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Saturday, August 25, 2012


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Separate fee required. $300 Member, $350 Nonmember (fee includes instruction, materials, and breaks. Lunch will be on your own.) Are your operational performance and productivity levels as high as you want them to be? This workshop is designed to help you examine and evaluate your agency's current management policies and procedures. You'll learn how to target problem areas, identify opportunities, and improve the overall effectiveness of all of your public works operations. If you are already using the Management Practices Manual to prepare for APWA accreditation, the new format will give you hands-on training. This workshop is designed for public works directors, managers, supervisors, and accreditation managers, as well as municipal administrators performing public works functions.

    Room :  207D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Implement a self assessment process for your agency to benchmark overall performance and productivity.
    2. Use the Public Works Management Practices Manual as a tool to develop or improve existing practices.
    3. Identify opportunities to imporve the overall effectiveness of your public works operation and increase employee morale.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Ann Daniels
      Director of Accreditation,  American Public Works Association,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Management
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    Separate fee required. $300 Member, $350 Nonmember (fee includes instruction, materials, and breaks. Lunch will be on your own.) One of the top issues for public works agencies across North America is how to best manage consultants. Don't miss this opportunity to become better equipped to provide effective oversight and management of consultants. The first question we'll tackle is how to best decide whether to do the work in-house or contract the project out. Then, we'll move on to address how to: • Manage the RFP process and evaluate submissions • Determine initial project scope, budget, and schedule • Refine project scope and project changes • Review contract boilerplate language (indemnity clause) and negotiate the best contract for your agency • Develop a release for construction checklist • Monitor the project and review consultant supplied information • Manage the internal review process • Measure progress, earned value, and project status • Deal with a non-performing consultant • Conduct the project post-mortem and evaluate consultant performance About your instructor: Michael S. Ellegood, PE is a Senior Consultant affiliated with PSMJ Resources for 12 years. He is the former County Public Works Director, County Engineer and Director, Department of Transportation for Maricopa County, Arizona.

    Room :  203B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Manage the RFP process and evaluate submissions.
    2. Determine initial project scope, budget, and schedule.
    3. Refine project scope and project changes.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Michael S. Ellegood, PE
      Principal Consultant,  PSMJ Resources, Inc.,  Prescott,  AZ

    Category:
    • Construction Management

Sunday, August 26, 2012


8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    The average single-use plastic bag is used for 12 minutes and then released to create disposal problems, clog waterways, and damage marine ecosystems and wildlife. Are ordinances restricting the use of single-use bags effective?

    Room :  304B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Develop a program that encourages the use of reusable bags and restricts single-use bags.
    2. Review single-use bag restriction ordinances implemented by other communities.
    3. Examine the outreach efforts and community concerns, plus the cost issues and savings associated with implementing the "Bag the Plastic" program.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Mark Bowers
      Solid Waste Programs Division Manager,  City of Sunnyvale,  Sunnyvale,  CA
    • Matthew Maddox
      Environmental Planner,  Rincon Consultants,  San Luis Obispo,  CA
    • Josephine Miller
      Environmental Analyst,  City of Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment,  Santa Monica,  CA

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Solid Waste

    Cities around the country are watching as Kansas City completes construction of the largest "green" Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) control project in the nation. The green infrastructure tactics include: street, curb, and sidewalk repairs; traffic calming devices; and green stormwater management features.

    Room :  303C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine how to integrate stormwater controls and community improvements through sustainable design approaches.
    2. Discover the various applications and benefits of using green infrastructure.
    3. Anticipate challenges and determine solutions when retrofitting stormwater controls for older neighborhoods.


    SPEAKERS:
    • David A. Dods
      Senior Environmental Engineer,  URS Corporation,  Overland Park,  KS

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Storm Water / Flood Control
    • Water / Waste Water

    In most communities, the homeowner is responsible for the repair/replacement of water and sewer lines. The City of Tempe, Arizona has a subscription-based opt-in service line protection program (SLiPP) that provides financial assistance for repairs and replacement.

    Room :  303D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the key components for developing a service line protection program.
    2. Increase and diversify your city's revenue stream by implementing a SLiPP.
    3. Expand the provision of value-added services for your residents without increasing the budget.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Don Bessler
      Public Works Director,  City of Tempe,  Tempe,  AZ
    • Wendy Springborn, MBA
      Engineering Services Manager,  City of Tempe,  Tempe,  AZ

    Category:
    • Management
    • Water / Waste Water

    Examine the City of Milwaukee’s facilities condition assessment program that monitors and manages facility assets and helps the city prepare for capital expenditures years in advance.

    Room :  207C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Administer a scalable system to prioritize, manage, and monitor your facility asset portfolio.
    2. Plan 20-years of capital expenditures efficiently.
    3. Promote fiscal responsibility, strong leadership, and an understanding of facility needs.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Sean Schutten, PE
      Facilities Project Coordinator,  City of Milwaukee,  Milwaukee,  WI

    Category:
    • Facilities

    Get your conference off to a great start by joining with other fleet professionals in this open dialog about trends, challenges, and solutions in fleet management.

    Room :  204A

    SPEAKERS:
    • John Scharffbillig
      Director PW Fleet Services,  City of Minneapolis,  Minneapolis,  MN

    Category:
    • Fleet Services

    The centerpiece project of the City of Corona, California’s renewable energy efforts is a one (1) kilowatt grid-tie solar bus shelter micro grid that offset the costs of a newly installed traffic signal intersection. The Solar Bus Shelter spins the meter backward during the day, saving the City 25% of its annual signal intersection utility costs.

    Room :  304D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Generate revenue, as well as creating a renewable energy source.
    2. Implement renewable energy projects within existing infrastructure.
    3. Measure existing energy consumption against documented savings, while reducing your carbon footprint.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Andrew Ferrick
      President and CEO,  Solade Concepts,  Corona,  CA
    • Julie Ferrick
       Solade Concepts,  Corona,  CA

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Traffic Engineering

    In this era of limited resources, community cost-sharing programs are a unique tool for tapping into the valuable resource of volunteerism. The City of Austin’s program includes in-kind labor contributions, and donations of professional services, materials, or funding.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Improve public works community relations and citizen support through grass-roots partnerships.
    2. Enhance public funding by leveraging community participation.
    3. Resolve issues through citizen-driven projects that promote innovation and creativity.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Keri R. Burchard-Juarez, PE, PMP
      Assistant Director Public Works Department,  City of Austin,  Austin,  TX
    • Sara Hartley
      Communications and Marketing Manager,  City of Austin,  Austin,  TX

    Category:
    • Construction Management
    • Management

    Get expert guidance on pre-event preparation activities including how to create mission ready packages (MRPs) to facilitate identifying, mobilizing, and deploying resources to provide interstate mutual aid during disasters.

    Room :  304C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Recognize the importance of the pre-event preparation phase, including the development of mission ready packaged resources.
    2. Apply the recommended actions for mobilizing and deploying through the EMAC system.
    3. Apply the prescribed procedures for demobilizing upon mission completion and reimbursement submittal.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Leon Shaifer
      Senior EMAC Advisor,  National Emergency Mgmt Assn,  Brandon,  MS

    Category:
    • Emergency Management

    Discover how public works professionals from around the world can collaborate and learn from each other using social networking applications. The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) will describe the platforms and “apps” they have made available for international professional networking.

    Room :  207D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Set up a public works professional networking "APP" on your smartphone.
    2. Participate in an international exchange of ideas and experiences in public works.
    3. Collaborate with your international peers in areas such as asset management, fleet management, climate change, parks and recreation management, and road safety.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Chris Champion, CPEng
      Chief Executive Officer,  IPWEA / Institute of Public Works Engineering - Australasia,  Sydney,  NSW

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Management

    In 2010, the Santa Monica Street Maintenance Division launched an electronic work order system to track and manage labor hours and work history. Get tips for selecting and launching a new system and how to use such a system to advocate for additional resources.

    Room :  303B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Select a software system by analyzing and understanding the needs of your public works agency.
    2. Prepare to launch a new software solution and win support from crews and administrative staff.
    3. Implement the software and take advantage of new insights and easily accessible data.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Ryan K. Kraemer
      Senior Administrative Analyst,  City of Santa Monica,  Santa Monica,  CA
    • Sylvester Mabry, LEED AP
      Street and Fleet Services Manager,  City of Santa Monica,  Santa Monica,  CA
    • Homa Mojtabai
      Sr Administrative Analyst,  City of Santa Monica,  Santa Monica,  CA

    Category:
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges

    What does it take to lead a public works agency in today’s challenging times? What does a city manager look for in hiring a public works director? Find out what life at the top is really like and the steps you need to take to earn a public works leadership position.

    Room :  205AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Determine whether or not being the boss is the right fit for you.
    2. Develop a strategy for career advancement in local government.
    3. Identify the skills needed to be a leader in the public sector.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Susan M. Hann, PE, PWLF, AICP
      CITY MANAGER,  City of Palm Bay,  Palm Bay,  FL

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
    • Management

    Who doesn't think being more sustainable is a good idea? But believing that doesn't make it happen and even having a sustainability initiative doesn't mean that projects and operations are moving forward in more efficient, economical, and more environmentally/socially responsible ways. Learn about concepts, tools, and rating systems for good management, continuous improvement, and measuring accomplishments.

    Room :  207AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Manage the risks of incorporating more sustainable practices into public works programs and projects.
    2. Evaluate the results of your sustainability efforts using new tools and rating systems.
    3. Plan for continued program and project improvement.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Freeman Anthony, PE
      Project Engineer,  City of Bellingham,  Bellingham,  WA
    • Gary F. Demich
      National Director of Sustainability,  HW Lochner, Inc,  Olympia,  WA

    Category:
    • Management
    • Environment/Sustainability

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Confused by the final FHWA MUTCD ruling and what is needed for compliance? This presentation will attempt to demystify the ruling and its impact on the public works industry. Learn the ins and outs of developing a Sign Management System, including the considerations that need to be taken into account during selection and the pit-falls to avoid. Discuss the importance of data collection, what methods are available for conducting a retroreflectivity assessment and how it all comes together in a Sign Management System. Debra Gaborik-Snyder/Rob Somers, 3M Traffic Safety Systems

    Room :  Theater 2, Booth #333

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe the final MUTCD ruling and its impact on the public works industry.
    2. Explain the importance of Sign Assessments.
    3. Analyze the benefits of a Sign Management System.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Congress Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Traffic Engineering
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges

    In recent years, nearly 6,000 people were killed and a half million injured due to distracted driving. But is distracted driving the number one risky driving behavior in public work fleets? Using DriveCam’s 500 fleet-database that includes over 50 million risky driving events from more than 20 billion driving miles, Josh Botnen will reveal the actual problems public works safety managers face every day and provide answers on how to eliminate them. Joshua Botnen, DriveCam

    Room :  Theater 1, Booth #891

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the risky behaviors causing collisions in their fleets.
    2. Reduce risky driving that leads to collisions, thereby reducing claims throughout their fleets.
    3. Discover how to rank drivers through real-life videos and concentrate on those who are experiencing the largest number of risky driving events, thus predicting those who are most likely to end up in a collision.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Congress Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Fleet Services

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Learn all about the new Concrete Geocomposite technology that is now available and is making the installation of concrete faster, easier and, for many applications, cheaper. Discover how this new technology has been used in the field for applications from erosion control and slope protection to boat ramp extensions. Rich Pilston, Milliken & Company

    Room :  Theater 2, Booth #333

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explain the benefits of Concrete Geocomposites for a variety of municipal applications.
    2. Identify techniques for applying this technology to a variety of problems.
    3. Describe how this technology compares to other approaches and when one is preferable over the other.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Congress Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges

    This presentation will discuss sidewalk asset management and ADA compliance in the right-of-way. Participants will hear anecdotal data on repair methods used around the country based on data from hundreds of municipalities. Learn which techniques are most effective when it comes to issues such as longevity, compliance, environmental impact and integration. Matthew Haney, Precision Concrete Cutting

    Room :  Theater 1, Booth #891

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe the various repair techniques used and objectively determine pros and cons of each.
    2. Analyze current methods and determine best practice methods that would work best within their department.
    3. Identify the importance of GIS integration, use of technology and creating an auditable asset management program.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Congress Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Parks and Grounds

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    Attend this overview of the latest draft U.S. Access Board’s Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines. All public agencies with 50 or more employees are required to have a transition plan that outlines the corrections that need to be made for compliance.

    Room :  303C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Acquire an understanding of the goals and basic rules of the Proposed U.S. Access Board Public Rights-of-Way.
    2. Identify the content and format of an ADA Transition Plan for Public Rights-of-Way.
    3. Determine which method suits your applications and how to perform the self-evaluation requirement.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Peter Axelson, MSME
      Director of Research & Development,  Beneficial Designs,  Minden,  NV
    • Nathan Tolbert
      Sidewalk Assessment Coord,  Beneficial Designs Inc,  Minden,  NV

    Category:
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Utility and Public Right-of-Way

    The APWA Accreditation Program is a premier tool for public works agencies, departments, special districts, utilities, and other public works related-agencies, to utilize in comparing their own policies, plans, procedures, and practices to national standards. This process provides a systematic and comprehensive tool for reviewing existing practices, determining what the agency is doing well, and then what they can do better to be well organized and managed. Successful agencies will provide information on how they worked through the process, what they have gained from it, and how others can benefit.

    Room :  207AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identifying the value of the accreditation program to agencies who have been accredited.
    2. Providing case studies of successful programs.
    3. Determining the value of the program for agencies of all sizes.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Ann Daniels
      Director of Accreditation,  American Public Works Association,  Kansas City,  MO
    • John D. Glascock, PE
      Director of Public Works,  City of Columbia MO,  Columbia,  MO
    • Marri Lundquist, PMP
      Special Programs Manager,  Mohave County, AZ,  Kingman,  AZ
    • Matt Taylor
      Service Director,  Union Township, OH,  Cincinnati,  OH
    • Matthew F. Villareale
      Assistant Public Works Director,  Prince William County, VA,  Prince William,  VA

    Category:
    • Management

    Many fleet operations are keeping their fleet equipment longer as a cost savings measure. But what appears to save money on the surface may end up costing more in the long run in increased repair and down-time costs. Implement a lifecycle cost analysis that will measure all relevant costs.

