The APWA Wisconsin Chapter origins have been described in a book titled the "25 Years Anniversary Handbook."
The Chapter's historical documents and records are archived, and available for viewing at the Marquette University library in Milwaukee. Contact Jim Hessling, Chair of the Chapter Historical Committee for more information!
Wisconsin Chapter Top 10 Award Winners
The Wisconsin Chapter is pleased to have, over time, a growing number of its members earn recognition among the APWA Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year. The following individuals have been recognized in the "Top 10" since 1960:
2019 2018 Paul Woodard, City of Janesville 2016 Clark Wantoch, Wisconsin Concrete Pipe Association 2014 Carl Weber, City of Janesville 2013 John Edlebeck, City of Waupaca 2012 Tom Grisa, City of Brookfield 2011 Chris Walsh, City of Beloit 2010 Brian Amundson, City of Eau Claire 2009 William Kappel, City of Wauwatosa 2006 Larry Nelson, City of Madison 1996 Jim Kaminski, City of Milwaukee 1988 David Kuemmel, City of Milwaukee 1980 Robert Brannan, Milwaukee County 1978 Gerald Schwerm, Village of Brown Deer 1977 Richard Jann, City of Eau Claire 1975 Ed Duszynski, City of Madison 1971 Roger Krempel, City of Janesville 1968 Herb Goetsch, City of Milwaukee 1965 Henry Wildschut, Milwaukee County 1960 Lloyd Knapp, City of Milwaukee
Past Conference Locations (Spring, Fall)
2019 Oshkosh (Oshkosh Convention Center), Warrens (Three Bears Resort) 2018 Green Bay (KI Center), Sturgeon Bay (Stone Harbor Resort) 2017 Madison (Monona Terrace), Wausau (Jefferson Street Inn) 2016 Stevens Point (Holiday Inn Conference Center), Janesville (Holiday Inn) 2015 Sheboygan (Blue Harbor Resort), Green Lake (Heidel House) 2014 Milwaukee (Wisconsin Center), Delavan (Lake Lawn Resort) 2013 La Crosse (La Crosse Center, Elkhart Lake (Osthoff Resort) 2012 (Snow Conference), Appleton (Paper Valley Hotel) 2011 Racine, Wausau (Jefferson Street Inn) 2010 Madison (Monona Terrace), Lake Geneva 2009 West Bend (Washington County Fairgrounds), Waupaca 2008 Sheboygan (Blue Harbor Resort), Eau Claire 2007 La Crosse (La Crosse Center), Stevens Point (Holiday Inn Conference Center) 2006 Green Bay (KI Center), Janesville 2005 Wisconsin Dells (Kalahari Resort), Milwaukee North Shore 2004 West Bend (Washington County Fairgrounds), Fond du Lac 2003 Madison (Monona Terrace), Pleasant Prairie 2002 La Crosse (La Crosse Center), Appleton (Paper Valley Hotel) 2001 Green Bay (KI Center), Eau Claire