The APWA Mission
The American Public Works Association (APWA) mission statement is:
“The American Public Works Association exists to develop and support the people, agencies, and organizations that plan, build, maintain, and improve our communities. Working together, APWA and its membership contribute to a higher and sustainable quality of life.”
For an organization based upon the efforts of volunteers, that’s a MISSION. I regularly witness the AZ chapter volunteers working tirelessly on committees, programs, conventions, and philanthropic activities. I admire their dedication and wonder what motivates people to volunteer. It prompted me to do a little research into what really does make volunteers continue to help others.
Here is what I found: Many believe individualism is rampant in the US today and that people are more concerned about themselves, what they want, or that it is done their way. In this age of instant communication, it is virtually impossible to believe that the path to individual happiness is through insulating and or isolating yourself from the outside world. I am grateful the APWA volunteers in Arizona and across the nation choose servant leadership versus individualism for our communities making our country a much better place to live in.
There are any number of examples of people doing good, including Doctors Without Borders, whose mission statement is: We unite direct medical care with a commitment to bearing witness and speaking out against the underlying causes of suffering. Powerful messages highlighting violations of humanitarian law on behalf of populations who have no voice. It just goes to show that we all can make a difference both individually and collectively.
But the greatest example is Mother Teresa, the epitome of one person self-sacrificing for others her entire life. One of my favorite quotes from her is “In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love. It is not the magnitude of your actions, but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.”
Making time to help others creates opportunities for us to foster new relationships, learn the value of self-sacrifice, and opens our hearts and minds to see the beauty in everyone, while improving our community.
Please consider service to any organization involved in improving the world around us. No matter how large or small your contribution may be, it is always appreciated. Whether you are just beginning to venture into volunteering at your work, home, or community, you are certain to reap the benefits of sharing a part of yourself and your talents with others.
AZAPWA has great service opportunities (committees, convention, programs, service projects, & training), its goals and mission are worthy of your consideration as a starting place for you to get involved. Please consider joining us today, all are welcome. There are never any regrets when you extend the hand of service to others.
APWA AZ CHAPTER PRESIDENT
APWA February Virtual Program
January 19, 2022
Topic: Annual Legislative Report & DC Update
Speakers: Kevin Adam, Rural Transportation Advocacy Council & Andrea Eales, APWA
PWI Module One
April 19-21, 2022
APWA Statewide Conference
August 3-5, 2022
Pulice Construction Inc
Town of Payson
New Member Spotlight
Be the next new APWA member to be featured! This is a great opportunity to introduce yourself and to make new connections with potential clients and customers.
All it takes is to reach out to Suzanne Ledy at 480-644-3808 or Suzanne.email@example.com.
Who's Who in Public Works
If you work in Public Works and are interested in being spotlighted in our “Who’s Who in Public Works” Section, please contact Trace Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Click, Listen & Learn Webinars & Talking Top Tech Webinars
February 22, 2022 – Construction Inspection Workshop
February 24, 2002 – Using Technology and Data to Manage Storm Events (CL&L)
March 2, 2022 - SC/RC Perspective on Solid Waste Management
March 22, 2022 – Accreditation Open Forum Series – Get Ready For Accreditation
March 31, 2022 – Effective Strategies for Solid Waste & Recycling Collection (CL&L)
Find these and other opportunities on the APWA CALENDAR.
Public Works Job Opportunities
This section allows agencies to advertise their open positions. Please provide your advertisement and/or link to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, check out the APWA Work Zone site! Job openings on the site may be sorted by key word and location.
City of Avondale
Equipment Operator – Solid Waste
Right-of-Way Management Coordinator
Senior Building Permit Technician
City of Buckeye
Administrative Assistant – Development Services
Budget Analyst - Finance
Building Inspector II & III
Civil Engineer, Senior (Survey)
Construction Inspector I (contract)
Economic Development Business Manager
Instrumentation & Controls Supervisor
Permit Technician I & II
Plans Examiner I & II
Sr. Civil Engineer (Water-wastewater)
Traffic Signal Technician II
Wastewater Treatment Supervisor
Water Resources Maintenance Mechanic
Water Resources Operations Manager
Water Resources Operators I & II
City of Chandler
Sr. Applications Support Engineer (IT Sr. Programmer/Analyst)
Street Specialist – CDL (Concrete)
Water Plant Operator II
Town of Gilbert
Engineering Inspector I & II
Plans Examiner II – Building/Fire
Solid Waste Operator I
Street Maintenance Worker I
Utility Worker I & II (Water Distribution/Wastewater)
City of Glendale
Business Intelligence Developer
Budget & Performance Analyst
Civil Engineer, Sr - Water Svcs
Contract Analyst – Finance
Contracts Program Manager – Budget & Finance
Development Services Representative
Manager, Water Services SCADA System
Planning Project Manager, Sr.