    Room :  304A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Determine relevant costs incurred over the life of a vehicle.
    2. Develop a Life Cycle Model for your fleet.
    3. Differentiate between perceived costs and actual costs.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Maher Marcel Hazine, PE
      VP Director Municipal Services,  WC Scoutten Inc,  Pine,  AZ

    Category:
    • Fleet Services
    • Environment/Sustainability

    Sponsored by the APWA Engineering and Technology Committee Public concerns for accountability and sustainability, federal mandates, and new technologies are driving a growing interest in performance-based management for public works. Discover how to select performance metrics and targets and make the shift to performance-based management.

    Room :  303D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explain the value of performance-based management.
    2. Conceptualize how an organization can go about adopting performance-based management.
    3. Lead an organization to including performance-based management as a strategic initiative.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Dr. Andrew C. Lemer, PhD
      Senior Program Officer,  The National Academies,  Washington,  DC

    Category:
    • Management

    For the right type of capital improvement project, the design-build process offers speed and pricing advantages over design-bid-build. Three cities that have had success with on-call design-build will discuss its pros and cons.

    Room :  304C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Define the steps for implementing the on-call design build delivery method.
    2. Identify the pros and cons of on-call design build project delivery.
    3. Determine if the on-call design build delivery process would work for your agency’s projects.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Darren Greenhalgh
      Deputy Director,  City of San Diego,  San Diego,  CA
    • Javier Saunders
      Regional Manager - San Diego,  Harris & Associates,  San Diego,  CA
    • Mike Shull
      Superintendent, Planning, Construction, and Maintenance,  City of Los Angeles,  Los Angeles,  CA
    • Nancy C. Smith, Esq. DBIA
      Attorney At Law,  Nossaman LLP,  Los Angeles,  CA

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Construction Management

    Tired of not getting the brand of equipment you wanted because you had to go low bid? Frustrated that the requisition and RFP processes take so long? The National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA) is a government agency that assists public works agencies in purchasing everything from street sweepers to sewer vacs. Cities and counties nationwide are using NJPA to purchase equipment off of competitively-bid and nationally-leveraged contracts.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate the time and cost-saving benefits of using nationally-bid contracts for purchasing.
    2. Examine how NJPA membership could streamline and improve your equipment purchase process.
    3. Revamp the purchasing process to create new opportunities for equipment selection and pricing.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Tom Perttula
      Contract Manager,  National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA),  Staples,  MN

    Category:
    • Management
    • Fleet Services

    Through the power of Cloud technology, breakthroughs are being made that will forever change how facilities are managed. Problems in your facility can be predicted and pre-empted using innovative asset management technologies.

    Room :  207C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explore the "perfect storm" of asset management and how it has driven the need for new innovations in technology.
    2. Expand your knowledge about new technologies that can optimize building performance and energy efficiency.
    3. Build a case for adapting new technology for facility management to save time and money.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Brian Bell
      Vice President of Strategy,  FacilityDude,  Cary,  NC

    Category:
    • Facilities
    • Engineering and Technology

    Discover how the City of Gainesville and Alachua County, Florida developed and implemented a county-wide SMARTRAFFIC Advanced Traffic Management System that includes innovative use of technology, improved communication, improved partnerships, and sustainable principles.

    Room :  303B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Determine how Advanced Traffic Management Systems can improve highway efficiency and sustainability.
    2. Figure out how to communicate with stakeholders and gain buy-in and establish funding mechanisms and partnerships.
    3. Benefit from the City of Gainesville’s example in establishing a SMARTRAFFIC program.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Philip R. Mann, PE
      Asst. Public Works Director,  City of Gainesville,  Gainesville,  FL
    • Teresa Scott, PE, PWLF
      Director of Public Works,  City of Gainesville,  Gainesville,  FL

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Traffic Engineering

    Recognizing that it is imperative that institutional knowledge be passed on to the next generation of leaders, the City of Thousand Oaks has developed an Employee Leadership Academy, a Mentoring Program, and outreach and internships with local colleges and high schools.

    Room :  205AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Employ new strategies for attracting and retaining young professionals.
    2. Develop a more robust succession planning program.
    3. Generate interest outside the organization in public works careers.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jay T. Spurgin, PE
      Public Works Director,  City of Thousand Oaks,  Thousand Oaks,  CA

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
    • Management

    The County of Los Angeles has replaced an open market trash collection system with a series of franchise and non-exclusive franchise agreements. Using competitive bidding, 21 customized exclusive residential franchises have been implemented, reducing monthly trash bills. The commercial sector trash collection will switch to franchising in 2012.

    Room :  304B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Benefit from the lessons learned by Los Angeles County in implementing a franchise system.
    2. Discover the key concepts that need to be included in trash collection agreements.
    3. Examine how Los Angeles County created an effective public outreach and recycling program.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Paul Alva, PE, MPA
      Senior Civil Engineer,  Los Angeles County Department of Public Works,  Alhambra,  CA

    Category:
    • Solid Waste

    Sponsored by the APWA Water Resources Committee Since 1979, when a state mandate banned the discharge of treated wastewater to Florida’s surface water bodies, Water Conserv II in Winter Garden, Florida, has successfully provided irrigation water to surrounding lands. The success of this program is the result of a long-term partnership of the City of Orlando and Orange County, and the program’s innovative approach, which combines reclaimed water irrigation with aquifer recharge via rapid infiltration basins.

    Room :  304D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Understand the potential applicability of water reuse in their community and its environmental benefits.
    2. Examine the benefits of the rapid infiltration process.
    3. Recognize the importance of partnering by key stakeholders to the long-term success of the project.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Glenn D. Burden
      Operations Chief, Woodard & Curran,  Water Conserv II,  Winter Garden,  FL

    Category:
    • Water / Waste Water

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    Examine the differences and similarities between asset management vs. maintenance management systems. Learn about Pinellas County, Florida’s approach and the delineation it makes between the two processes to allocate resources more effectively.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Determine the difference between asset and maintenance management and when and why to apply each.
    2. Examine the process for allocating resources more effectively and efficiently.
    3. Apply asset management concepts to better manage assets sustainably.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Paul E. Hagler, Jr
      Field Operations Mgr/Asset Management Unit,  Pinellas County FL,  Clearwater,  FL
    • Jeff M. Thurman, CPM
      Consultant,  LA Consulting,  Deltona,  FL

    Category:
    • Construction Management
    • Engineering and Technology

    Sponsored by the APWA Small Cities and Rural Communities Committee Public works departments in small cities and rural communities often face challenges for building community support for critical services that are often taken for granted. Come to this session prepared to participate and share best practices and lessons learned for engaging citizens, businesses, and elected officials and building support public works services and projects.

    Room :  303B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discover methods to build community support for public works services and projects.
    2. Assess methods described in this session for applicability and utilization in your own community.
    3. Determine a strategy to engage your community and build a constituency to support your delivery of critical, but often forgotten, public works services.


    SPEAKERS:

    •  City of Wausau,  Wausau,  WI
    • Stan Brown, P Eng, PWLF
      City Manager,  City of Oakwood,  Oakwood,  GA
    • William P. Hadley
      Public Works Director,  Town of Lexington,  Lexington,  MA
    • David J. Pinsonneault, CSFM, CPRP
      DPW Operations Manager,  Town of Lexington Department of Public Works,  Lexington,  MA

    Category:
    • Management

    Kentucky has improved crash data from the user's perspective by changing the database and collection process, accessibility, and integration. Learn how the Kentucky LTAP’s Safety Circuit Rider Program uses statistics from the crash data analysis to determine locations and provide technical assistance for improving the safety of rural, low-volume roads through the implementation of low-cost infrastructure improvements. Other methods include Kentucky's TRCC, software development, crash mapping, and integrating Kentucky's crash data with the Highway Safety Manual methodologies.

    Room :  303C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discover tools and methodologies that can help your agency improve data collection and analysis.
    2. Discuss funding sources to help with these efforts.
    3. Examine how to identify roadway sections in need of improvement using science-based techniques (HSM).


    SPEAKERS:
    • Eric R. Green, GISP, PE
      Research Engineer,  Kentucky Transportation Center,  Lexington,  KY
    • Martha Horseman
      Director,  FHWA - Kentucky LTAP / Technology Transfer Program,  Lexington,  KY

    Category:
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Traffic Engineering

    Los Angeles County is implementing three demonstration projects for conversion of solid waste into electricity, biofuels, and other beneficial products. Each project will use a different technology and process feedstock composed of post-recycled residual MSW.

    Room :  304B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Perform a technology and site analysis, identifying the unique needs of your jurisdiction.
    2. Create an effective outreach program, educating decision makers and the public on the benefits of conversion technologies and dispelling misconceptions.
    3. Discuss the regulatory, social, and economic obstacles facing the development of conversion technologies and identify what jurisdictions can do to mitigate those challenges.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Pat A. Proano
      Assistant Deputy Director, Environmental Programs Division,  Los Angeles County Department of Public Works,  Alhambra,  CA

    Category:
    • Solid Waste

    Is your agency losing key staff through downsizing and baby boomers reaching retirement age? Many cities and counties are expanding their use of on-call service contracts and staff augmentation services. Get tips for consultant selection and staffing flexibility.

    Room :  207D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Recognize factors that contribute to today’s changing work environment.
    2. Identify the benefits of on-call or and staff augmentation contracts to provide consultant services.
    3. Establish efficient procedures for recruiting and retaining management and design consultants.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Robert S. Guletz, PE
      VP Eng and Municipal Service,  Harris & Associates,  Albany,  CA
    • Michael W. Throne, MPA, PE, PWLF
      Director of Public Works,  City of Rancho Palos Verdes,  Rancho Palos Verdes,  CA
    • Vitaly B. Troyan, PE, PWLF
      DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS (RET),  City of Oakland,  San Rafael,  CA

    Category:
    • Management

    Discover how to identify green vehicle funding sources at the federal, state, and local levels and effective strategies to remain abreast of current green vehicle funding opportunities. The session will also outline strategies to employ in submitting a successful grant funding proposal, as well as the basic steps to follow when seeking green vehicle funding.

    Room :  304A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify green vehicle grant funding sources and discover how to remain on top of what grant funding opportunities are available.
    2. Discover the basic steps to submitting a successful green vehicle funding proposal.
    3. Create and submit a successful green vehicle funding proposal.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Richard E. Battersby, CAFM, CPFP
      Equipment Services Manager,  City of Oakland,  Fairfield,  CA

    Category:
    • Fleet Services

    Discover how the Los Angeles County’s Waterworks District facility in Lancaster, California is being transitioned to a solar power system to offset the power loads from operating three wells and four booster pumps. This project is the first example in the District of using a renewable energy source for operations.

    Room :  304D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Implement the proper process for selecting a design-build contractor to develop renewable energy projects.
    2. Anticipate the environmental compliance process and prepare the necessary documents required for similar projects.
    3. Identify possible funding issues and evaluate various funding sources available for renewable energy projects.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Clark Ajwani, PE
       LA County Public Works, Waterworks Division,  Alhambra,  CA
    • Tony Lumino, PE, CEM
      Senior Project Manager,  Chevron Energy Solutions Company, A Division of Chevron USA, Inc.,  Pasadena,  CA

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Water / Waste Water

    The Emergency Services Coalition for Medical Preparedness was formed to lead the development of a national strategy to protect providers in the event of a large-scale biological event. The Coalition addresses the medical preparedness of emergency services personnel and operations. Examine information on the Coalition’s three areas of focus for 2012: developing a medical kit for providers and their households; a voluntary anthrax immunization program; increasing immunization levels throughout emergency services.

    Room :  207C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe the goals of a better protected workforce.
    2. Identify the current threats to the public works operations in medical emergencies.
    3. Provide feedback on plans to integrate public works with other emergency services protections.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Tim Stephens
      Public Health Advisor,  National Sheriffs Association,  Washington,  DC

    Category:
    • Emergency Management

    Review three cases studies that compare construction costs, operational costs, and benefits of automated parking vs. conventional, ramp access parking. Find out about the sustainable design aspects of automated parking and it when it makes sense to consider this option.

    Room :  303D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Compare the construction and operating costs of conventional vs. automated parking structures.
    2. Determine under what circumstances automated parking makes sense.
    3. Analyze city/agency studies about automated parking.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Oscar Delgado
      Director of Public Works,  City of West Hollywood,  West Hollywood,  CA
    • Donald R. Monahan, PE
      Vice President,  Walker Parking Consultants,  Greenwood Village,  CO

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Facilities

    Airports have streets, water, sewer lines, buildings and landscapes too. Using the 2008 Public Works Administration Manual, the Daytona Beach International Airport implemented a systems approach to develop a proactive asset maintenance system.

    Room :  304C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Define the components of a successful systems approach that can be applied to any public works asset.
    2. Recognize the cost savings that can be generated from using the APWA Public Works Administration Manual.
    3. Enhance operational efficiencies through a systematic approach.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Steve Cooke
      Director of Business Development,  Daytona Beach International Airport,
    • Harry C. Lorick, PE, PTOE, PWLF
      PRINCIPAL/PRESIDENT,  LA Consulting, Inc.,  Manhattan Beach,  CA

    Category:
    • Facilities
    • Management

    The Preventive Maintenance Slurry Program of Washoe County, Nevada, has been saving millions by preserving the pavement network and also creating opportunities to add bicycle facilities to roads and improving modal splits.

