APWA AZ Newsletter 2018 June
|NEWSLETTER June 2018|
June 20, 2018
June 20, 2018
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As many of you are aware we have moved to a Fiscal Year, June is now the end of the year for the APWA Chapter. The new board will be sworn in at the June Luncheon and officially takes office July 1st. This also ends my term as Chapter President, as Greg Smith will now take the gavel. I will remain involved for the next year as Past President in a limited role.
I have gained so much during my years on the APWA Board, and have come to know so many of our members. I want to thank everyone I have had the opportunity to work with. It is because of the continuing commitment of our many volunteers we have accomplished goals over the past two years that we set out to reach in our annual strategic plans. The dedication of our committees is amazing! And what I will cherish most is the lasting relationships I have had the pleasure to cultivate.
I am encouraged by our leadership on the board and know that our chapter is sustainable and growing. If you have time to get involved on any of our committees, I highly recommend it. What you gain is much more than what you give.
Thank you for support over the past two years and allowing me to serve as President, it has been an honor.
I want to announce our SUMMER SPECIAL Membership Drive. If you sign up as a New Member prior to August 31st you will receive the next three Monthly Membership Meeting Luncheons at NO COST. Yep, Complimentary Registration for the Sept, Oct & Nov monthly meetings. If you have never been a member before, please click here for Membership Application with a special Half Price Dues for the first year. You can also fill out your Member Application on line at www.APWA.net.
APWA June Luncheon
The conference is less than two months away! We have an exciting program planned and you don't want to miss out on the networking, education, and fun. Schedule, registration, sponsorship, exhibitor, keynote speaker, food, fun night, and hotel information is all on the website so check it out now. www.azapwaconference.com.
Sponsorships and exhibit hall booth spaces are still available, but filling up fast, so sign up today to take advantage of this opportunity to support the Arizona Chapter of APWA and promote your firm at this high-profile industry event.
Special thanks to those firms that have already registered as sponsors and exhibitors:
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to:
Who's Who in Public Works
Name: David S. Fabiano, PE, PWLF
Committee Spotlight – Membership Committee
The membership committee includes the following members:
Jenny Bixby, AECOM (Chair)
The committee meets via conference call – first Wednesday of the month @ 10:00am
What to expect from the committee
How can you contribute?
Want to join the Membership Committee?
APWA Zoo Horticulture Volunteer Project
On Saturday, May 12th, a small but mighty group of APWA volunteers had some muddy fun clearing out a portion of a tiny stream near the camel enclosure. Under the direction of two zoo employees, we met at the relatively new Volunteer Center (which we learned has geothermal cooling) and were “carted” to our project. The stream was overgrown with vegetation and filled with palm fronds. Some in the group donned wellies, some wrestled palm fronds into a cart, and others took up rakes. A break was called at one point by the camel keeper to allow the camels to be undisturbed by us while they ate. The whole project took about two hours, and the now free-running stream was immediately occupied by two ducks, which had observed us and commented on our work the entire time.
2017 PWX Wrap Up - Orlando
David Fabiano – Town Engineer, Gilbert
Orlando – PWX in Orlando in 2017 was a special occasion for me. I had the privilege and honor of being nominated and recognized as a Top Ten Public Works Leader in 2017. PWX is where the association recognizes all ten individuals. Getting to meet them all in person was humbling. One thing that I found in common with all was that each of us felt a large part of us being recognized had to do with those who we worked with and for through our careers. We were standing there in proxy for hundreds and even thousands of others who helped us to be successful in our endeavors.
PWX has been a working event for me for many years. At PWX each year the Council of Chapters (formerly the House of Delegates) meets to council on the interests and business of APWA. Serving as the Delegate for the Arizona Chapter and previously as the Alternate Delegate, PWX is a time when I am busy learning about best practices, trends emerging issues that public works professionals are working on all around the country. At each PWX I come away with new connections and ideas to bring back to my daily duties at the Town of Gilbert. On the Exhibit floor visiting with the hundreds of vendors, in the education sessions listening to experts from around the country, in the general sessions hearing from different speakers, in the hallways meeting with my peers, there are so many places to find knowledge.
If you have never had the opportunity to participate in the national APWA conference, I hope that you will consider putting it on your to do list. PWX is in Kansas City in 2018 and in Seattle in 2019. It opens on Sunday and runs through Wednesday mid-day. There is so much to learn and experience and I encourage every public works professional to attend.
Top Ten reasons to attend APWA PWX August 26-29, 2018
10 PXW draws thousands of PW Professionals to mingle with & build lasting relationships
Vote Now for National Board of Directors!
Voting for APWA’s national Board of Directors is open through June19. Simply login to the national website and you’ll be automatically provided with voting options. Or you can visit the APWA Vote Now page and choose “Vote Online.” You’ll be asked to log in and will be given appropriate voting options.
W.E. O’Neil Construction Company of Arizona Names Jed Heuberger as Senior Project Manager
Tucson, Arizona, May, 2018 – W.E. O’Neil is pleased to announce the addition of Jed Heuberger to our team of construction professionals. Jed will serve in the role of Senior Project Manager in our Tucson office.
Jed brings 15 years of experience in the local construction market. During his professional career, he has served in the roles of Project Manager, Preconstruction Director and Senior Project Manager. Jed’s background includes all types of construction, with experience in the Hospitality, Healthcare and Education markets. He is an active participant in the building industry with his involvement in the ABA Young Builders Council, and serving as a course instructor for the AGC PMDP.
W.E. O’Neil Construction Company of Arizona Hires Intern Zach Sahlberg as Project Engineer
Tucson, Arizona, May, 2018 – W.E. O’Neil is pleased to announce that Zach Sahlberg has accepted a full-time position after completing his internship. Zach will serve in the role of Project Engineer in our Tucson office.
Public Works Job Opportunities
The City of Mesa Engineering Department is seeking to fill an Engineering Technician II position.
This position functions at full performance regarding Civil 3D and other Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) assignments. An employee in this class continues to build their engineering design experience, understanding, and capabilities. Responsibilities include drafting and design of utility projects, public works projects including; sanitary sewers, storm drains, street improvements, retention basins, site improvements, public water, and other underground utility lines, etc., and other related tasks. Additionally, this class will be responsible for various aspects of Civil 3D modeling which may include; establishing alignments, surface modeling and development, profile and style template creation, survey point generation, and illustration of other Civil 3D elements.
Buckeye Public Works Week