The APWA Fall Conference is October 15th in Kansas City. Ray Ibarra has put together a great agenda and there will be plenty of time to network with your peers. I hope to see you there. In August, I had the opportunity to attend the International APWA Conference in Chicago. There were some very interesting and timely sessions ranging from Work Order and Asset Management Systems to Storm Water Infrastructure Condition Rating Systems to Signs and Pavement Marking discussions... read more
The format of the meeting will be casual and interactive. Please enjoy this opportunity to network with colleagues, share your challenges and successes, and gather ideas, information, and energy from this professional development opportunity. APWA Members are encouraged to register and bring non-members. Registration fees are $45 per person. Registration for this event is not related to the fall League of Municipalities meeting. Registration Deadline: Noon Friday October 11th, 2013... read more
Greetings! I hope you are enjoying summer, my favorite time of the year.
I want to thank Jeff Lackey, the conference planning committee, and the City of Lawrence staff for putting on a great Spring Conference. We had a great turnout with excellent speakers and networking opportunities.
Below is a list of a few items the board has been working on:
-Scholarships: We will be reviewing how much money and how many scholarships to provide to students. The Scholarship Committee is meeting in July to discuss these issues and will be providing a recommendation for the board to consider. ... read more
APWA 2013 Kansas Chapter Dinner Annual APWA Congress
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Fulton’s on the River Restaurant
315 North LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654
Fulton’s On The River—Main Branch Front Half ... read more
This year is the Kansas Chapter’s 50th Anniversary. Help us celebrate by attending our Spring Conference in Lawrence on May 1st through the 3rd. Our Conference Planning Committee, led by Jeff Lackey have put together a great program ranging from a Magician teaching the “tricks” to great leadership to our National APWA President updating us on National issues impacting Public Works. Also, rumor has it, a toiletry bag may be the give-away to registrants…if that doesn’t entice you to join us in May, I don’t know what will.... read more
As the year comes to a close, I want to say thank you again to the members of our Kansas Chapter for helping me and the Executive Committee to have a great 2012. Some highlights and goals that were achieved in 2012 are as follows. - The chapter hosted successful Spring and Fall conferences - Two roundtables were held with one in Dodge City and one in Lawrence - Website communication was vastly improved with our new webmaster from the City of Winfield, Jerred Schmidt - Mike Fraser helped to start a Retired Professional Assistance Program with a Spring conference presentation and website location for sign ups - Our chapter activities and performance again qualified us to be recognized for PACE award at the 2012 National Congress in Anaheim, CA.... read more
Program Purpose Statement
This program is intended to provide assistance to APWA Chapter member communities. The goal is to match retired persons willing to volunteer their public works expertise with communities that request assistance. The advice and recommendations provided by volunteers in this program is in no way intended to be a substitute for professional consulting or engineering services. The opinions, advice, suggestions, work performed, and recommendations made by volunteers in no way have the endorsement of the American Public Works Association Kansas Chapter. They are the sole opinion of the retired volunteer who has offered his/her service. ... read more
I have just returned from vacation in Colorado where we left a cool mountain morning of 42 degrees en route back to the hot summer days of Kansas. I am glad that fall is just around the corner.I wanted to write a quick note to say a big “THANK YOU” to the many planners, supporters and attendees who helped make the 2012 Spring Conference and Scholarship Auction in Newton a great success.... read more