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May 3, 2013
Second Annual Women in Local Government Legacy Conference
Please Share this with Women Managers in Your Organization Who May be Interested in Attending!
Register Today at http://tinyurl.com/2013LegacyConference
In April 2011, a group of 10 local government professionals, currently working in the public and private sector, came together and conducted a brainstorming session to begin a dialogue on women in local government in Illinois. A follow-up workshop was held in May, 2011.
The group began under the title of "The Legacy Project" - focusing on their legacy as leaders (http://www.legacyprojectnow.org/). The core questions before them centered on the following themes:
How can we help attract, mentor and retain women in local government?
How can we encourage students to pursue a career in local government management?
How can we help diversify the profession and encourage more minority representation?
The women emerged from the meetings with ideals, ideas, and action plans about their legacies- captured by the purpose statement of "Advancing Women in Local Government." Goals and programs were also discussed in detail, especially those relating to the chosen core
Share - knowledge and expertise
Mentor - women in local government
Diversify - the profession to encourage greater minority involvement
The conference will serve as a forum for learning, connecting, and advancing the knowledge that supports the collective legacy of women in local government management. For complete information visit http://www.ilcma.org/DocumentCenter/View/2203 .
SAME 6th Annual Boat and River Cruise
Join our sister organization SAME for their 6th annual boat and river cruise A Fundraiser to Benefit Veterans and Military Families
Thursday August 2nd , 7:00 9:00 p.m.
Boarding 6:45 p.m. at Chicago River Taxi dock, across from Union Station --- Complimentary Food and Beverages
Click here to download the form
June 19, 2012 - Congrats New Dad Scott!!
We just got word that Scott and Lynn Threewitt welcomed their first child into the world this morning @ 1:42 AM after a VERY long day, it started around 7:00 yesterday morning. Please join us in congratulating them. They had a baby boy Grant Byron Threewitt. Everyone is doing OK but are very tired.
April 30, 2012 - Retirements!!!!
Lots of retirements announced...
April 27, 2012
On behalf of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), APWA is soliciting volunteers to serve on the ISI Economics Committee. This committee is responsible for making the business case for sustainability and developing metrics for evaluating the economic benefits of sustainable infrastructure projects. A key role of the Committee is to develop metrics over the next eighteen months that make the case to both the public and private sector investment communities that sustainable infrastructure development is good business and economically justifiable, in addition to being socially responsible.
This is an excellent opportunity to get involved with the development of EnvisionTM , the ISI rating tool, and we encourage APWA members to volunteer.
The Economics Committee will conduct its business by conference call with some additional work outside of the calls to review materials, prepare documents, etc. Further details on the Committee and its charge will be provided by ISI and the Economics Committee Chair John Williams of Impact Infrastructure.
John Williams is Chairman and CEO of Impact Infrastructure, LLC, based in New York. Impact Infrastructure is an independent third party provider of clearing house services for the socially responsible investing community and high impact infrastructure projects. Williams also chairs the Clinton Global Initiative Infrastructure Finance Work Group, serves on the adjunct facility at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, and is a member of the Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory Board at Harvard's Graduate School of Design. Prior to founding Impact Infrastructure, LLC, Williams retired from a 25-year career at HDR including 16 years as a principal owner.
If you are interested in volunteering for this Committee, please contact Julia Anastasio at email@example.com or 202-218-6750. The first organizational conference call of the Economics Committee will occur on May 2, 2012.
April 11, 2012
Several upcoming FEMA courses currently have openings within the next 6 months. The courses and vacancies are listed below. Any public works professional would benefit from one or more of these courses. Remember, all expenses are reimbursed to your agency except salaries and meals. Please consider registering for one of these important educational opportunities. If interested, visit www.training.fema.gov for more information and registration details.
E900 IEMC/All Hazards: Preparedness & Response
6/11-14/12 1 vacancy
E901 IEMC/All Hazards: Recovery & Mitigation
7/23-26/12 28 vacancies
E915 IEMC: Homeland Security Preparedness & Response
8/20-23/12 43 vacancies
April 4, 2012
APWA joins ASCE in a legislative visit day on April 17, 2012.
Please join your public and private sector peers for a day of meeting with State Elected Officials to discuss public infrastructure. The Illinois Section of ASCE has scheduled their 5th Annual Spring Legislative Trip to Springfield. This year the event is being co-hosted by the Chicago Metro Chapter of APWA.
RSVP your interest in attending/interest in ride-sharing/suggestions for legislative issues to discuss to:
Nan Newlon, Legislative Committee Chair, Chicago Metro Chapter APWA firstname.lastname@example.org
March 9, 2012
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March 25, 2011
And the winner is.....
Kane County Division of Transportation was the winner of this year's coveted Public Works Excellence Award for the Stearns Road Bridge Corridor.
The ribbon cutting was held on December 15, 2010, with Congressman Denny Hastert and FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez heralding the project as "a new era of sustainability in transportation projects". Check out the project website at www.stearnsroad.com.
Congratulations Kane County!
March 23, 2011 Update...
Glen Andler Retires
Glen Andler, longtime Public Works Director for the Village of Mount Prospect, is retiring. Glen has been a tireless supporter of APWA Chicago Metro - having served as Chapter President, Snow Plow Roadeo Champion, pioneer in creating a Public Works Open House, and many, many other activities. He was honored by the Chapter for his service with the Robert Retondo Award, and then went on to win the coveted National Swearingen Award which recoginizes outstanding service to an APWA Chapter. Join Glen to celebrate his retirement on April 7.
Click here for the information sheet.
Who will win the Public Works Excellence Award?
Tomorrow is the much awaited announcement of the Public Works Excellence Award. It is chosen from among the Chapter Project of the Year Awardees, and is a surprise announcement at the Chapter Awards Luncheon. Check back here to see who secured this coveted award!
Past recipients include:
2004 Village of Lincolnshire North Park
2005 Kane County Brewster Creek Dam Restoration
2006 City of Lake Forest WTP Membrane Rehabilitation
2007 City of Chicago Chicago Avenue Pumping Station
2008 Village of Oak Park Oak Park Public Works Center
2009 City of Geneva Water Treatment Facility
2010 Chicago Park District Fountain of Time
February 20, 2011 Update...
Members on the move:
On the move can mean changed jobs, retired, promoted. Send us details and we will post them!