APWA AZ Newsletter 2023 March

APWA AZ Newsletter 2023 March

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

NEWSLETTER                                                                                                                                                                      March 2023


April 13, 2023
Bowling Night
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April 18-20,2023
PWI Module Three
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April 19, 2023
APWA AZ Aril Meeting

July 26 - 28, 2023
APWA Arizona Chapter Statewide Conference
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A Month Focused on Public Works:

Public Works week is May 21-27, 2023. What is your agency planning? Whether it’s through infrastructure or first responder services, public works professionals always enhance the lives of the communities they serve. This idea is reflected in the theme "Connecting the World Through Public Works." The 2023 National Public Works Week Poster illustrates how public works connects us all. APWA National now has this poster for sale at 2023 National Public Works Week Poster (apwa.net)

We would love to highlight what your agency or firms is doing to celebrate National Public Works Week in April’s newsletter. Please reach out to Joseph Blackman at: joe@vitendo.us

Arizona and Snow…People outside of Arizona don’t think these to words go together but if you live here, you know that certain parts of our state experience snow. We have seen incredible amounts of the white stuff this year and I bet many relocated residents are wondering who told them that Arizona was the place to go if you didn’t want snow??

Just as APWA National distributed their Snow Conference brochure, Arizona received record breaking snow levels in some with the March 3rd storm. According to the National Weather Service, snowfall totals as of 4 pm Thursday, March 2 were:

31 inches: 2 miles west-southwest of downtown Flagstaff
24.5 inches: Flagstaff airport
22.5 inches: Parks
30 inches: Kachina Village
23.8 inches: Munds Park
23 inches: Williams
22 inches: Bellemont
21 inches: Doney Park
19 inches: Washington Park
16 inches: Cornville
12 inches: Summerhaven (near Tucson)
11 inches: West Sedona

For our Arizona Public Works friends that are dealing with this season of white, the 2023 Snow Conference is being held April 16th-19th in Omaha Nebraska. The 2023 Snow Conference has it all, from expert-led snow and ice education sessions to an exhibit floor full of vendors excited to show you the latest winter maintenance solutions for your community. register here: http://snow.apwa.net).

Please be smart and safe as your travel our beautiful state!


Sandy Schepis (Niebel)

ASCE Cornhole Tournament
April 1, 2023

Bowling Night
April 13, 2023
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Public Works Institute Module Three

April - 18-20, 2023
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Instructors are needed.  Please contact Wendy Springborn, wendy.springborn@surpriseaz.gov.

APWA AZ April Meeting
April 19, 2023

APWA Statewide Conference

July 26-28, 2023
More Info

New Members

Paul Burton Town of Sahuarita
Mr. Ralph DominguezSenior Civil Engineering TechnicianTown of Oro Valley
Terry Ellicott Gila County Az.
Mr. Mike Fossett KEAR Civil Corp
Adam Ledesma Pinal County
Carmel Patterson KEAR Civil Corp
Scott Sayles WSP
Joseph Schroeder N/A
Mr. Matt Smith KEAR Civil Corp
Greg ThulFacilities SuperintendentCity of Phoenix

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
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Click, Listen & Learn Webinars & Talking Top Tech Webinars

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

Construction Inspection Workshop (March 2023)
When: March 21, 2023

Solid Waste Summit 2023
When: March 22, 2023

Facilities & Grounds Management Certificate (April 2023)
When: April 04, 2023

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. 

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Kaeli's Sustainability Tip of the Month:

Young Professionals Event

On Thursday, February 16th, the Young Professionals Committee held a lunch event about the City of Phoenix’s Vision Zero Road Safety Action Plan at the City Hall. Michelle Beckley from Y2K Consulting and Reed Henry from the City of Phoenix presented to the group about the background that led to the adoption of the City of Phoenix’s Vision Zero Road Safety Action Plan, development of crash data analysis tools, identification of issues leading to higher crash rates and possible counter measures, and next steps for the City of Phoenix in its Vision Zero Road Safety Action Plan. Twelve young professionals attended the event.

Special Sponsorships

Special sponsorships are needed for both the April Bowling Event and the August Diamondbacks Game.  Contact Nicole Moon, nicole.moon@wsp.com.

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Your Arizona Chapter’s annual operations depend upon donations from our member organizations. Sponsorships pay for the resources required to provide Educational Workshops, the Public Works Leadership Institute, website support, weekly news briefs, monthly newsletters, and much more.

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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