    Room :  205AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Illustrate how preventive maintenance enhances sustainability and provides complete street opportunities.
    2. Explain safety and operational benefits of road diets and lane width reductions.
    3. Discover methods to make slurry seals and micro-surfacing less onerous to cyclists and prevent changing traffic patterns from accelerating pavement damage.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Scott D. Gibson, PE
      Project Manager,  Regional Transportation Commission,  Reno,  NV

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability


Monday, August 27, 2012


10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    The beautiful cable-stayed bridge that adorns the Boston skyline and the accompanying park along the Charles River represent a good guide for publically funded projects in handling mitigation, budgeting, and public participation concerns.

    Room :  207AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the key elements of public participation.
    2. Analyze competing interests and employ the art of compromise in public process.
    3. Develop a negotiation strategy for agreement among diverse interests.


    SPEAKERS:
    • M. Ilyas Bhatti, P.E., DWRE, M.ASCE
      Associate Professor,  Wentworth Institute of Technology,  Boston,  MA

    Category:
    • Parks and Grounds
    • Management
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges

    The City of Santa Ana is going forward with three transportation projects for transit, access, and economic development including: a guide-way connection with City of Garden Grove; the redevelopment of the Santa Ana Transportation Center into a multi-modal center; and the Santa Ana Boulevard Grade Separation.

    Room :  207D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the components of multi-modal transportation.
    2. Discuss the processes involved in large scale public works projects.
    3. Benefit from the lessons learned from the City of Santa Ana transit vision and program.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jason A. Gabriel
       City of Santa Ana,  Santa Ana,  CA

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges

        Ethics
    Sponsored by the APWA Leadership and Management Committee Ethical violations find their roots in an organization's culture. The public may accept good faith efforts that fall short, but will not trust public employees and organizations that do little to endorse public service values and ethics. Examine how an organizational code of ethics can be the "map" setting direction that permeates the tools and perspective for ethical decision making by employees at all levels.

    Room :  205AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Recognize the value of creating an individual ethical perspective for professional decisions and activities.
    2. Identify the core components of an organizational code of ethics.
    3. Acknowledge the value of creating and fostering a positive organizational culture.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Vanessa Conrad
      Principal Administrative Analyst,  SFPUC Wastewater Enterprise, Planning & Regulatory Compliance,  San Francisco,  CA
    • Donal Hartman, Jr
      Retired,  Montpelier,  VT

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
    • Management

    Sponsored by the APWA Facilities and Grounds Committee This session will provide examples of projects between a public sector authority and a private party, in which the private party provides a public service or project and assumes a financial, technical, and operational risk in the project.

    Room :  303B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Acquire knowledge to successfully collaborate between government agencies and sports organizations.
    2. Promote the benefits of public private partnerships for athletic facilities.
    3. Evaluate and establish the necessary requirements and commitment of both parties for a successful partnership.


    SPEAKERS:
    • David D. Fain, PWLF
      Director of Public Works,  City of Aledo,  Aledo,  TX
    • Brad Underwood, LS, RCE, PWLF
      Director of Public Works,  City of Foster City,  Foster City,  CA

    Category:
    • Facilities

    Implementing asset management for public works helps move public organizations forward on their journey toward sustainability. Asset management practices in New Zealand will be discussed including focusing on the service the asset provides to the community and not just the asset itself.

    Room :  303D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Assess environmental, social and economic infrastructure asset levels of service.
    2. Develop an integrated risk assessment framework specific to your organization.
    3. Compare risk across a range of activities in an objective way, leading to more sustainable infrastructure management.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Neil Cook
      President,  INGENIUM,  Wellington,  New Zealand

    Category:
    • Management

    Sponsored by the APWA Transportation Committee Is applying for federal dollars worth the extra costs, red-tape, and bureaucracy tied to the funding? Join this panel discussion of best practices for implementing roadway projects with federal dollars and negotiating the vast array of regulations and requirements.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Assess whether or not federal funding is worth the extra work and expense.
    2. Apply tried and proven best practices to implement federally funded local roadway projects.
    3. Identify what actions are being undertaken by FHWA, APWA, NACE, and AASHTO to streamline the federal funding process.


    SPEAKERS:
    • John T. Davis, PE, PSM
      DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING SERVICES,  City of Denton,  Denton,  TX
    • Dr. Leslie Myers McCarthy, PhD
      Dr.,  Villanova University,  Villanova,  PA

    Category:
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges

    Sponsored by the APWA Solid Waste Committee Throughout the United States, municipal governments have realized the benefits of creating public/private partnerships to manage solid waste. The City of Phoenix Solid Waste Program has forged regional partnerships with other governmental agencies as well as the private-sector in order lower operational costs and improve the quality of service to residents.

    Room :  207C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Acknowledge the value of creating and fostering a positive public-private partnership.
    2. Advise on contractual arrangements between governments and private sector service providers.
    3. Make a judgment on the future of the relationship between the public and private sectors.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Johnnie Perkins
      West Region Director of Marketing and Municipal Services,  Republic Services,  Pleasanton,  CA
    • John A. Trujillo
      Acting Director of Public Works,  City of Phoenix,  Phoenix,  AZ

    Category:
    • Solid Waste
    • Management

    Sponsored by the APWA Emergency Management Committee Public works has been designated by the federal government as emergency first responders. With that designation comes higher expectations from Public Works Directors and employees for performing the work and from local government in general. To meet and exceed those expectations requires readiness at all times for a wide range of incidents. Learn from experts about ways to improve planning and preparation that will be useful for any agency regardless of size and locale.

    Room :  304A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Develop a practical training plan for employees beyond the basic requirements.
    2. Construct, revise, or update an emergency operations plan specific to your department or division.
    3. Improve response capabilities for Public Works personnel and explore grant opportunities.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Philip R. Mann, PE
      Asst. Public Works Director,  City of Gainesville,  Gainesville,  FL
    • Sudi Shoja
      President,  Disaster Solutions Services,  Irvine,  CA

    Category:
    • Emergency Management

    The City of Charlottesville, Virginia, has implemented broad-based and highly effective energy use reduction and management efforts and, as a result, energy use in municipal and school buildings has dropped 27%. Take advantage of their lessons learned.

    Room :  304C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Apply best management practices for energy use data collection and benchmarking.
    2. Evaluate business alternatives for executing identified deficiencies.
    3. Examine strategic use of renewable energy systems.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Kristel F. Riddervold
      Environmental Administrator,  City of Charlottesville,  Charlottesville,  VA

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Facilities

    The Los Angeles County Flood Control District has developed a highly effective standard design for Low Flow Diversions which continue to evolve as new issues arrive. Upcoming systems improvements and their advanced telemetry system will also be discussed.

    Room :  304D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Decide if a Low-Flow-Diversion would be an effective BMP for your watershed.
    2. Design Low Flow Diversions and other water quality structural BMPs.
    3. Program, finance, construct, and maintain similar water-quality BMPs.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Bruce Hamamoto
      Watershed Management Division,  Los Angeles County, Department of Public Works,

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Water / Waste Water

    CPWA’s President Darwin Durnie and Advocacy Consultant Brent Colbert will update the audience on current advocacy for infrastructure issues in Canada. Included will be reports from several collaborative efforts made this year, including the Municipal Infrastructure Forum and the Report Card for Infrastructure.

    Room :  304B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify opportunities for collaboratiion.
    2. Examine infrastructure issues in Canada.
    3. Evaluate the Issues Identified in the Report Card for Infrastructure.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Brent Colbert
       Tactix Government Consulting Inc,  Ottawa,  ON
    • Darwin K. Durnie, PWLF
      DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT,  Stantec Consulting Ltd,  Red Deer,  AB

    Category:
    • Management

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    The Hot-in-Place Asphalt Recycling process includes gently heating a road’s asphalt surface to a workable temperature. Specialized machines are then used to pick up the material, mix it with an asphalt rejuvenator and then replace and compact the newly-created material onto the roadway. Learn how this innovative method can save your agency 30% versus conventional mill and overlay while reducing your carbon footprint by up to 63%. Pat Faster, Gallagher Asphalt Corporation

    Room :  Theater 1, Booth #891

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine the process and appropriate applications for heater scarification.
    2. Describe the process and appropriate applications for Re-HEAT.
    3. Explain how both processes provide a cost advantage and environmental benefit.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Congress Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Environment/Sustainability

    The California Supreme Court, in the case of Greg Opinski Construction, Inc. v. City of Oakdale(2011), upheld contractual procedural requirements for claims. If the contractor wished to claim a time extension because of delays caused by the city, it was required to obtain a written change order by mutual consent or submit a claim in writing requesting a formal decision by the engineer. It did neither. Since the contractor did not follow the required procedures, the claim was denied on this ground alone. In the case of P &D Consultants, Inc. v. City of Carlsbad (2010), the Court of Appeal held that oral authorization by the project manager for work beyond that contemplated in the written amendments to the contract did not bind the city. The plain language of the contract limited the city's power to contract to the prescribed method. The project manager lacked authority to alter the written change order procedure or to make modifications orally or through conduct.

    Room :  Theater 2, Booth #333

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discover how to structure change order procedures to comply with recent California Court rulings.
    2. Identify who should have authority to make modifications and change orders.
    3. Determine what steps should be followed if the contract is not followed.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Congress Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Construction Management

    Discover how Accela's new Work Crew app allows your team to spend more time in the field and less time behind desks. Manage and create work orders and conditional assessments, locate jobs on a map, scan asset IDs and add notes and photos - all from your iPhone or iPad (Android and Windows Phone coming soon). Optimized for today's touch-enabled devices, Accela Work Crew delivers the power of Accela Automation to your fingertips. Chuck Spink, Accela, Inc.

    Room :  Booth #1815 Category:
    • Management
    • Engineering and Technology

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    Opportunities for improving efficiency within local governments are more tangible than ever with the latest innovations in geospatial technologies. In this session, Rick Gosalvez of Trimble will provide an overview of broad-sweeping advances in geospatial technology that are revolutionizing municipal activities, including change monitoring, urban forestry, weed abatement and infrastructure mapping. Rick Gosalvez, Trimble Navigation

    Room :  Theater 1, Booth #891

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Improve productivity and cut costs using technologies that touch multiple internal and external stakeholders.
    2. Identify how geospatial technologies are transforming local governments and public works operations.
    3. Implement streamlined workflows - from collecting to serving data and facilitating timely and compliant decision making.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Congress Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Management
    • Engineering and Technology

    Optimized routing for maintenance operations is a new frontier for organizational efficiency. Learn how one mid-sized Colorado city increased efficiency by 28-40% through applying computerized routing algorithms and guided-driver technology to their snow removal program. Learn how your organization can enhance existing services or reduce needed resources by implementing optimized routing. Monty Sedlak, CH2M Hill

    Room :  Theater 2, Booth #333

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify service areas that would benefit from optimized routing.
    2. Apply leading-edge technologies to maintenance operations for improved efficiency.
    3. Reduce time and costs for critical and essential maintenance activities.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Congress Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Snow and Ice
    • Engineering and Technology

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    (Ticketed event - separate fee and preregistration required.) 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. William J. Bertera is Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. He is the former Executive Director of the Water Environment Federation, the Rebuild America Coalition and the American Public Works Association. He has also held senior executive and management positions with the International City Management Association, the National Association of Counties and the National Solid Wastes Management Association. He has a BS degree in Business Management and a Masters degree in Public Administration.

    Room :  204B

    SPEAKERS:
    • William J. Bertera
      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,  Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure,  Washington,  DC

    Category:
    • Management

    (Ticketed Event - separate fee and pre-registration required) 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 many 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.

    Room :  204C

    SPEAKERS:
    • Dr. Carol S. Armstrong, PhD
      Los Angeles River Project,  City of Los Angeles,  Los Angeles,  CA

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Management

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Not all fabric-covered buildings are created equal. During this presentation, participants will learn how to identify critical design factors, such as wind loads, to component strength and requirements when deciding on a structure. Also, find out the most effective techniques to use when analyzing requirements, as well, and how to become familiar with building codes and engineering specifications. John Bergin, Norseman Structures

    Room :  Theater 1, Booth #891

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify critical design factors of fabric-covered buildings.
    2. Analyze requirements for decision making in industry.
    3. Identify building code and engineering requirements.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Congress Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Facilities

    Municipalities are continuously faced with meeting heightened environmental regulations. How do we as a manufacturer help the customer achieve this cost effectively and without loss of performance? Learn how the Federal Signal Environmental Solutions Group is helping customers face the practical side of these tough goals through the development and implementation of Eco-Infused technology. James Crockett, Elgin Sweeper Company

    Room :  Theater 2, Booth #333

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine how heavy industrial filter technology has been adopted into street sweeping.
    2. Identify Tier 4i sweeper technology and their options.
    3. Describe how catch basin programs are able to do more with less.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Congress Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Engineering and Technology

    Technidea Corporation introduced the ZIPLEVEL PRO-2000 Precision Altimeter in 2001 as a superior alternative to the rotary lasers and then followed up with more durable and more precise models in 2009 and 2012. Learn how Technidea’s new wireless interface for Windows, Mac OS, iOS and Android platforms are now making it easier than ever to tabulate real time or stored readings for elevation profiles, sections and top maps. Dennis Veries, P.E., Technidea Corporation

    Room :  Booth #1815 Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    One hundred years of mining in Salt Lake Valley has contaminated the aquifer with sulfate (SO4). Two reverse osmosis water treatment plants and 21 miles of pipeline have been constructed to contain and remediate the contaminated groundwater and provide potable water to affected municipalities.

    Room :  304D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate different options for reverse osmosis by-product disposal.
    2. Examine how to design and construct a 21-mile by-product pipeline.
    3. Coordinate projects with multiple agencies and jurisdictions.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Todd Benjamin Marti, PE
      Staff Engineer,  Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District,  West Jordan,  UT

    Category:
    • Water / Waste Water

    Sponsored by the APWA Small Cities Rural Communities Committee The public works profession is very rewarding. I enjoy coming to work...most of the time. But, find out what motivates me to contribute my best and what causes me to update my resume. Take this opportunity to listen to what I have to say. If you unleash me, you’ll be surprised at what I am capable of doing.

