2013 - 2015 Committee Chair - Tyler Smith (Graef/ Madison)2014 Awards – Accepting Applications Now through January 31, 2014Do you have an exceptional Professional Manager, a talented Young Leader, or a distinguished Public Works Leader in your professional network? How about an outstanding individual within your community who can be nominated for the Wisconsin Chapter awards? And let's not forget those award-winning public works projects all across the State of Wisconsin! APWA National and the Wisconsin Chapter may not know about them, unless you send in a nomination!Awards nominations are accepted from chapters, public agencies, private corporations, APWA's general membership and even the general public. Supporting documents and application forms are available below. Here is further information on the APWA National and Wisconsin Chapter award program types and criter ... Read More
The Communications Committee was started in 2010 to combined several chapter functions related to communications, including chapter-wide emails, use of the chapter website and social media applications, web conferencing capability and general overview of the newsletter program. The committee chair is Jeff Mazanec . Organizing members are shown on the right. In addition, several chapter members serving as technical committee chairs or designees serve as "de facto" members of the Communications Committee to maintain their respective committee web pages on the chapter's website. For contact information on specific communications issues, see: Newsletter - The chapter Past President is responsible for review of the Chapter newsletter content. This is currently Mike Dailey. The newsletter publisher is Cavanaugh Interactive and is responsible for soliciting articles for the ne ... Read More
The Conference Program Committee works with the host of each fall and spring confernce to pull together program topics and speakers. The Conference Program Committee also works with the Chapter's varoius technical committess for conference program ideas, topics and speakers. The committee changes each year as it is composed of these four Chapter Officers:President-Elect and Conference Program Chair Carl Weber (City of Janesville)Vice President Ryan Amtmann (Ruekert & Mielke)Director James Hessling (Village of Cottage Grove)Director Scott Solverson (HNTB)Future Conference Dates and Locations2014 Fall Conference (Lake Lawn/ Delavan) - Host Committee Chair - Mike Lemens, City of Kenosha2014 Summer Event - (___), Sussex) - Event Chair Eric Dundee, City of Madison2014 Spring Conference (Milwaukee) - Host Committee Chair - ... Read More
Committee Chair: Scott Solverson - 2013 (AECOM)Diversitiy Committee meetings are held as hosted conference calls bi-monthly at 7:30 a.m. on the first Thursday of the month. Meeting dates for 2012 and 2013 are:August 2, 2012Oct 4, 2012Dec 6, 2013Feb 7, 2013April 4, 2013June 6, 2013Aug 1, 2013Oct 3, 2013Dec 5, 2013To participate in the meeting via teleconference.dial 1 (866) 692-3582 and enter participant code 6084285.
The Education and Scholarship Committee chair is currently Brett Hebert, City of Beloit. (2014)APWA Wisconsin Chapter Scholarship InformationThe current WI Chapter Scholarship Program was created as a method to promote the public works profession to undergraduate students throughout the state. This program is for Junior and Senior students enrolled in a full time program seeking a degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Public Administration, Public Works Management or a related field. The annual award is $1,000.To be eligible for consideration, the applicant must: • Be a full time undergraduate student who, at the time of application, has attained a Junior or Senior status in an accredited program and is seeking a degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Public Administration, Public Works Manageme ... Read More
2010 - 2012 Committee Chair: Bruce Slagoski (City of Beloit)CRITICAL TOPIC: Mutual Assistance AgreementFor the last two years the Wisconsin APWA Emergency Management Committee has been working on a Mutual Assistance Agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs. At the end of last year Governor Doyle signed the agreement and the State of Wisconsin now has a “Statewide Mutual Assistance Agreement”. I have attached the agreement, and the statutory authority for your review, it should be noted that this agreement does not supersede any agreement that you might have, it can only complement it. The Wisconsin chapter for Emergency Management Committee is now looking for a representative from the six emergency management regions to communicate with the other public works in there area about the agreement. It is our goal to have the six individuals assigned and ... Read More
2012 - 2014 Committee Chair: John Burgan (Arnold & O'Sheridan)Agenda for meeting at Spring 2013 conference in La Crosse:Engineering & Technology Agenda - May 9, 2013Past Meeting Minutes are below. Check the Events listing for upcoming committee meetings!
