APWA AZ Newsletter 2022 July

APWA AZ Newsletter 2022 July

Public works are the services and infrastructure required to sustain quality community life.

NEWSLETTER                                                                                                                                                                      July 2022


Jul 20, 2022
APWA July Luncheon
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Aug 3, 2022
Topgolf Tournament and Fundraiser
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August 3-5, 2022
APWA Statewide Conference
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October 17, 2022
PWI Module Two
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Welcome Video: https://youtu.be/9QfN3jz2n48

There are so many exciting things to look forward to as we begin our chapter’s new fiscal year. One that I feel is the most important is that the majority of APWA Arizona events are live and in person! I have always believed that success is determined by how much effort you put into something and APWA is no different. Whether you join APWA for its networking opportunities, to stay abreast of industry news, or associate with your public works peers, showing up and getting involved is the most beneficial approach to success.  

We are committed to serving you and providing a variety of opportunities throughout the year. As we look at future events, I encourage you to commit to attending them, and to volunteer. You won’t regret the success and satisfaction you receive in return. Here are a few of the events planned in the upcoming months:

  •     Statewide Conference - August 3-5, 2022 - Tucson, AZ
  •     PWX – August 28-31, 2022 – Charlotte, NC
  •     Monthly luncheons
  •     Diamondbacks Game – August 21, 2022. Tickets are only $10
  •     Adopt a Street – September 24, 2022
  •     Committee meetings
    •         AUCC
    •         Awards
    •         Communication
    •         Conference
    •         Diversity & Inclusion
    •         Events & Community Service
    •         Government Affairs
    •         Membership
    •         Programs
    •         Professional Development
    •         Sponsorship
    •         Sustainability
    •         Young Professionals
  •     Northern Branch meetings
  •     Southern Branch meetings

The Chapter needs you so now is a great time to get involved! Tell us what you are interested in and how much available time you have, and we will find the perfect fit for you. You can always reach out to the committee chairs directly through this contact page. 

Speaking of volunteers, I would like to take a moment to thank all of our Board and committee members for their commitment to APWA, their creative energy, and tireless efforts. I sincerely appreciate all of you and how you continue to shape the Arizona Chapter.

I am honored to be this year’s President and am here to serve you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and share your ideas to help make us an even better chapter. 


Sandy Niebel

APWA July Program
July 20, 2022
Topic: Current Water Issues an Water Rights
Speaker: Grady Gammage Jr.
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APWA Statewide Conference
August 3-5, 2022
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Baseball Game
August 21, 2022
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New Members

Travis ElliottAccount ManagerPavement Restoration Inc.
Rocio Garcia-PedrozaCity of Douglas
Jason SimmersDibble

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 Joseph Blackman, joe@vitendo.us

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 Joseph Blackman at joe@vitendo.us

Professional Development
Sign up today to continue growing your career through professional development.

Click, Listen & Learn Webinars & Talking Top Tech Webinars

APWA Educational Calendar. To register, click here: Calendar (apwa.net)

July 14th – CL&L – How Many Ways Can you Count a Bike
August 4th – CL&L – Adapting Permitting Services in a Virtual World

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 joe@vitendo.us. In addition, check out the APWA Work Zone site! Job openings on the site may be sorted by key word and location. 

View Job Opportunities

APWA Life Membership
Congratulations to Andy Goh on achieving APWA life membership!

Life Membership can be achieved in three ways:

1.  Continuous Membership for 30 years
2.  20 years of continuous membership, age 70 or above
3.  20 years of continuous membership, age 65 and fully retired from active service for which compensation is received.

Annual membership dues, and any applicable chapter dues are waived for life members. 

2022 APWA Arizona Board Installation

(L to R) Past President Donna Sullivan-Hancock, President-Elect Nancy Cole, President Sandy Niebel, Secretary Angel Cobb, Directors Kristin Peck and Corey Steele, Treasurer Stew Waller, Director Andy Goh

Missing from photo are Directors Kristina Locke, and Chris Ewell; Delegate Wendy Springborn and Alternate Delegate Casey Ambrose.

Jim Camp Wash Bridge

The Jim Camp Wash Bridge #1602 and Cottonwood Wash Bridge #1603 replacement project included the complete demolition and reconstruction of two deteriorating cast-in-place concrete slab bridges that spanned two separate washes on US-180. Both new bridge decks were cast-in-place concrete slabs sup-ported by the original H-pile piers, thus the new decks had to be supported by falsework erected from the beds of both washes. The falsework had to be erected in both washes for months, therefore the Army Corps of Engineers took particular interest in the project. 

Detailed planning, coordination and partnering took place from the very onset of the project between ADOT and Banicki to implement a falsework protection plan that would channelize wash flow around the falsework elements and through open bridge spans. The Army Corps of Engineers approved the plan and were very pleased with the level of effort and diligence ADOT and Banicki demonstrated with this matter.

This two phase project was 200 working days with a contractual start date of April 1, 2020. In order to avoid a winter shutdown and eliminate the risks associated with cold weather construction at a project el-evation of over 5,350 feet, ADOT encouraged Banicki to develop an aggressive single season construc-tion schedule that opened both lanes of traffic in their final configuration within seven months and achieve substantial completion within eight months. Banicki presented this accelerated construction schedule to ADOT during the Project Partnering Workshop in March of 2020, to which ADOT pledged to work hand in hand with Banicki to complete the project before winter for the benefit of the traveling public and to avoid a potential winter shutdown.

All bridge construction and new paving was complete by the end of September in less than six months, allowing both lanes of traffic to be opened in their final configuration in mid-October. The project received substantial completion on November 27, 2020, a tremendous accomplishment which speaks to the ex-ceptional partnership between ADOT and Banicki to enable all construction be performed to the utmost quality without any delays.


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Newsletters are published monthly and posted on the Chapter website with notification sent electronically to over more than 3,000 recipients in the Public Works field.

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