    Room :  304C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify what motivates workers to do their best.
    2. Discuss from the employee’s perspective what makes a good boss.
    3. Explain how generational differences can impact the supervisor / employee relationship.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Don Bruey
      Retired Director of Public Works,  Ogden,  UT

    Category:
    • Management
    • Career and Personal Development

    Weighing the needs of the many vs. the few; choosing between reactive and proactive maintenance options amid political pressure; balancing capital improvement needs against environmental impacts. Join this discussion on how competing values can be balanced and the greater public good defined.

    Room :  304A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify how the competing values of the public, your organization, and yourself can impact policy decisions.
    2. Modify your decision-making process to incorporate a better understanding of the "greater good".
    3. Participate more effectively in the policy making process for a share of the limited Public Works resource pie.


    SPEAKERS:
    • John Lisenko, PWLF
      Retired,  Richmond,  CA

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
    • Management

    Discover a new resource from the Federal Highway Administration to help local public agencies unravel the complex language and regulations of Federal-aid program delivery. Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies is a web-based video library that covers nearly 80 essential topics for administering federally funded projects. It features self-paced, single topic modules for ease of understanding, and offers extensive directory of State and Federal resources.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Help heighten awareness of Federal-aid processes and practices – considered necessary throughout the life-cycle of a transportation project.
    2. Examine the extensive informational video and supplementary content available in seven categories, including Federal-aid Overview; Finance; Environment; Right of Way; Civil Rights; Project Development; and Project Construction and Contract Administration.
    3. Identify additional guidance provided through comprehensive listings of references, companion materials, State websites, local program manuals, and Federal contacts.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Bernetta Collins
      Director,  Federal Highway Administration Resource Center,  Lakewood,  CO
    • Rob Elliott, PE
      Construction & Project Management Team Manager,  Federal Highway Administration Resource Center,  Atlanta,  GA
    • Judith C. Johnson
      Marketing Specialist,  U. S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration,  Atlanta,  GA
    • Michael Smith
      Materials Engineer,  Federal Highway Administration,  Atlanta,  GA

    Category:
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Traffic Engineering

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    Sponsored by the APWA Water Resources Committee Discover how implementation of new water metering technologies can increase billing accuracy, advance leak detection, enhance water needs forecasting, and eliminate manual meter reading. Case studies about the benefits realized through meter conversion will be presented and advanced metering system availabilitywill be discussed and demonstrated.

    Room :  207C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe examples of the newest generation of field tested water meter reading and billing equipment.
    2. Analyze real benefits of water meter technolgy from case studies generated by water system operators.
    3. Discuss and demonstrate advanced metering system availability.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Mike T. Healy
      SOLUTIONS SPECIALIST,  FATHOM Global Water Resources, Inc.,  Penn Valley,  CA
    • Trevor T. Hill
      President and CEO,  Global Water Fathom,  Phoenix,  AZ

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Water / Waste Water

    Sponsored by the APWA Facilties and Grounds Committee The City of Olympia pulled out all the stops to build their case for capital repair and maintenance funds. They conducted a comprehensive building condition assessment, partnered with the State of Washington to implement an energy savings performance contract, and introduced International Facility Management Association (IFMA) benchmarks to tell their story.

    Room :  303D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Encourage effective communication tools to persuade policy makers.
    2. Describe the most essential IFMA benchmarks to communicate performance and quality.
    3. Identify which partnerships are the most essential to gain credibility.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jon E. Martens, CFM, CFMJ, IFMA F.
      President,  Jemcor, LLC,  Santa Rosa,  CA
    • Debbie Sullivan, PWLF
      Deputy Director of Public Works,  City of Olympia,  Olympia,  WA

    Category:
    • Facilities

    Under the umbrella of their Basement Flooding Protection Program, the City of Toronto has introduced the Task Order Contracting delivery method to complete water main, storm and sanitary sewer reconstruction projects within right-of-ways using multi-year contracts with several contractors.

    Room :  207AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate the applicability of the Task Order Contracting Method to deliver infrastructure projects in your jurisdiction.
    2. Compare the Task Order Contracting method to the conventional Design-Bid-Build Method.
    3. Benefit from Toronto's lessons-learned in implementing the Task Order Contracting Method.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Anthony Pagnanelli, P.Eng.
      Director, Works Facilities Structures, Technical Services Division,  City of Toronto,  Toronto,  ON
    • Tony Petrucci, P Eng
      Mgr,Water & Env Infrastructure,  Chisholm, Fleming and Associates,  Richmond Hill,  ON

    Category:
    • Construction Management

    Thanks to a combination of advancing technology and economic factors, state of the art of equipment operator training has advanced significantly in the last few years. This presentation will provide you with a valuable overview of recent technology developments in the field of training, including web-based delivery of training programs, PC-based simulation, blended curricula, inexpensive (open source) learning management systems and delivery of training materials to mobile devices in the field.

    Room :  303B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate emerging training technologies for potential fit in their firms.
    2. Identify tools and technologies that may be a good fit for their companys' training programs.
    3. Select training tools that will help them increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their operator training.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Chuck Frey
      Marketing Manager,  VISTA Training,  Waterford,  WI

    Category:
    • Management

    Zero Waste = diverting at least 90% of waste generated from all sources away from the landfill . Examine innovative strategies for achieving zero waste; review zero waste plans adopted by others; get tips for creating the awareness, acceptance, and behavioral changes necessary for a sustainable future.

    Room :  304B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Conceptualize and establish zero waste goals for your community.
    2. Determine the best approach for achieving zero waste.
    3. Develop a zero waste planning project that meets the specific needs of your community.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Michelle P. Leonard
      Vice President,  HDR Engineering,  Pasadena,  CA
    • Debbie Morris
      Manager,  HFH Consultants, LLC,  Irvine,  CA

    Category:
    • Solid Waste

2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    Join this conversation with regulated utilities that provide critical energy services to customers using the public right-of-way. Safe and reliable energy service delivery involves communication, coordination, collaboration, and cooperation with local jurisdictions. By working together to foster partnerships, we hope to bring clarity to our roles and responsibilities through the creation of mutually beneficial opportunities that develop a balanced perspective for all and ultimately establish good franchise planning, permitting, construction, and completion phases.

    Room :  207D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Establish better communication channels with regulated utilities.
    2. Examine how to clearly define roles and responsibilities between regulated utilities and the agencies responsible for the effective and efficient management of the public right-of-way.
    3. Evaluate approaches for better collaboration and cooperation between utilities and local jurisdictions.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Robert Cruz
      Public Affairs Manager,  Southern California Gas Company,  Pomona,  CA
    • Sharon D. ORourke
      Franchise Fees Manager,  Southern California Gas Company,  Playa del Rey,  CA
    • Shawn Wagner
      Region Compliance Manager,  Southern California Edison Company,  Rancho Cucamonga,  CA

    Category:
    • Utility and Public Right-of-Way
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    Sponsored by the APWA International Affairs Committee Join us on this excursion into the lives of public works professionals in Russia - the challenges they face in incorporating sustainability in public projects, how they build and manage transportation systems, provide safe drinking water and provide for wastewater disposal, and handle solid waste management.

    Room :  207C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify with Russian public works providers who face many of the same challenges as public works providers in North America.
    2. Develop a greater understanding for the people and culture of Russia.
    3. Motivate North American public works professionals to provide world-wide expertise in infrastructure management.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Richard M. Balgowan, CPM, CPWM, PE
      HIGHWAY MUNICIPAL ENGINEERING EXPERT,  Robson Forensic Inc,  Hamilton,  NJ
    • Michael J. Bonar, PE, MBA
      President and CEO,  Entellus,  Phoenix,  AZ
    • Larry W. Frevert, PE, PWLF
      Senior Consultant,  TREKK Design Group,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development

    Accurately tracking and predicting future O&M expenditures, while implementing forward-thinking O&M strategies is working for Ventura County. Building on fourteen years of meticulously tracked O&M expenditures, the county calculated just how much each of its wide variety of drainage channels, pipes, pump stations, and dams cost to maintain. A twenty year forecast of flood O&M costs was completed by applying an “aging factor” and predicted inflation rate to the O&M budget.

    Room :  205AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Challenge your current approach to Public Works O&M.
    2. Apply cost-cutting strategies to Public Works O&M.
    3. Succeed in creating sustainable flood control and public works systems.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Karl Novak, PE
      Deputy Director,  Ventura County CA,  Ventura,  CA

    Category:
    • Storm Water / Flood Control

    Enjoy this "talk show" about the APWA certification process. Certificants will share their real-life stories on the challenges with the certification and testing process and the benefits they’ve accrued since obtaining the credential. Bring your questions and join in this helpful dialogue.

    Room :  303C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate whether or not certification is right for you.
    2. Acquire the information necessary to complete the certification process and prepare for the examination.
    3. Identify the benefits that certification can provide for you as you move forward with your career.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Robert W. Carr, CSM, PE
      Sr Environmental Engineer,  Gresham, Smith and Partners,  Columbus,  OH
    • Becky Stein, CAE
      Certification Manager,  American Public Works Association,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development

    Using GIS, pavement management and maintenance management data, the County of Santa Clara, California, developed a model to determine the ideal number and locations of its maintenance yards. Examine how this model can help your agency 'right-size' and save money.

    Room :  303D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the process and steps to performing a maintenance location model and resource projection tool.
    2. Examine how this model was able to determine ideal locations for maintenance yards.
    3. Determine how a similar concept can be used by your agency.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Gene Hewitt
      Manager, Administrative Services,  Santa Clara County Roads and Airports Department,  Fremont,  CA
    • Billy Wright
      SR. CONSULTANT,  Lorick Associates Consulting Inc.,  Manhattan Beach,  CA

    Category:
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges

    Learn about the state-of-the art biowaste facilities developed in the Czech Republic and other countries in the European Union. Find out how these facilities were established and the EU directives that are impacting both current practice and future trends.

    Room :  304B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Improve your knowledge about biowaste and renewable energy.
    2. Compare the features of state-of-the-art biowaste facilities in the EU and Czech Republic.
    3. Develop a plan for your community on how to use biowaste to generate renewable energy.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Helena K. Allison, Ing, PWLF
      Engineering Manager,  MLJ-LLC,  Davis,  CA
    • Dr. Jiri Neuzil, PhD
      Medical Veterinary Doctor,  Czech Public Works Association (CZPWA),  Olomouc,  CZ

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Solid Waste

    Pierce County, Washington, has successfully deployed three shared responsibility strategies to help stakeholders, customers, contractors, and employees recognize themselves as co-creators and co-implementers of public projects. Through shared responsibility, engagement, and work happen simultaneously.

    Room :  303B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Select customer and stakeholder engagement and participation strategies that result in shared effort and responsibility.
    2. Experiment with alternative approaches which include customers and stakeholders in core project management roles.
    3. Design and use tools that transform visionary recommendations into prioritized implementation actions.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Steve C. Wamback, MPA
      Sustainable Resources Administrator,  Pierce County Public Works & Utilities,  Tacoma,  WA

    Category:
    • Management

    FHWA's Sustainable Highways Program facilitates balanced decision-making among environmental, economic, and social values - the triple bottom line of sustainability. This session will describe FHWA sustainability initiatives plus the Infrastructure Voluntary Evaluation Sustainability Tool (INVEST) which measures and helps integrate sustainability best practices into transportation projects and programs.

    Room :  207AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Use the INVEST tool to assess how sustainable your agency's transportation projects and programs are.
    2. Benefit from the lessons learned from the pilot testing of the INVEST tool as your agency plans for implementation.
    3. Explore other ongoing FHWA sustainability initiatives.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Freeman Anthony, PE
      Project Engineer,  City of Bellingham,  Bellingham,  WA
    • Constance M. Hill Galloway, PhD
       DOT/FHWA,  Washington,  DC

    Category:
    • Traffic Engineering
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges

    Take a look at this cost-effective solution for inventorying and mapping the ADA compliance of your sidewalks and curb ramps. Mounted on a battery operated scooter, this innovative system captures highly accurate, location specific information and allows one person to measure six miles of sidewalk per hour.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify best practices for gathering inventory and condition data for pedestrian infrastructure.
    2. Analyze through a systematic inventory, the highest priority barriers for ADA access compliance.
    3. Plan and scope ADA barrier removal using surface profiling technology that captures data which is then seamlessly integrated into GIS.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Arfi Khambatta, CASp, ICC
      Director,  SSA, Inc.,  San Francisco,  CA
    • Sally Swanson
      Founding Principal, Senior Architect and CEO,  SSA, Inc.,  San Francisco,  CA

    Category:
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Traffic Engineering

    Sponsored by the Public Works Historical Society Having recently celebrated its 100th year of operations, the Port of Long Beach has a rich history of community support, leadership in Western Hemisphere port innovation, and environmental program implementation. This session will focus on the challenges of oil discovery in the Harbor in the mid-1930s, the innovations in container shipping and the impacts of naval base closures at the end of the Cold War, along with a focus on the critical interface with urban neighborhoods and Port development in Long Beach. This session is recommended for those planning to participate in Wednesday’s Port of Long Beach Boat Tour.

    Room :  304A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify how the Port of Long Beach has balanced the global economic market demands of their business with the local community Interests in safety and livability.
    2. Recognize the challenges and opportunities presented by the discovery of oil in Long Beach Harbor.
    3. Discuss how the Port of Long Beach's focus on green operating strategies and technologies has made it an international leader in sustainability.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Christine F. Andersen, PE
      Public Works Director,  City of Santa Barbara, CA,  Santa Barbara,  CA

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Management

    Sponsored by the APWA Diversity Committee Representatives from the three generations currently in the workforce will offer tools for communicating more effectively with coworkers from any generation.

