APWA AZ Newsletter 2022 August

APWA AZ Newsletter 2022 August

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

NEWSLETTER                                                                                                                                                                      August 2022


Aug 21, 2022
Baseball Game
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Aug 24, 2022
APWA SAB Meeting
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August 30, 2022
PWX Chapter Dinner with the Texas Chapter
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September 20, 2022
Dirt Roads Workshop
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September 21, 2022
APWA September Luncheon
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October 17, 2022
PWI Module Two
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August for APWA means Conference Month:

I started writing this article just as we were getting ready for our first in-person statewide conference in more than two years. Now that the conference is over with, I can recap a little better, but we will have an entire conference review in September’s newsletter. This year’s conference was amazing!! We had 560 registered attendees, 70 exhibitors, more than 30 speakers, and a lot of fun and networking. The energy and excitement were amazing to experience! If you attended the conference, please help make next year’s even better by completing the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/73MZKJ7

At the end of August, is APWA’s National conference, PWX, in Charlotte, NC. This conference is an amazing opportunity to attend top notch sessions covering all types of public works topics while meeting attendees from around the world. Each year, a different chapter hosts the PWX conference and attendees can visit a different city. Last year’s was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Phoenix hosted this conference in 2015 and the Arizona Chapter Board is currently surveying our members to gauge interest in hosting the conference again in 2027. This would be a tremendous effort with planning, volunteering, and raising funds. The good news is that we have five years to plan and line up sponsors. Additionally, we would be providing an opportunity for so many to attend this National conference that may not be able to otherwise. We would appreciate hearing from you so we can continue evaluating whether or not we should host PWX. Please let us know if you feel we should host the conference; if you would be willing to volunteer, or if you would be willing to contribute through a sponsorship. You may email your comments to: Donna Hancock Donna_Hancock@tempe.gov; or Corey Steele Cory.Steele@strand.com.

Speaking of events, don’t forget that we are getting together August 21st for a Diamondbacks Game. Tickets are only $10!! Register to attend here: http://arizona.apwa.net/EventDetails?id=29488

I hope you are all having a safe summer!


Sandy Niebel

Baseball Game
August 21, 2022
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APWA SAB Meeting

August 24, 2022
Topic: Traffic Signal Operation in the Region
Speakers: Jay Gomes (ADOT), Paul Burton (Town of Sahuarita), Michelle Montagnino & Robert Greene (PCDOT)
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Dirt Roads Workshop

September 20, 2022
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APWA September Program

September 21, 2022
Topic: 2023 Phoenix Go Bond Program of $500 Million
Speaker: Eric Froberg, PE (City of Phoenix)
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New Members

Doug BreckenridgeAirport Operations ManagerCity of Kingman Public Works
Robert FurrSolid Waste OperatorCity of Kingman Public Works
Wes PinkartAirport Operations ManagerCity of Kingman
Fred J. StevensSr. Civil EngineerYuma County DPW

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)

Winter Maintenance Supervisor Certificate (Sept22)
Fleet Operations in a Post-COVID World
Public Fleet Management Certificate (Sept22)
Calibrating Winter Operations

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

Committee Updates:

On Thursday, July 9th, the young professional committee held its quarterly luncheon at the Town of Gilbert. Casey Ambrose, from the Town of Gilbert and Chair of National APWA Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, presented to the group. The presentation focused on local and national diversity, equity, and inclusion indicatives in public works.  A free lunch from Jimmy Johns was provided to all attendees. This was the first in-person presentation for the young professionals since the start of COVID and was a success with 10 attendees. The committee is hopeful to continue to grow attendance at future events.

Congratulations! The Arizona chapter has been selected as a recipient of the Presidential Award for Chapter Excellence (PACE).  View the award letter.

Did You Know......

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co North Phoenix Semiconductor Plant.

The project is under construction on 1,129 acres of land near Interstate 17 and Loop 303 that TSMC purchased in December 2020. According to company representatives, the construction is on schedule to be operational in 2024. The project represents the largest foreign direct investment in Arizona’s history.

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