Remote Facilities Technician – Water Services
SCADA System Administrator – Water Services Dept.
Supervisor, Water Facilities – Water Treatment
Traffic Operations Electronic Technician
Traffic Signal Technician
Transportation Education Program Manager
Transportation Program Manager – Transit Planning
Water Services Plant Operator
Water Plant Operator, Sr.
City of Goodyear
Asset Reliability & Security Superintendent
Building Inspector I/II
Building Inspector III
Construction Inspector II
Deputy Building Official
Plans Examiner – Development Services
Senior Project Manager
Sr. Infrastructure Engineer
Town of Marana
Assistant Building Official
Assistant to the Town Manager
Building Inspector I
CIP Engineering Division Manager
Deputy Town Clerk
Development Services Technician – Bilingual
Judicial Branch Facilities Division Director
Quality Assurance Coordinator
City of Mesa
Construction Inspector I
Electrical Controls Specialist I/II
Energy Resources Gas System Administrator
Equipment Mechanic I & II
Facilities Equipment Tech II – HVAC
Facilities Equipment Tech I/II – Plumbing
Facilities Equipment Tech II – Electrician
Real Estate Services Specialist I/II
Senior Civil Engineer
Streetlight Technician I
Water Plant Maintenance Specialist III – Water Supply
Water Quality Supervisor
Water Resources Operator II
Water Resources Plant Supervisor – Maintenance
Water Treatment/Reclamation Plant Operator/Maint. Intern
City of Peoria
Business Development Analyst
CI Project Manager I
Civil Engineer (Water/Wastewater)
Facilities Operations Technician
Lead SCADA Instrumentation Control Specialist
Plans Examiner I/II
Solid Waste Equipment Operator
Street Maintenance Worker
Traffic Engineer/Transportation Planning Engineer
Utility Plant Operator I -Greenway
Utility Plant Operator II (Butler)
Utility System Operator I – Water Production
Water Resources Policy Analyst
Town of Pinetop/Lakeside
Public Works Maintenance Worker – Facilities Division
Public Works Maintenance Worker – Parks Division
City of Prescott
Maintenance Specialist – Facilities
Utility Worker – Wastewater Collection
Water Operator – Water Operations
City of Scottsdale
Maintenance Worker at WestWorld of Scottsdale
Maintenance Technician - CDL
Solid Waste Equipment Operator I, II, III
Wastewater Collections Manager
Wastewater Treatment Manager
Water Service Worker II & IV – Water Distribution
City of Surprise
Service Worker - Utilities
Traffic Control Coordinator
City of Tempe
Building Equipment Technician II
Environmental Quality Specialist
Facility Maintenance Supervisor
Plan Check Engineer I/II
Plant Operator+ (SBP)
Senior Civil Engineer
Sr. Code Inspector Specialist
Solid Waste Equipment Operator I/II
Street Maintenance Equipment Operator I/II
Transportation Lead – Signing & Striping
Transportation Worker I/II
Utility Services Technician I/II+ (SBP)
City of Tucson
Civil Engineer – Tucson Water
Code Inspector (Environmental & General Svcs. Dept.
Director of Transportation
Director of Water
Economic Development Specialist
Environmental Services Administrator
Senior Fleet Services Technician
Senior Heavy Equipment Mechanic
City of Yuma
Senior Equipment Mechanic
Sr. Planner (Transportation/GIS)
Water Treatment Plant Operator III
Adopt a Street Cleanup Held on January 15, 2022.
APWA Arizona has adopted Olney Avenue between 19th and 7th Avenues as part of the City of Phoenix’s Adopt a Street program. Chapter members volunteer to pick up trash and debris in the right of way along the street on a quarterly basis. It’s a great opportunity to get outside, meet new people and serve our community. The next Adopt a Street cleanup date will be announced soon.
Pinal County Attorney's Office Building
In January, County officials cut the ribbon on the new County Attorney Building, located alongside the Pinal County Superior Court at the Justice complex in Florence.
The 60,000 square foot, state-of-the-art building took 18 months to construct at a cost of $22 million and will house 150 staff from the County Attorney's Criminal Prosecution division, Administration, and Victim Advocates team. The steel structure contains curtain walls on two sides and architectural metal panels and keyhole windows with vertical perforated shade fins on the other two sides.
Rider Levett Bucknall is the Owner’s Rep, DLR Architects is the designer, and FCI Constructors, Inc. built this new facility.
Hear from Pinal County Attorney Kent Volkmer and Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Jeffrey McClure on the importance of the new building in the video below.
APWA Statewide Conference Call for Abstracts
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