    Room :  304D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Review common generational stereotypes and discern how the actual traits of each generation influence specific behaviors.
    2. Discover how to look beyond generational stereotypes and focus on solutions beneficial to everyone.
    3. Create a culture that allows each generation to function productively while maintaining flexibility, mutual respect, and open communication.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Barbara Chongtoua, PE, CFM
      Senior Project Engineer DCM,  Urban Drainage and Flood Control District,  Denver,  CO
    • Charles R. Jordan, MPA, PWE
      Asst Director / Facilities Manager,  City of Largo, Florida,  Largo,  FL
    • Carl L. Quiram, PE, PWLF
      Director of Public Works,  Town of Goffstown,  Goffstown,  NH

    Category:
    • Management

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    The core temperature of the human body is 98.6. Even a few degrees of variation will result in significant physiological changes. Similarly, the inability of a project manager to sort through the flack, remain calm, and make the important decisions while under the stress of an irate public, disappointed boss, diminishing budget and vanishing schedule can jeopardize the project. In both the survival situation and in project management; training, planning, having access to some simple tools and having the ability to anticipate and improvise are essential.

    Room :  304B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Recognize the leading causes of project failure and develop effective means of mitigating their impact
    2. Communicate more effectively with the public and elected officials as well as to anticipate project challenges that may jeapordize project success
    3. Control project risk factors that could impact both the success of the project and the reputation of the agency.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Michael S. Ellegood, PE
      Principal Consultant,  PSMJ Resources, Inc.,  Prescott,  AZ

    Category:
    • Management

    Sponsored by the APWA Emerging Leaders Academy The 2011-2012 APWA Emerging Leaders Academy has put together resources for incorporating sustainable practices into public works projects and operations, including sample RFP language, lists of sustainable resources and professionals, sample sustainability-focused letters to present to Boards and Councils, a pilot project example, and a video about sustainability in public works.

    Room :  303B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Educatate other Public Works professionals about the sustainability toolkit.
    2. Utilize RFP language, lists of sustainable resources and professionals and a multitude of tools provided.
    3. Implement sustainable practices by using the provided resources for incorporating sustainable practices into public works projects and operations.


    SPEAKERS:
    • D. Jeff Baxter
      Superintendent Street Bridge Operations,  District of Columbia Department of Transportation,  Washington,  DC
    • Ryan Gallagher
      Operations Manager,  AECOM,  Camarillo,  CA
    • Nathan W. Hladky
      Transportation Engineer,  CDM Smith,  Kansas City,  MO
    • Erin L. Jones
      Planning Manager,  City of Rowlett,  Rowlett,  TX
    • Morgan Wazlaw
      Project Manager,  Rincon Consultants,  Ventura,  CA

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
    • Environment/Sustainability

    The "Mile Long Mill" is the largest brownfield property and the largest delinquent tax burden in the City of Waterbury, Connecticut. It is also going to be the new home of the Department of Public Works. Challenges include the sheer size of the site, the fact that it is home to a number of active tenants, funding the massive $60 million redevelopment of the property, remediating extensive environmental impacts, and doing surgical demolition and reconstruction while not disturbing current tenants.

    Room :  304C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Apply the value of a coordinated approach during a redevelopment project.
    2. Anticipate what some challenges might be during a large scale mill redevelopment.
    3. Examine the valuable insights and lessons-learned gained from the project development so far.


    SPEAKERS:
    • John P. Lawlor, Jr, MPA, PWLF
      Director of Public Works,  Town of Bloomfield,  Bloomfield,  CT
    • Jay G. Sheehan
      Senior Vice President,  Woodard and Curran Consulting Engineers,  Enfield,  CT

    Category:
    • Facilities
    • Construction Management

    Examine a cost-benefit analysis that weighs the pros and cons of replacing dumpster-based trash collection in downtown cores with more frequent bag or small container collection. Find out why more and more cities are incorporating these programs in their downtown revitalization efforts.

    Room :  207AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Compare real examples of an innovative option to help revitalize downtowns at low cost to cities / communities.
    2. Examine practical pros and cons and how the programs operate.
    3. Assess the results of a quantitative benefit-cost analysis and learn the results of one program and the option's potential for application in your community.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Juri Freeman
      Project Manager,  Skumatz Economic ResearchAssoc,  Superior,  CO
    • Lisa Skumatz
      Principal,  Skumatz Economic ResearchAssoc,  Superior,  CO

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Solid Waste

    To make construction more efficient, the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission joined with 16 municipalities, the regional wastewater treatment facility, and the sanitation district to develop Regional Construction Standards for the rights-of-way that have simplified bidding and construction administration, reduced costs, and improved safety.

    Room :  205AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Acquire an understanding of the level of effort involved in developing an maintaining regional construction standards for work in rights-of-way.
    2. Set up the framework for establishing a regional construction standards program.
    3. Identify the potential benefits and pitfalls of such a program.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Robert A. Sciacchitano
       CDM Smith,  Virginia Beach,  VA

    Category:
    • Management
    • Construction Management
    • Utility and Public Right-of-Way

    Your agency has a website and active Facebook and Twitter accounts. But have you forgotten the image benefits of excellent customer service? Join this exploration of five ways to improve customer service.

    Room :  304D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Create changes in the way your organization looks at customer service.
    2. Promote and publicize your department using branding and messaging.
    3. Recognize the value of public works' role in emergency response and its importance in building a positive public image.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Robert E. Scott
      Operations Manager,  City of Danville Public Works,  Danville,  IL

    Category:
    • Management

    The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) collaborated with 11 state and federal agencies to combine more than 14 separate environmental statues and permits into a single set of standards simplifying the permitting process and saving $73 million dollars.

    Room :  303C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify and implement cost saving measures.
    2. Better coordinate multiple regulatory agencies.
    3. Implement new approaches to simplify the permitting process for transportation projects.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Geoff Crook
      Environmental Program Manager,  Oregon Department of Transportation, Major Projects Branch,  Salem,  OR
    • Jason Neil
      Deputy Program Manager,  Oregon Bridge Delivery Partners,  Salem,  OR

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability

    Once a capital project goes to bid, much of the opportunity to reduce costs has past. Using construction best management practices, such as value engineering, constructability, bidability and peer reviews can produce considerable savings.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Recognize the importance of construction management best practices before the bidding and construction phases begin.
    2. Explain the differences and benefits between value engineering; constructability, bidability, a peer reviews.
    3. Choose the most appropriate best management preconstruction practice for your projects.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Troy K. Pyles, PE
      Vice President,  Vanir Construction Management, Inc.,  Saint George,  UT

    Category:
    • Construction Management

    Sponsored by the APWA Facilities & Grounds Committee Trees are valuable infrastructure assets that deserve equal consideration during the planning and implementation of public construction projects. Discover tried-and-true and new methods to protect trees during road, utility, and building improvement projects. Corrective measures to minimize tree decline and loss after construction will also be discussed. In addition, APWA’s newest pocket guide on this subject will be debuted.

    Room :  303D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Create a tree protection plan as an integral part of public infrastructure construction and improvement projects.
    2. Explore corrective measures that can be taken to save trees if they are damaged for both public safety and environmental benefits reasons.
    3. Use APWA’s newest Pocket Guide on tree protection during construction.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jennifer Gulick, MA
      Senior Consulting Urban Forester,  Davey Resource Group,  Walton,  KY

    Category:
    • Parks and Grounds

    Sponsored by the APWA Fleet Services Committee Fleet facilities that need to be fuel flexible can be retrofitted with limited budgets. Find out the differences between the properties of gasoline/diesel and compressed natural gas/liquefied natural gas that influence garage design and retrofits.

    Room :  304A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss what makes CNG/LNG fuels different from gasoline or diesel.
    2. Examine major design elements that need to be incorporated into retrofitting existing garages for CNG/LNG fueled vehicles.
    3. Identify methods to reduce costs for retrofitting existing garages to be fuel flexible.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Thomas E. Tarkowski, PE
      Mechanical Engineer IV,  City of Milwaukee,  Milwaukee,  WI

    Category:
    • Fleet Services

    Since 2007, the City of Austin, Texas, has retrofitted nearly 15 linear miles of bicycle facilities per year. Their success is due to strong leadership, innovative engineering design, and an effective outreach program.

    Room :  207C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Review a technical toolbox for the retrofit of urban areas for bicycle facilities.
    2. Employ outreach techniques to gain consensus on bicycle projects.
    3. Explore innovative ways to balance on-street parking and bicycle facility needs.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Annick Beaudet, AICP
      Program Manager,  City of Austin Public Works Department,  Austin,  TX
    • Howard S. Lazarus, PWLF
      Director of Public Works,  City of Austin,  Austin,  TX

    Category:
    • Traffic Engineering

    Examine the effects of changing economic conditions on the watershed dam project near McKinney, Texas. Find out how they handled contractor issues and what methods were used to continue financing of the project.

    Room :  207D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Achieve an understanding of funding methods a municipality can utilize for projects involving federal and local participation.
    2. Anticipate the warning signs of poor performance from construction contractors and the actions that can be taken to document and correct the issues.
    3. Examine issues and procedures relating to contract default.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Michael P. Hebert, PE, CFM, CPESC,
      Assistant City Engineer,  City of McKinney,  McKinney,  TX
    • Lissa M. Shepard, PE
      CFM Project Engineer,  City of McKinney,  McKinney,  TX

    Category:
    • Construction Management
    • Storm Water / Flood Control


Tuesday, August 28, 2012


7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
    (Ticketed event - separate fee and preregistration required.) The American Academy of Environmental Engineers (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.

    Room :  206B

    SPEAKERS:
    • John W. Herzke, PE
      VICE PRESIDENT, MUNICIPAL SERVICES,  Clark Nexsen,  Virginia Beach,  VA
    • Mike Selna, PE, BCEE
      President,  AA of Environmental Eng,  Huntington Beach,  CA

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Construction Management
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Sponsored by the APWA Government Affairs Committee The new federal surface transportation law, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), enacted this summer, makes significant changes impacting state and local transportation programs. MAP-21 consolidates or eliminates some 60 programs and includes reforms expediting project delivery. Officials from FHWA will provide insight and guidance on MAP-21’s new programs, its funding opportunities, its implementation and changes streamlining project delivery.

    Room :  207AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate the impact of MAP-21 on local, state, and federal transportation infrastructure.
    2. Determine how aspects of the new law and its implementation will affect your local issues.
    3. Identify short- and long-term policy and funding implications relating to Map-21.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Susan M. Hann, PE, PWLF, AICP
      CITY MANAGER,  City of Palm Bay,  Palm Bay,  FL
    • David Kim
      Associate Administrator, Office of Policy and Government Affairs,  Federal Highway Administration (FHWA),  Washington,  DC
    • Gerald Solomon
      Director for the Office of Project Development and Environmental Review,  Federal Highway Administration (FHWA),  Washington,  DC

    Category:
    • Traffic Engineering
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges

    In today's world, the criteria for project success includes not only technical merit, but also effective stakeholder consultation and outreach. Explore the approaches used by the City of Toronto’s Basement Flooding Protection Program.

    Room :  304D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explore altnative approaches to stakeholder interaction.
    2. Discover the steps to proactive engagement, reaching out to address issues, not just dealing with after the fact complaints.
    3. Discover the benefits of implementing pilot programs to obtain community feedback.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Tony Petrucci, P Eng
      Mgr,Water & Env Infrastructure,  Chisholm, Fleming and Associates,  Richmond Hill,  ON

    Category:
    • Management
    • Construction Management

    Sponsored by the APWA Utilities and Right-of-Way Committee When keyholing, if the original core can’t be used, core farming is a sustainable and cost-effective alternative. A test strip of asphalt is placed at the "farm" and is available to be drilled/cut out and taken to the job site as needed.

    Room :  304C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Promote sustainable pavements by using pavement coupons removed from similar pavements.
    2. Eliminate or reduce costs associated with pothole pavement repairs
    3. Repair pavements quickly and permanently without the need to place cold mix asphalt.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Al Field
      PRESIDENT,  Al Field and Associates LLC,  Phoenix,  AZ
    • Murvyn Morehead
      Right of Way Coordinator,  City of Overland Park,  Overland Park,  KS

    Category:
    • Utility and Public Right-of-Way
    • Environment/Sustainability

    Learn how state-of-the-art traffic engineering techniques and new urban planning concepts can improve a sense of community, enhance neighborhood and pedestrian safety and reduce traffic volumes and speeds

    Room :  205AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Lead your community in adopting emerging traffic management trends.
    2. Motivate your community to embrace best practices and the lessons learned from the case studies presented in this session.
    3. Inspire stakeholders to unite around the common goal of traffic calming success.


    SPEAKERS:
    • David S. Zelenok, PE
      CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER,  City of Centennial,  Centennial,  CO

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Traffic Engineering

    Sponsored by the APWA International Affairs Committee Hear case studies and hear firsthand about the experiences of APWA’s Global Solutions participants and the challenges and opportunities in developing an exciting tour. Attendees will also learn the steps needed to organize their own Global Solutions tours.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify and evaluate international opportunities that may provide solutions to local public works challenges.
    2. Apply the knowledge and lessons learned by Global Solutions participants.
    3. Develop your own Global Solutions tour that meets the IAC program criteria, responds to local and regional publc works challenges, or supports public works outreach and mentoring.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Robert Cantoreggi
      Director of Public Works,  Town of Franklin,  Franklin,  MA
    • Eric J. Labelle, PE, PWLF
      Assistant Public Services Director,  City of Portland Maine,  Portland,  ME
    • Richard P. Merson, PWLF
      DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS,  Town of Needham,  Needham,  MA
    • Mary Louise Monahan
       Mary Louise Monahan Enterprises,  Holyoke,  MA

    Category:
    • Management
    • Career and Personal Development

    Sponsored by the APWA Solid Waste Committee Public/private partnerships in the Monterey Bay area are realizing up to 92% waste diversion from special events, tourism businesses, and multi-family facilities.

