It is with great sadness that I must announce the cancellation of the APWA Wisconsin Spring Conference. With the COVID-19 impacting our lives in different ways every day, the Executive Committee knew this was the best decision. For those of you who already registered, we will issue a full refund, this includes attendees, exhibitors and conference sponsors. Look for that within the next two weeks. For those of you who made hotel reservations, please cancel them.
I wish I could tell you the exact date we will be done with this virus, but I can’t. I can tell you that you are called upon to provide essential services to the communities of Wisconsin daily in the face of many crises. APWA and its members always figure out how to get things done regardless of whether we’re dealing with computer viruses, tornadoes and floods. Now you are called upon to use your skills to get our communities through this virus. In the end, I’m sure you will, and we’ll come through it stronger than ever after we defeat this invisible enemy.
I would like to leave you on a happier note. We do have fun events planned for the summer for our members and my hope is that we will have flattened the curve enough over the next few weeks so that we can get back to business as usual. What do we have in store for you? Let’s start with salmon fishing on June 12th in Port Washington and if fishing isn’t your thing, attend our golf outing in Middleton on July 9th. Also, the Cubs-Brewers YP event is scheduled for early August. By November, we hope to be in full swing when we return to Wisconsin Rapids for our fall conference. Finally, the executive committee will be working on ways to engage our membership over the next few months. Keep an eye on the Chapter website for details.
Robert Givens, PE, PH, CFM OMNNI Associates, Inc., A Westwood Company