, has written and spoken extensively on QBS.


Diversity Brunch*

Tuesday, August 28, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
*Additional fee applies


Andrea Alarcón, recently elected President of the Los Angeles Board of Public Works, oversees a $1 billion-plus budget and 5200 employees. Ms. Alarcón is an avid activist who has devoted her life to public service. Her previous positions include Executive Director of the largest transitional home for victims of domestic violence in the United States and leading the California Attorney General’s Anti-Gang Violence Initiative. She has received numerous honors and awards from the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Board of Education, the Latina Lawyers Bar Association, the United States Congress, the United States Department of Justice, the California State Senate, and the City of Los Angeles. A lawyer by profession, Ms. Alarcon is 32 years old and considers her greatest pride, joy, and accomplishment to be her nine-year old daughter.
 

5K Fun Run*

Tuesday, August 28, 7:30 a.m.
Join us for the Santa Ana River Bike Trail 5K Fun Run, just three miles east of the Anaheim Convention Center. Download the entry form to register.
*Additional fee applies
 

Baseball Game*

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Boston Red Sox
Tuesday, August 28, 7:05 p.m. game time

At Angels Stadium, just three miles directly east of the Anaheim Convention Center. Download the entry form to register.
*Additional fee applies
 

Golf Tournament*

Wednesday, August 29, bus departs Anaheim Convention Center at 6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m. shotgun start
At the Coyote Hills Golf Course, just 20 minutes from the Anaheim Convention Center. Enjoy the challenge of one of Southern California's most beautiful and challenging golf courses, designed by golf legend Payne Stewart and Cal Olsen. In-cart GPS with up-to-date tournament leader boards. Four-person, 18-hole scramble format. Download the entry form to register.
*Additional fee applies
 

Sightseeing Tours

These optional tours are not available to the public—they are only offered to APWA attendees. That means you may know the other people on the tour! Tours will depart from and return to the Anaheim Convention Center's Transit Plaza, located near Hall D. Click here for more information or to register for sightseeing tours.