APWA AZ Newsletter 2016 November

APWA AZ Newsletter 2016 November



In this issue

President's Message
Member News
Feature Article
Industry News

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November 5, 2016
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November 8, 2016
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November 10, 2016
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November 16, 2016
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APWA October Luncheon
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December 12, 2016
Holiday Network Event & Board Installations
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It is November already and, time to look forward to the holidays. For many, we begin planning our budgets for next year. APWA strives to be your Association of choice when deciding where your membership fees are spent. Last month the APWA Chapter sent out our annual membership survey and the completed results are listed in this newsletter. Although our responses were just a small percentage of our total membership, (which is pretty normal for survey expectations) 89% stated that APWA has met their overall needs. This is one goal the board has focused on for the past year. Last year resources were spent bringing APWA’s National Congress (now PWX) to Phoenix, and this past year we re-focused on planning our programs, conference events, and community services based on member feedback. Board members and Committee Chairs participated last month in a Strategic Planning session led by Ray Dovalina, our incoming President. We are listening to our member’s requests and working to enhance our Website, Communications, Educational, and Networking opportunities for next year.  

Additionally, the survey results highlighted the low participation in committees. Many of you have commented to me during our luncheons a desire to get more involved. I encourage you to find a committee that fits your needs. Each committee has a board member assigned as a liaison with the intention of providing guidance, and board participation, if needed. We are always looking for new members to share their ideas, experience, and suggestions. The complete committee list is posted on our website. If you have any questions or just want more information about a committee please contact me anytime (Loretta.flick@cardno.com).

November is also the time to vote. You should have received your APWA Ballot to elect the 2017 Board Members. This year we have four board openings and six nominees. It is important that you take a few minutes to vote. Details regarding the candidates can be viewed here, http://arizona.apwa.net/Content/Chapters/arizona.apwa.net/file/Elections/APWA%202017%20Board%20Nominations.pdf. Remember your email ballot is exclusive to you, and cannot be forwarded to someone else. If you are a member and did not receive your ballot by email, please let Sheila know as soon as possible at Sheila@gettingitdone.org   

Please be sure to Save the Date of December 12th, 3pm at Aunt Chiladas, 7330 N. Dreamy Draw, for our Annual Holiday Party and installation of the new board. This event will take the place of our regular monthly meeting. Register online at http://arizona.apwa.net/EventDetails/10084. The cost will be $25 which includes food and prizes. 

Loretta Flick



Name and Title: Oleg B. Lysyj, P.E., Principal with Pattison Engineering

With APWA Since: August of 2016

Describe your job responsibilities: My roles with Pattison Engineering include geotechnical engineering and design, project management for construction materials testing services, business development, and I am also the safety officer.

What was your favorite project to work on in the last 10 years? One of the more interesting and challenging projects I was involved with was as part of the design services for the HOV lane widening for the SR 101 loop from Shea Road to the 202 loop in Scottsdale, Arizona.  This was done in 2013, and was a very big team effort within the company I was working for at the time, involving resources from multiple offices on a tight timeline.

Where have your travels taken you?:  I have been as far as China, Japan, England, France, and Germany.

Name one thing not many people know about you: I have a small 15-foot-long sailboat that I keep at Lake Pleasant and very much enjoy sailing.


First NameLast NameTitleCompany
GreggBacomeRoad Maintenance SupervisorSalt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community
EricDeopereFleet ServicesCity of Phoenix
JoelEmertConstruction Observer/SurveyorRick Engineering Co.
CesarGonzalezMethods & Standards AnalystCity of Phoenix
KandiKawolskyProcurement ManagerCity of Phoenix
JessicaYatesManagement AssistantCity of Phoenix
BruceBallsSecretaryB & F Contracting, Inc.
DanielFoleyProject ManagerB & F Contracting, Inc.
ThomasFoleyPresidentB & F Contracting, Inc.

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A Season of Giving
With the holidays just around the corner, there will be many opportunities for giving in our communities. We asked three member cities how they will be promoting their communities and how our members can contribute to their efforts:

City of Mesa

Great Turkey Tuesday

The City of Mesa Engineering Department is hosting its 8th Annual Great Turkey Tuesday turkey drive on November 22nd with the United Food Bank! Their goal is to collect 800 turkeys to help 800 families in need. A nice sized turkey is an inexpensive way to give to those who need it the most. If you wish to donate a turkey or turkeys, please bring them to Mesa City Plaza Building where members of the team will greet you and accept your turkeys and/or cash donations. 

Mesa City Plaza Building, 20 E. Main Street, Mesa AZ 85201 on November 22, 2016 from 6:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Find out more about the event at http://www.mesaaz.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=19791.

City of Avondale

School Spirit Holiday Food Drive

Coordinated and sponsored by the City of Avondale Neighborhood & Family Services Department and the Avondale Youth Advisory Commission, the School Spirit Holiday Food Drive supports St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance in assisting individuals and families in need. The drive goes until November 18th, and they are looking for non-perishable food donations. Contact the Community Engagement Coordinator, Donna Gardner at 623.333.2700 for drop-off locations. 

Senior Center Holiday Tamale Fundraiser

Started over 12 years ago, the Senior Center Holiday Tamale Fundraiser’s proceeds help fund programs and services offered by the Senior Center. Senior citizens, who participate in activities at the Senior Center, gather together to make the tamales that will be sold. Sales will start the first week of December for $16 a dozen.

Fire & Medical Toy Collection Drive

The Fire & Medical Department staff host an annual toy drive during the holiday season and toys are then distributed to local holiday drives to benefit the community. Toys can be dropped off at any one of Avondale’s four fire stations.

Cashion Has Heart Christmas Event

The Avondale Police Department, in collaboration with many city employees, city departments and community members, helps organize the Annual Cashion Has Heart Christmas Event. Cashion is a neighborhood in Avondale with a predominantly low-income demographic. The event on December 10th will help feed hundreds of people, and donated presents are distributed to children in the neighborhood. Toy donations can be dropped off at the Main Police Station, at the Avondale Civic Center plaza (11485 W Civic Center Drive), or call 623.333.7000 and request to speak with Lt. Mirela Borsan. 

Call 623.333.1000 or visit www.avondaleaz.gov for more information.

City of Tempe

Food for Fines

The Tempe Public Library is organizing a Food for Fines program this season. They will be collecting canned food and bags of dog food in November and December. Each canned food item clears $1 in late fees that a library card holder may have on their account. A 30 lb. bag or 30 cans of dog food will clear the entire account. You can make your donations at the Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85282.

These are just a few of the opportunities to give back to communities this holiday season. Check with your local communities for more information on how you can contribute.



Arizona Town Hall

Financing Arizona's Future

Streets, water and an educated workforce - all of these factors are essential for Arizona's future and all of these factors require government revenue. The fall Town Hall on "Financing Arizona's Future" will be held on November 13-16 at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa in Mesa, AZ. 

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