The Wisconsin Chapter Executive Committee is responsible for leading the chapter. Its membership includes chapter officers and the chairs of all the other technical and standing committees. Only chapter officers are voting members of the Executive Committee, and include these positions, with the 2013 officers shown:President Paul Woodard - City of FitchburgPresident-Elect John Edlebeck (2014) - City of WaupacaVice President Carl Wantoch (2015) - City of MilwaukeeDirector 2016 Ryan Amtmann - Ruekert & MielkeDirector 2016 James Hesslng - City of Cottage GroveSecretary Mary Dzienwiontkoski - City of MilwaukeeTreasurer Carl Weber - City of JanesvilleHouse-of-Delegates Representative Brian Amundson - City of Eau ClaireHouse-of-Delegates Alternate Representative Mike Dailey - City of MadisonPast-President Mike Lemens - City of KenoshaThe Chapter's service year matc ... Read More
2013 - 2015 Committee Chair: Chris Pirlot - City of Green Bay, WICommittee web page manager - Brian GatesContact Brian with anything you want to add to the committee web page.Click on the items below for committee reports:Committee Report for July 2011
The Fleet Services committee hosts several meetings annually, many with tours of fleet related facilities and also hosts the annual Snowplow Roadeo and Exposition. The current committee chair is Dan Goeden of Milwaukee County (2013 - 2015) The 2013 Snowplow Roadeo and Exposition was held at Lambeau Field onWednesday, September 11. Final results are here:2013 Snowplow Roadeo & ExpositionFinal Results and Rankings Next meeting?
2012 - 2014 Committee Chair: Eric Dundee - City of MadisonThe primary goal of the Leadership and Management Committee is to provide direction and motivation to the membership to foster qualities of effective leadership and management within the profession. The Committee welcomes input from APWA members and community leaders.EMERGING PUBLIC WORKS LEADERS PROGRAMOne of the key initiatives that the Leadership and Management Committee is focused on is fostering interest in the Emerging Public Works Leaders Program (EPWLP). The purpose of this program is to foster the growth of new leaders within the organization. During 2013 Holly Powell, City of Fitchburg, was selected by the Chapter to participate in the Emerging Leaders Program. As Emerging Leaders Holly attended the 2013 APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition in Chica ... Read More
2013 - 2015 Committee Chair: Mike Lemens, City of KenoshaThe Wisconsin Chapter Past Presidents Committee works with Chapter leadership to provide historical perspective and their experience as a resource to current leadership.
2011 - 2014 Committee Chair Scott Brandmeier (Village of Fox Point). The Chapter's Public Relations Committee has been "re-tasked" with somewhat different goals and objectives as we have rearranged some of the Chapter's committees to better address today's needs. Look for further information here as the committee picks up its continuing responsibilities and launches new ones!CHAPTER SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIESChapter and Conference sponsorship opportunities for 2013 are described in the letter below. The Chapter is also offering a new opportunity to directly sponsor the Chapter's scholarship program, beginning in 2013. The letter provides an overview of this new program as well as details of all the Chapters sponsorship opportunities. The form is used for enrollment in the Chapter's various event and scholarship sponsorship programs.Wisconsin APWA Chapter S ... Read More
President Mike Dailey (2011) formed a social media task force to form recommendations for use of social media or networking by the Chapter. The task force was formed in early 2011 from the 2009 and 2010 emerging leaders and began working together in February, 2011. The task force produced and presented a report to the Wisconsin Chapter at the 2011 Fall Conference in Wausau, WI that resulted in formation of a LinkedIn group page for the Chapter and a Twitter account. Paul Klajbor (City of Milwaukee) is responsible for managing the LinkedIn group page. Matt Bednarski (SEH) is responsible for managing the Twitter account.
2011 - 2013 Committee Chair: Rick Eilertson (City of Fitchburg)The Solid Waste Management Committee is interested in pursuing and evaluating:(1) Manner and methods of solid waste (trash and recycling) collection including staffing and collection costs,(2) Pay as You Throw (PAYT) solid waste collection opportunities,(3) landfill operations, and(4) public education and outreach related to solid waste collection
2013 - 2015 Transportation Committee Chair is Rob Phillips, City of Madison. The Transportation Committee routinely meets during the spring and fall conferences each year and will hold teleconference meetings when needed. The Transportation Committee is interested in sharing information in regards to technology and best practices for roads, bridges, bike paths and pedestrian facilities. The Transportation Committee is interested in compiling a data base of inovative transportation project components in the area of green roads and sustainability. The data base would provide a brief summary of the project component, list a project contact and provide some rough cost data when applicable. The idea is to provide meaningful information to other transportation engineers and to begin to quantify the cost and benefits of certain project components that advance water quality and sustainability.
2011 - 2013 Committee Chair: Robert Givens (OMNNI Associates)The Water Resources Committee routinely meets during the spring and fall conferences each year. From time to time, they also hold teleconference based meetings. Click on the committee name to open up the committee page for more information on the committee's activities and access to past committee meeting minutes, presentations and related documents. The documents below include presentation files from past conferences, minutes of meetings and collateral information as referenced in meeting minutes. Recent Final Minutes: WR Minutes 2010 05 13.pdf Recent Draft Minutes: WR Minutes 2010 11 11.pdf APWA also maintains a listing of storm water utiities established in the State of Wisconsin, including the population served, ERU size where applicable and annual cost for a typical single family home. It was last updated 8/13/2013 and is available HERE.
2000 - Present Website Administrator: Jeff Mazanec (RA Smith National): firstname.lastname@example.org Website administration has been consolidated into the Communications Committtee, which was formed in 2010.The Website Administration committee is responsible for maintaining the chapter website, managing content within a website template provided and maintained by APWA's national staff.