    Room :  303B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Build effective regional partnerships and ongoing program capacity.
    2. Plan for and implement recycling programs that achieve results.
    3. Track recycling program outcomes and use data to increase program success.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Kirsten Liske
      Vice President, Community Programs,  Ecology Action,  Santa Cruz,  CA

    Category:
    • Solid Waste

    Discover the tools Newport News, Virginia used to implement its robust sustainability initiative, including APWA’s Center for Sustainability Framework, ISO 14001, Franklin Covey’s 4 Disciplines of Execution, and the National Step Process.

    Room :  303C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify benchmarking tools for sustainability initiatives.
    2. Develop a Sustainability Action Plan.
    3. Determine strategies to gauge sustainability performance.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Marcus Leeper
      Public Works, Environmental Management System Coordinator,  City of Newport News Department of Public Works,  Newport News,  VA
    • Jennifer O. Privette
      Sustainability Manager,  City of Newport News,  Newport News,  VA

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Management

    Sponsored by the APWA Fleet Services Committee Fleet creep is seeking to have more backup assets to fill the void when vehicles/equipment are in service more often and for longer periods of time. Discover innovative ways to reduce fleet creep through cross functioning of equipment and other sustainable practices

    Room :  304A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Make sustainable equipment optimization choices.
    2. Build strong partnerships to identify processes that can be improved through proper equipment use.
    3. Decide which of the approaches described in this session will work best for your situations.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Ronald D. Brown, CPFP
      Fleet Maintenance Supervisor,  City of Conover,  Newton,  NC
    • Thomas C. Collins, PWLF
      Deputy Director,  Town of Natick,  Natick,  MA
    • Mary Joyce Ivers, CPFP, PWLF
      Fleet and Facilities Manager,  City of Ventura Public Works,  Ventura,  CA

    Category:
    • Fleet Services
    • Environment/Sustainability

    Explore the construction and implementation steps taken by the City of Lathrop, California, to comply with EPA's Arsenic Treatment Rule for drinking water.

    Room :  303D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine the process of designing, financing, constructing, and maintaining a large infrastructure project.
    2. Assess how to define selection parameters for consultants, design, financing, and operating alternatives.
    3. Evaluate and problem solve deficiencies during design and construction.


    SPEAKERS:
    • MaryGrace Houlihan
      Principal Engineer,  City of Lathrop,  Lathrop,  CA

    Category:
    • Construction Management
    • Water / Waste Water

    Sponsored by the APWA Leadership and Management Committee Participate in this facilitated discussion where all attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share solutions about the emerging trends, challenges, and strategies facing public works professionals around the world. Finding common ground among the issues which face our leaders, attendees will seek and share insights, perspectives, and solutions among themselves.

    Room :  207D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explore and experiment with peer-identified strategies for preparing for and responding to public works challenges and trends.
    2. Build on your professional network for connecting and engaging with your peers on common issues.
    3. Recommend topics for future research by the Leadership and Management Trends, Challenges, and Strategies Subcommittee.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jill M. Marilley, PE, PWLF
      Senior Project Manager,  HDR,  Bellevue,  WA
    • Naneil R. Newlon
      Director of Public Works,  Village of Downers Grove,  Downers Grove,  IL
    • Sherri B. Zimmerman
      Asst Professor & Managing Dir,  Indiana University of PA,  Harrisburg,  PA

    Category:
    • Management

    The new pollution control facility at The National Arboretum serves as an excellent case study for examining approaches to determining stormwater control best management practices and for assessing the ISI EnvisionTM sustainability rating tool.

    Room :  304B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Use technology centers and clearinghouses to determine BMP applications.
    2. Apply lessons learned and insights from other projects to improve designs and shorten schedules.
    3. Assess the ISI EnvisionTM rating approach as it applies to facility construction.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Kenneth M. Eyre, PE
      ASSOCIATE,  Greeley and Hansen,  Alexandria,  VA

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Parks and Grounds
    • Storm Water / Flood Control

    The recovery process for the Mw 9.0 Mw Tohuku earthquake and tsunami is expected to take 7 years (not including dealing with the radiation from the nuclear power plant.) Examine the lessons learned for recovery on such a large scale.

    Room :  207C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate how cultural issues can complicate recovery after a disaster.
    2. Prepare for disasters by having adequate supplies of fuel and flood protected emergency generators.
    3. Expand your knowledge on disaster response and recovery procedures.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Curtis Edwards, F ASCE, PE
      VP, Sr Project Mgr (retired),

    Category:
    • Emergency Management

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    (Ticketed event - separate fee and preregistration required.) Speaker: Adel H. Hagekahalil, PE, BCEE, Assistant Director, Bureau of Sanitation, City of Los Angeles, CA As Assistant Director of the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, Adel Hagekahalil is responsible for wastewater collection system management, stormwater and watershed protection, water quality compliance, facilities, and advance planning. Under his direction, the City has prepared an award-wining Water Integrated Resources Plan for the year 2020 which relies on public input and participation and integrates water supply, water reuse, water conservation, and stormwater management with wastewater facilities planning using a regional watershed approach. Adel is committed to working collaboratively and transparently with various community groups to enhance the quality of neighborhood life, meet today’s needs, and address tomorrow’s challenges.

    Room :  204C

    SPEAKERS:
    • Adel H. Hagekhalil, PE, BCEE
      Assistant Director,  LA Sanitation - City of Los Angeles,  Los Angeles,  CA

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development
    • Management
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    During this session, participants will learn how chemical grouts are currently being used world-wide to stop water infiltration, stabilize soil and fill voids. Find out how numerous methods of application have helped these versatile grouts become an ideal solution within the public works community. Jim Gentry, Avanti International

    Room :  Theater 1, Booth #891

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the chemistry and functionality of several types of grout.
    2. Select the correct grout for the application.
    3. Choose the appropriate application method.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Congress Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Water / Waste Water
    • Storm Water / Flood Control

    LCPtracker’s software solutions can be your agency’s keys to compliance. Participants will learn how this versatile software can be used to collect, verify and manage contractor’s and subcontractor’s wage and related labor compliance documentation. Discover how, compared with traditional management solutions, LCPtracker’s web-hosted electronic system saves time and reduces risk and reams of paper. Mark Douglas, LCPtracker

    Room :  Theater 2, Booth #333

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Validate Davis-Bacon prevailing wage regulations efficiently.
    2. Increase administrative efficiency by up to 80% using LCPtracker technology.
    3. Upload any form or document using online web-based submission.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Congress Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Management

    Hear from NexTraq CMO, Mark Roberts, as he discusses how the NexTraq's Mobile Application gives you 24/7 access to all the important fleet data you need right from your web-enabled smartphone. Whether you’re in the office or out in the field, you can use emails, alerts and SMS to know exactly how your fleet is performing. You’ll also learn how recent upgrades that have expanded the app’s capabilities have allowed users to shorten their ROI. Mark Roberts, NexTraq

    Room :  Booth #1815 Category:
    • Fleet Services
    • Engineering and Technology

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    During this session, presenters will help explain the requirements for accessible construction practices from both MUTCD and PROWAG. Participants will learn how to design and build accessible sidewalk closures and alternate pedestrian routes while also getting a hands-on look at model construction plans and model permits Tim Cox, Plastic Safety Systems, Inc.

    Room :  Theater 1, Booth #891

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Minimize exposure to accessibility lawsuits by ensuring ADA compliance during sidewalk construction.
    2. Inspect sidewalk construction for ADA compliance.
    3. Design accessible sidewalk closures and pedestrian alternate routes.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Congress Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Parks and Grounds
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Developing and maintaining a learning system that is sustainable and keeps employees engaged throughout the continuum, from new hire to retirement, can be a challenge. Take advantage of these two case studies about establishing organizational training systems.

    Room :  207C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Conceptualize and develop skill sets/competencies for public works positions.
    2. Provide instruction for employees using positional skill sets/competencies.
    3. Assess and qualify employees in mission critical job classifications.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Kirsten Hurley
      Market and Partner Development Coordinator,  Center for Municipal Excellence,  Edmond,  OK
    • Linda Karen Lightner
      Curriculum Development Specialist,  Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Center for Municipal Excellence,  Edmond,  OK
    • James Allen Mcpherson
      Technical Training Coordinator,  Union Sanitary District,  Union City,  CA
    • Keith Stewart
      Field Services Superintendent,  City of Edmond,  Edmond,  OK

    Category:
    • Management

    Lessons learned from those who have made it to the top. That’s what you can expect from this extraordinary panel of women in the public works profession. Get insight into the thinking behind their career decisions, the importance of finding the right mentor, and challenges met and resolved.

    Room :  207D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Recognize and implement actions that will lead to a successful career in public works.
    2. Participate in networking with women who have achieved professional and personal success.
    3. Identify career pitfalls and missteps that can affect women in public works.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Larry W. Frevert, PE, PWLF
      Senior Consultant,  TREKK Design Group,  Kansas City,  MO
    • Susan M. Hann, PE, PWLF, AICP
      CITY MANAGER,  City of Palm Bay,  Palm Bay,  FL
    • Cora Jackson-Fossett
      Retired,  Los Angeles,  CA
    • Erin L. Jones
      Planning Manager,  City of Rowlett,  Rowlett,  TX
    • Pamela Manning
      Business Relations Representative,  Los Angeles County CA,  Alhambra,  CA
    • Linda Petelka, BSC, PWLF
       Load Covering Solution,  Burlington,  ON

    Category:
    • Management
    • Career and Personal Development

    Follow the steps taken by the Town of Durham, New Hampshire, to clean up a contaminated Brownfields site. Explore how funding was secured, how the site was stabilized, and what current progress is being made for future development.

    Room :  304B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the criteria for a Brownfields site, and how to secure it, select a consultant for geological investigation, and communicate with residents and the general public.
    2. Apply for Federal and State funding assessment and cleanup.
    3. Examine several types of construction for stabilizing and cleaning up a contaminated site.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Noemi Emeric-Ford
      US EPA Regional Brownfields Coordinator,  US EPA,  Los Angeles,  CA
    • Michael Lynch
      DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS,  Durham NH, Town of,  Durham,  NH

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability

    Sponsored by the APWA Transportation Committee Recognizing the complexity of implementing an effective roadway safety management program, a pilot program is underway to assist locals in adopting the approaches in the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) and applying HSM concepts to local needs.

    Room :  205AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Define the HSM process and available tools.
    2. Acquire the spreadsheets discussed in the manual to simplify the process and reduce the learning curve.
    3. Discover the HSM’s predictive method to estimate crash frequency and severity.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Carla P. Anderson, PE
      Traffic Engineering Associate,  Kansas Dept of Transportation - Traffic Engineering,  Lecompton,  KS
    • Hillary N. Isebrands, PE
      Highway Safety Specialist,  FHA, Resource Center Safety and Design Technical Service Team,  Lakewood,  CO

    Category:
    • Traffic Engineering

    Tracking vehicle maintenance and controlling fleet costs gets complicated when your maintenance management solution involves in-house garages and outsourced maintenance providers. Explore the issues and how to solve them.

    Room :  304A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Develop the right mix of in-house and outsourced maintenance to improve productivity and control costs.
    2. Apply new technology to improve your garage environment and gain tighter control over costs.
    3. Enhance your maintenance solution so it meets expanded territories, shrinking workforce, and changing regulations.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Cheryl Graham
      Business Development Manager - State and,  ARI,  Mount Laurel,  NJ
    • Robert W. Hoysgaard, Jr
      Utility Business Development Manager,  ARI/Automotive Resources International,  Mount Laurel,  NJ

    Category:
    • Fleet Services

    Discover how to develop coaching skills that redirect unproductive behaviors and provide ways for employees to be more self-reliant when dealing with multiple generations in the workplace.

    Room :  304C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Analyze the impacts of a multigenerational workforce on leaders, teams, and organizations and the solutions to lead your organization forward.
    2. Communicate effectively to engage employees, increase productivity, and reduce conflict.
    3. Improve individual employee performance.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jeannette Austin
      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,  Public Works Association of BC,  Vancouver,  BC
    • Bob Smith, ASCT
      Director of Operations,  District of Squamish,  Squamish,  BC

    Category:
    • Management

    Sponsored by the APWA Engineering & Technology Committee Join this examination of successful projects involving pervious concrete and asphalt pavements, concrete pavers, and other products that allow for the free drainage of water.

    Room :  207AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Get the owner perspective on the long-term success of their pervious pavement projects.
    2. Discover the special considerations and concerns that contractors have about plans and designs for pervious pavements.
    3. Examine pervious pavement examples and decide which materials are best for your situations.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Dennis A. Randolph, PE, PWLF
      DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS,  City of Grandview,  Grandview,  MO
    • David R. Smith
      Technical Director,  Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute,  Chantilly,  VA

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

    Sponsored by the APWA Water Resources Committee When it comes to regulatory requirements and permitting, a system that makes everything a "top" priority -- results in nothing being a priority. EPA and Congress are exploring how to change the Clean Water Act to permit structure that allows for an integrated approach to determine priorities and compliance schedules.

    Room :  304D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Determine a viable path for advocacy of an integrated permitting and regulatory prioritization approach.
    2. Communicate with APWA’s Water Resources Committee to make sure that your thoughts and concerns on this issue are heard and understood.
    3. Engage key policymakers on what regulatory prioritization under the Clean Water Act means and may be applicable to other environmental areas as well.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Adel H. Hagekhalil, PE, BCEE
      Assistant Director,  LA Sanitation - City of Los Angeles,  Los Angeles,  CA
    • Adam Krantz, JD
      Managing Director, Government Affairs,  NACWA,  Washington,  DC
    • Deborah Nagle
      Director,  U. S. EPA, Water Permits Division, Office of Water Management,  Washington,  DC

    Category:
    • Water / Waste Water

    GreenroadsTM is a sustainability rating system for roadways that raises the bar for green design and construction practices on all types of roadway projects. Attend this overview of projects that have been successfully certified to learn more about the certification process and how Greenroads can be used as a tool to improve sustainability performance at your agency.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explain the purpose of the GreenroadsTM Rating System and how it helps agencies manage and communicate sustainability.
    2. Describe how GreenroadsTM projects are scored and certified.
    3. Identify an innovative best practice that can help improve sustainability for public works projects.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jeralee L. Anderson, LEED AP, PE, PhD
      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,  Greenroads Foundation,  Redmond,  WA
    • Freeman Anthony, PE
      Project Engineer,  City of Bellingham,  Bellingham,  WA
    • Duanne Gilmore
      Civil Engineer,  ARUP,  San Francisco,  CA
    • Travis M. Rauscher
      Design Engineer II,  Perteet, Inc.,  Everett,  WA
    • Mike Witkovski, PE
      Associate Engineer,  City of San Jose Infrastructure Maintenance Division,  San Jose,  CA

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Traffic Engineering

    Sponsored by the APWA Utilities and Public Right-of-Way Committee Get up-to-date on current strategies and trends for damage prevention to protect the public and all parties working in and around the public right-of-way. Join with other APWA members in taking steps to becoming the driving force for damage prevention.

    Room :  303B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Communicate the means and methods necessary to take utility damage prevention to a higher priority.
    2. Convince your staff to take advantage of damage prevention opportunities.
    3. Develop damage prevention partnerships between utilities and excavators.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Wayne Jensen
      Director of Safety,  Stahl & Associates Insurance, Inc.,  Saint Petersburg,  FL

    Category:
    • Utility and Public Right-of-Way

    Sponsored by the APWA Emergency Management Committee Public works professionals will discuss approaches to communicating with residents, officials and other First Responders. Learn how to begin these conversations, and get tips for working with others, and presenting ourselves First Responder professionals.

    Room :  303C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine tools for effective communication.
    2. Discover approaches to build credibility with other First Responders.
    3. Gain recognition from residents and officials as designated First Responders.


    SPEAKERS:
    • James G. Featherstone
      General Manager,  City of Los Angeles,  Los Angeles,  CA
    • Doug E. House, PWLF, PWM
      Municipal Services General Manager,  City of Moline,  Moline,  IL
    • Michael E. Sutherland
      Public Works Director,  Town of Parker,  Parker,  CO

    Category:
    • Emergency Management

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
    Public works was involved in all phases of the response to the EF5 multiple-vortex tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, in May 2011 and continues to this day through cleanup and rebuilding efforts. Come and hear this compelling story featuring Joplin’s every day public works heroes.

    Room :  207AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Plan for how to assist with search and rescue if disaster strikes your community.
    2. Discover the steps necessary to manage a massive and complex demolition and debris removal process.
    3. Help plan and rebuild your community to a level better than before.


    SPEAKERS:
    • David K. Hertzberg, PE
      Community Dev Block Grant Manager,  City of Joplin,  Joplin,  MO

    Category:
    • Emergency Management

    Sponsored by the APWA Transportation Committee Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) and Low Impact Development (LID) techniques have become standard options and the conversation has moved from how to build them to how to maintain them. Learn from the experts how priorities are established and what’s working and what’s not.

    Room :  303B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify what maintenance issues your organization can anticipate as you implement Green Infrastructure tools.
    2. Program resources and train staff for these different operations and maintenance tasks.
    3. Develop guidelines to identify key tasks from bioretention, pervious pavement, collection, and filtration facilities.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Peg R. Staeheli, ASLA, LEED AP
      PRINCIPAL/SENIOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT,  SvR Design Company,  Seattle,  WA

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Storm Water / Flood Control

    Not that long ago, public works projects used the traditional design-bid-build method. Now alternative delivery methods are being tried. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of these methods and figure out what can be replicated in your area.

    Room :  303C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Analyze the advantages, disadvantages, and legalities of various project delivery methods.
    2. Discover tools for selecting delivery methods that suit your projects and circumstances.
    3. Explain the various aspects of project delivery models to your agency’s decision-makers.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Michael A. Barbour, PE
      Executive Officer Highway Project Director,  Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority,  Los Angeles,  CA
    • Brian A. Danley, PE, LEED AP
      Senior Project Manager,  Harris & Associates,  Concord,  CA
    • Clifford Ham
      Principal Architect, Design and Construction,  Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts,  San Francisco,  CA
    • Steven Owen
      Vice President Infrastructure Development,  Percwater,  Phoenix,  AZ
    • John Waddell
      Project Manager Los Osos Wastewater Project,  County of San Luis Obispo,  San Luis Obispo,  CA

    Category:
    • Construction Management

    Discover how various transportation and public works agencies have implemented a Complete Streets policy by following four key steps identified by the National Complete Streets Coalition (NCSC).

    Room :  207D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the steps to implementing a Complete Streets policy.
    2. Use available tools to create a customized plan for Complete Streets Implementation.
    3. Discover how other communities have established policies and overcome challenges.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Larry Sack, PE
      Transportation Planner,  LJB Inc.,  Dayton,  OH
    • Paul Zykofsky, AICP, Assoc. AIA
      Associate Director,  Local Government Commission,  Sacramento,  CA

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Traffic Engineering

    Discover the strengths and weaknesses of the designs presented in FHWA’s Alternative Intersections/Interchanges Informational Report. The Ohio DOT and the City of Fairfield, Ohio, will discuss their experiences implementing two of these designs.

    Room :  205AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify alternative intersection designs, expanding your design toolbox.
    2. Use the Alternative Intersections Selection Tool.
    3. Examine the implications of choose a unique intersection including geometrics, traffic control, environmental requirements, and public education.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Daniel J. Hoying, P.E., P.S., PMP
      PRINCIPAL,  LJB Inc.,  Dayton,  OH
    • Benjamin Mann
      City Engineer,  City of Fairfield,  Fairfield,  OH
    • James P. McCarthy
       FHWA - Minnesota Division and Resource Center,  Saint Paul,  MN

    Category:
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Traffic Engineering

    Sponsored by the APWA Engineering and Technology Committee The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure was established in partnership between APWA, ASCE, and ACED to establish a sustainable scoring process for horizontal and linear construction. Find out how ISI scoring can benefit your agency.

    Room :  304A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the goals, benefits and sustainable design features provided by ISI for public works infrastructure projects.
    2. Measure benefits and sustainable design features used for public works infrastructure projects.
    3. Determine how ISI ratings can be used to create incentives and a balance of project features to meet sustainability goals for your agency.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Terry Neimeyer, PE
      ISI Board of Directors, CEO,  KCI Technologies,  Sparks,  MD
    • Timothy Psomas
      ISI Founding Chair/Board of Directors,  PSOMAS,  Santa Ana,  CA

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability

    Sponsored by the APWA Leadership and Management Committee Performance measurement is often looked at with fear by managers, but any department that wants to improve needs to embrace it. Discover how to get started and how appropriate measures can guide you to better public works service provision.

    Room :  304B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Choose appropriate measurements.
    2. Evaluate measurement results.
    3. Develop strategies for improvement.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Dan J. Hartman, PWLF
      Director of Public Works,  City of Golden,  Golden,  CO
    • Vitaly B. Troyan, PE, PWLF
      DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS (RET),  City of Oakland,  San Rafael,  CA
    • Fair Yeager
      Principal Project Manager,  CH2M HILL,  Tempe,  AZ

    Category:
    • Management

    The County of Los Angeles is home to more than 10,000,000 people. Learn how its public works department integrates the 88 incorporated cities into the county's capital improvement projects as well as shared professional services and routine maintenance of infrastructure.

    Room :  304C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Challenge the status quo of how work gets accomplished by utilizing shared resources.
    2. Ask questions on the concept and delivery of shared services to experienced experts.
    3. Improve productivity with a newer concept of service delivery.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Wally Hill
      Assistant Chief Operating Officer,  City of San Diego,  San Diego,  CA
    • Pamela Manning
      Business Relations Representative,  Los Angeles County CA,  Alhambra,  CA
    • Sam Olivito
      Executive Director,  California Contract Cities Association,  Downey,  CA
    • David Pilker
      Principal Engineer & Head of City Services,  County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works,  Cabazon,  CA
    • Lisa Ann Rapp, PWLF
      DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS,  City of Lakewood,  Lakewood,  CA
    • Daniel Rix, PE
      City Engineer,  City of Pasadena,  Pasadena,  CA

    Category:
    • Management

    Discover how the Los Angeles County Public Works Department utilizes effective, coordinated and proactive communication to ensure transparency, develop a better public understanding of public works roles and responsibilities, and to tell the public works story.

    Room :  304D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Build an effective strategic communications program.
    2. Implement strategic communications into everyday operations and as part of emergency response efforts.
    3. Implement strategic communications tools that positively impact the department.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Gail Farber
      Director of Public Works,  Los Angeles County CA, Deptartment of Public Works,  Alhambra,  CA
    • Bob Spencer
      Chief, Public Affairs,  Los Angeles County CA, Deptartment of Public Works,  Alhambra,  CA

    Category:
    • Management


Wednesday, August 29, 2012


8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Must register in advance for this tour. Seats are limited, so sign-up now using the Congress Online Registration Form. NOTE: BUS LEAVES AT 8:00AM. BE AT TRANSIT AREA, ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER BY 7:45AM Enjoy this visit to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Traffic Management Center. In addition to the traffic management activities conducted in partnership with the California Highway Patrol, the tour will also cover the special features of this “essential services building” including the uninterruptible power system (UPS), seismic dampers on the foundation, and the water supply system.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine how Caltrans partners with the California Highway Patrol for traffic management activities.
    2. Review ow real time information is gathered from electronic sensors in the pavement, freeway call boxes, video cameras, 911 calls, earthquake monitors, etc. to keep traffic moving.
    3. Discover how this essential building provides for uninterruptible power, seismic dampers, and water supply.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Congress Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Traffic Engineering
    • Facilities
    • Emergency Management

    Must register in advance for this tour. Seats are limited, so sign-up now using the Congress Online Registration Form. NOTE: BUS LEAVES AT 8:00AM. BE AT TRANSIT AREA, ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER BY 7:45AM Anaheim is host to millions of visitors each year. Discover how the City of Anaheim and the Walt Disney Company manage the huge volume of visitor and commuter traffic each day. You will also see how they manage the massive 3,750,000 square foot, six-level Mickey and Disney parking structure which accommodates 10,242 cars. This structure includes direct access to the tram, walking distance to the parks and to Downtown Disney, restrooms, RV and large vehicle parking access, excellent handicap parking and access.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Review how the huge volume of traffic is managed by the Park and the City.
    2. Determine if any of the parking facility features are transferable to your city's needs.
    3. Discover how the City of Anaheim and the Disney Company partner to facilitate the visitor experience.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Congress Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Traffic Engineering

    Must register in advance for this tour. Seats are limited, so sign-up now using the Congress Online Registration Form NOTE: BUS LEAVES AT 8:00AM. BE AT TRANSIT AREA, ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER BY 7:45AM. Discover how more than 640 employees at the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) work to protect our water supply, the environment, marine health, local beaches, and community health by making wastewater clean and safe for the people served. Observe and learn about: • The basic steps of wastewater treatment for recycling the treated wastewater back into the ocean and groundwater. • How biosolids are recycled into usable products like soil amendments and energy pellets. • The environmental program and practices in place to protect our air, land, and water. • The strategic plan and budget process for managing and financing the operations of OCSD. (Please dress appropriately including closed-toed comfortable walking shoes.)

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine how treated wastewater is recycled.
    2. Determine if the biosolids recycling program could be replicated for your agency's uses.
    3. Review how the District manages its budgeting and planning to protect the water supply and environment.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Congress Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Water / Waste Water

    Must register in advance for this tour. Seats are limited, so sign-up now using the Congress Online Registration Form NOTE: BUS LEAVES AT 7:00AM. BE AT TRANSIT AREA, ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER BY 6:45AM All aboard for this Port of Long Beach Boat Tour! For nearly a century, people have come to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to enjoy the spectacle of giant cargo ships being loaded and unloaded with exotic trade goods. Today more than $100 billion in goods enter and leave the country from the Port of Long Beach each year. More than 5,300 vessels use the port annually making the Port of Long Beach the 18th busiest container cargo port in the world and the 2nd busiest in the nation. The port is comprised of 3200 acres of land, 10 piers, 80 berths, and 66 post-Panamax gantry cranes. Something is always going on at this major gateway for trade with Asia, so join us for this interesting insight into this major transportation and trade center.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine the challenges of accomodating 5,300 vessels annually.
    2. Identify the technologies used to manage this busy port.
    3. Discover what the Port is doing to improve the environment, including adopting the Green Port Policy.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Congress Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Management

    Must register in advance for this tour. Seats are limited, so sign-up now using the Congress Online Registration Form. NOTE: BUS LEAVES AT 8:00AM. BE AT TRANSIT AREA, ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER BY 7:45AM Security clearance is required for this tour. APWA will be providing the water district with a list of names of tour registrants 10 days before the tour. All participants must have a government issued photo-ID to enter the site. Anyone who didn’t register in advance and/or does not have a valid photo ID should not board the bus for the facility. The Robert B. Diemer Treatment Plant in Yorba Linda is one of the largest treatment plants in the United States. It uses conventional treatment techniques consisting of coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, and disinfection to deliver up to 520 million gallons of water per day. The tour will include a brief history of the Metropolitan Water District and the aqueduct systems that feed water to the treatment plant. The tour will continue through the control center; the treatment facilities, including various states of water treatment water treatment; and the outflow piping tunnels. (Please dress appropriately for a construction site (Must wear pants and closed-toe shoes comfortable for walking long distances and on uneven surfaces. Hard hats, safety vests and goggles will be provided by the water district.)

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine the automated systems that regulate water levels and pressures and offer precise monitoring and surveillance to anticipate demand and respond to emergencies.
    2. Determine if Diemer's efforts to convert from chlorine to ozone water treatment would work for your agency.
    3. Review the history of the MWD and the aqueduct systems.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Congress Speaker
      Professional Development,  APWA,  Kansas City,  MO

    Category:
    • Water / Waste Water

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
    Since 2002, Metro Vancouver has formally put the principles of sustainability at the center of its operating and planning philosophy. The Columbia Pump Station replacement project exemplifies the operating principles that guide Metro Vancouver: protect the natural environment; provide for ongoing prosperity; and build community capacity and social cohesion.

    Room :  304B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine how design and construction innovation are necessary to overcome technical, social, permitting, property and building site challenges.
    2. Adapt an effective public consultation program to ensure that all affected stakeholders have a channel for communication before and during the project.
    3. Engage the construction community to determine ways to reduce contractor risk from the project in order to reduce overall costs and encourage more competitive bids.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Simon So
      Gen Mgr Liquid Waste Srvcs Metro Vancouver,  Greater Vancouver Regional District,  Burnaby,  BC

    Category:
    • Water / Waste Water
    • Environment/Sustainability

        Going Green with ARTIC
    The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) will be an environmental and sustainable transportation facility where people can move seamlessly between multiple modes of transit services to reach Southern California activity centers and business districts.

    Room :  303C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Integrate the network of transit choices and transit-oriented development.
    2. Collaborate more efficiently with partner agencies and transit service providers.
    3. Create a world-class model of sustainability and create outreach opportunities to educate visitors about sustainable development and transportation.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Albert H. Kaneshiro, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
      Senior Associate, Project Manager,  HOK,  Culver City,  CA
    • Jamie Lai, P. E.
      Transit Manager,  City of Anaheim PW Department, Transit Planning Division,  Anaheim,  CA
    • Virginia Tanzmann, FAIA, LEED AP
      Senior Vice President,  Parsons Brinckerhoff, PB Architecture, Inc.,  Los Angeles,  CA

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability
    • Traffic Engineering
    • Engineering and Technology

    The use of crushed recycled glass as a construction material isn’t a new concept. Discover how the City of Austin’s public works department is working to divert glass waste for use as an alternative aggregate in pipe beddings, roadway bases, pervious pavements, sidewalk beddings, and other innovative ways.

    Room :  207C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Conceptualize exciting ways that recycled glass is being used on public works projects.
    2. Determine if using recycled glass makes sense for your organization.
    3. Produce or procure recycled glass for your projects.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Keri R. Burchard-Juarez, PE, PMP
      Assistant Director Public Works Department,  City of Austin,  Austin,  TX
    • Steven J. Penshorn, PE
      Supervising Engineer,  City of Austin,  Austin,  TX

    Category:
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges
    • Environment/Sustainability

    Find out how the Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) uses scoreboarding to identify organizational performance measurements and provide visual feedback for employees. This process has made lasting improvements and helped create a culture of transparency at MCDOT.

    Room :  304A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Achieve better performance through visual metrics (scoreboarding).
    2. Create improved processes within the agency that lead to success.
    3. Establish a higher benchmark level to which employees may aspire.


    SPEAKERS:
    • John B. Hauskins, PWLF
      Transportation Director,  Maricopa County,  Phoenix,  AZ

    Category:
    • Management

    Learn how the City of South Windsor, Connecticut, is utilizing new GIS, GPS and web technology to allow staff to interact and collaborate with its citizens to provide project and community event information, better respond to community complaints/issues, and allow the public to view the status of mobile programs.

    Room :  303B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Engage the public in the status of ongoing public works projects and programs status via maps on your web site.
    2. Deploy technology that will allow you to connection between the public and you using the web and smartphone technologies.
    3. Evaluate the frequency of and your departments responsiveness to various calls for service via mapped-based technology.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Michael J. Gantick, PE, PWLF
      Director of Public Works,  Town of South Windsor,  South Windsor,  CT
    • Scott E. Roberts, CGCIO, GISP
      CIO / Director of Information Technology,  Town of South Windsor,  South Windsor,  CT

    Category:
    • Engineering and Technology

    Hear the City of Eu Claire’s presentation, describing the process used to develop a project using the Dutch principles for a "Woonerf" as a means of compromise between pedestrians and motorists on a high-volume narrow section of roadway along the Chippewa River.

    Room :  304C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Improve your knowledge of the concepts of mental speed bumps and alternate traffic calming techniques
    2. Solve difficult and contentious issues using public participation techniques and concepts for developing informed consent.
    3. Lead and be courageous in the consideration of problem-solving that may be considered by some as "outside the box."


    SPEAKERS:
    • Brian G. Amundson, PE
      Director of PW (retired),  Eau Claire,  WI

    Category:
    • Traffic Engineering

    The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works presents its Risk Management System (RMS), which includes a dashboard and reports that are used to track the progress of corrective action plans (CAP) developed to reduce or eliminate future claims and lawsuits against the department.

    Room :  304D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Apply risk management principles to reduce liability.
    2. Acquire information on corrective action plans to avoid future liability.
    3. Adapt inspection practices to better manage risk.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Dave Diotalevi
      Principal Engineer,  County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works,  Alhambra,  CA
    • Steve Hennessee, PE
      Principal Engineer,  County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works,  Alhambra,  CA
    • Dean Lehman, PE
      Assistant Deputy Director,  Los Angeles County CA,  Alhambra,  CA
    • Robert Scharf
      Principle Engineer,  County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works,  Alhambra,  CA

    Category:
    • Management

    Discover how public works agencies can utilize ShakeCast, an earthquake monitoring and facility damage assessment system, operated by the United States Geological Society (USGS), to prioritize and deploy inspection teams to the most damaged facilities after an earthquake event.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Organize and distribute multiple reports of damaged facilities to different personnel using email, SMS, pager, and internet after an earthquake event.
    2. Evaluate the severity of the damage associated with an earthquake event.
    3. Deploy the ShakeCast system effectively in your organization.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Tommy Muttaraid
      Associate Civil Engineer,  Los Angeles County Public Works,  Alhambra,  CA

    Category:
    • Emergency Management
    • Engineering and Technology

8:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    APWA's Water Resources Committee has planned an exceptional learning opportunity about stormwater issues geared specifically to the interests of public works professionals. John Kemmerer, Associate Director, Water Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9 will offer an overview of why improved control of stormwater discharges is a priority for EPA. Learn how Green Infrastructure (GI) (aka Low Impact Development) provides opportunities to more effectively manage stormwater and discover how municipalities are successfully utilizing GI to achieve multiple benefits. Michael Adackapara, Division Chief, California State Water Board will provide a State of California perspective on regulating stormwater, including a discussion of the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board’s approaches. These strategies include the renewal and updating of municipal stormwater permits covering portions of Orange, Riverside, and San Bernadino Counties. He’ll also discuss his Region’s innovative approach for regulating stormwater discharges from scrap metal recyclers. Juli Beth Hinds, Principal, Birchline Planning, LLC will review how in the context of the national stormwater rulemaking and MS4 permit program, EPA has focused on the essential role of municipal zoning ordinances, codes and plans in determining how sites are developed, and whether better stormwater engineering practices such as LID can be implemented. She will review findings on code and ordinance barriers to better stormwater management, present successful approaches for auditing and amending codes to improve LID and source control implementation, and offer suggestions for engineers and public works officials on how to better integrate stormwater management with municipal planning and zoning.

    Room :  207AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify how Green Infrastructure (GI) provides opportunities to more effectively manage stormwater and discover how municipalities are successfully utilizing GI to achieve multiple benefits.
    2. Discuss the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board’s innovative approach for regulating stormwater discharges from scrap metal recyclers.
    3. Implement suggestions on how to better integrate stormwater management with municipal planning and zoning.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Michael J. Adackapara, CPESC, PE
      Division Chief,  State Water Board,  Riverside,  CA
    • Juli Beth Hinds, AICP
      Principal,  Birchline Planning, LLC,  San Diego,  CA
    • John Kemmerer
      Associate Director, Water Division,  EPA Region 9,  Los Angeles,  CA

    Category:
    • Storm Water / Flood Control

    Attend this workshop developed by the Rubber Pavements Association to learn about this non-patented/non-proprietary technology that is readily available to any agency willing to implement it. Hear about rubber asphalt’s benefits in road performance and noise reduction; and how it addresses a serious national problem in solid waste, through reuse of scrap tires. Agenda: 8:30-8:45 Advantages of Using Recycled Tire Rubber in Asphalt 8:45-9:10 Asphalt Rubber: Blending and Placing for Long-Term Performance 9:10-9:35 City of Thousand Oaks ARHM Experience 9:35-9:55 City of San Jose - AR Pavement Preservation Applications 9:55-10:20 Texas Asphalt Rubber Experience and Safety 10:20-10:45 New Jersey State Experience with Asphalt Rubber

    Room :  205AB

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss the benefits of asphalt rubber technology.
    2. Implement asphalt rubber technology when planning future projects.
    3. Explain the process to use asphalt rubber as defined by ASTM D6114.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Cliff Ashcroft
      Vice President,  FNF Construction Inc,  Fullerton,  CA
    • Mark L. Belshe
      Executive Director,  Rubber Pavements Association,  Phoenix,  AZ
    • John E. Burchfiel
      Principal Construction Inspector,  City of San Jose,  San Jose,  CA
    • Thomas Pizza
      Engineering Division Manager,  City of Thousand Oaks,  Thousand Oaks,  CA
    • Dale Rand, PE
      Flexible Pavements Branch Director,  Texas DOT,  Austin,  TX
    • Robert Sauber
      Vice President of Operations,  Advanced Infrastructure Design Inc.,  Hamilton,  NJ

    Category:
    • Streets, Roads and Bridges

    Sponsored by the APWA Utilties and Right-of-Way Committee With current economic restraints, the financial and environmental savings of trenchless technologies cannot be understated. This workshop, hosted by North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) will discuss different trenchless technology methods, their benefits and applications.

    Room :  207D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explain the financial and environmental savings of trenchless technologies.
    2. Implement trenchless technology in future projects.
    3. Discuss different trenchless technology methods, their benefits and applications.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Jennifer Glynn, PE
      Senior Project Manager,  RMC Water and Environment,  Walnut Creek,  CA
    • Derek P. Povtin, P. Eng
      NASTT Vice Chair President,  Robinson Consulting, Inc.,  Kanata,  ON
    • Michael Willmets
      Executive Director,  NASTT,  Liverpool,  NY

    Category:
    • Utility and Public Right-of-Way

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    This session describes how the City of Alexandria has used EnvisionTM, the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s (ISI) recently-released infrastructure rating system, to evaluate its progress in adopting its "Eco-City Charter" to make the city more sustainable and promote environmentally-conscious policies.

    Room :  303B

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Implement envisionTM, the new infrastructure sustainability rating system, for project assessments.
    2. Evaluate the sustainability of a project and identify areas for improvement and share results.
    3. Determine the applicability and benefits of using the new infrastructure sustainability rating system.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Kenneth M. Eyre, PE
      ASSOCIATE,  Greeley and Hansen,  Alexandria,  VA

    Category:
    • Environment/Sustainability

    Explore the process and results experienced by the public works department of St. Charles, Missouri, in using the Project Management Body of Knowledge (OMBOK) as the basis for developing its DIY Project Management System.

    Room :  303A

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Translate St. Charles' use of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) areas to any public works project.
    2. Identify tools and techniques that can improve project management in your organization.
    3. Implement elements of a formal project management system that improve the cost, timeliness, and quality of public works projects.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Kevin N. Corwin
      City Engineer,  City of St. Charles,  Saint Charles,  MO

    Category:
    • Management

    Sponsored by the APWA Small Cities Rural Communities Committee Do you have questions about federal programs and how they impact you? Looking for solutions to existing issues? Where can you find help with these questions? Members of the Small Cities/Rural Communities Committee will be sharing topics presented at the Town Hall Meeting held on Tuesday morning and offering their input and seeking your suggestions for programs for the coming year. Be part of the solution!

    Room :  207C

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss current topics of greatest interest to members from the Small Cities/Rural Communities Committee.
    2. Find solutions to your problems through the group discussion offered in this session.
    3. Identify opportunities provided through the Small Cities/Rural Communities Committee.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Scott J. Brandmeier
      Director of Public Works,  Village of Fox Point,  Brown Deer,  WI
    • Don Bruey
      Retired Director of Public Works,  Ogden,  UT
    • Andy Haney
      Director of Public Works,  Ottawa,  KS

    Category:
    • Water / Waste Water

    Learn more about the APWA Jennings Randolph Fellowship program and the international study opportunities that the JR program supports. 2011 Jennings Randolph Fellowship program participants who studied in Mexico and Australia will share experiences, both cultural and professional, and provide “JR seasoned traveler” tips from application process to completing a successful study tour. This is an excellent “workshop” for potential JR Fellow applicants!

    Room :  303D

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Assess the merits of an international study tour as a Jennings Randolph Fellow.
    2. Develop a Jennings Randolph study tour plan, budget, and goals.
    3. Discover how the Jennings Randolph participants benefited from their study tours.


    SPEAKERS:
    • Greg P. Chartier, P Eng, MSC
      INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT,  Greg Chartier Consulting,  Saskatoon,  SK
    • Dan J. Hartman, PWLF
      Director of Public Works,  City of Golden,  Golden,  CO
    • Tyler Palmer
      Division Manager,  City of Moscow,  Moscow,  ID

    Category:
    • Career and Personal Development