Open Letter to the 2014 Northern California Chapter Conference
Attendees, Exhibitors and Volunteers
As the co-chair for the conference this year I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all those who helped with with our conference, held on November 5th and 6th. Putting together an event of this magnitude requires a lot of behind the scenes work, the planning starts in January and lasts all the way through the conference in November. A special thank you to April Malvino of BKF Engineers and Victor Venuta of Basalite Concrete Products for organizing all the delicious food, breakfast, lunch and everything in between. Thank you to Russ Eberwein of the County of Marin, who made the trek out every month to our planning meetings, Edric Kwan of the Town of Moraga for planning the bowling event, Carrie Ricci of Contra Costa County for providing space for our monthly meetings and showing up at 6 am each day of the conference to help out. Bob Guletz of Harris and Scott Dmytrow of Telfer Oil for helping with the exhibitors and giving me such a hard time! There are many others that had a hand in putting together this conference, Tracy Bartlett of NCE, Pattie McNamee of Quincy, Jane Caffey, Raewyn Butcher of Ghirardelli, Art Lake of Lake Traffic and many others, Thank you! Thank you! We had our largest attendance at the City of Richmond facilities and it is all because of your hard work.
Thank you to our exhibitors for coming and showing your product and services and thank you to our 500 plus attendees, who over two days took in 32 classes.
Finally I want to thank my co-chair Frank Kennedy and our chapter administrator Gigi MacTaggart who dedicated an entire year to making this event so successful. Thank you!
This was my second and final year as the co-chair for the conference; I leave it now in the good hands of next year’s co-chairs Frank Kennedy and David Ferguson, good luck and thank you for the opportunity to serve the organization.
2014 Conference Co-Chair
PS Check back soon for pictures and video of the event
The American Public Works Association (APWA) is an international educational and professional association of public agencies, private sector companies and individuals dedicated to providing hig h quality public works goods and services.
Chartered in 1937, APWA is the largest and oldest organization of its kind in the world with over 28,000 members. The Association currently consists of 67 Chapters throughout North America of which the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER is one.
The NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER covers eleven counties in northwest California. San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte, plus northern San Mateo.
Formed in 1947, the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER was the first APWA Chapter "west of the Mississippi."
We typically meet the fourth Thursday of the month and are always looking for volunteers. Please check our events page for upcoming luncheons.
What We Do:
- Monthly lunch meetings (except July and August)
- Guest speakers on timely topics
- Annual public works agency internships (Summer)
- Educational seminars and satellite video teleconferences
- Technical field trip
- E-Blast and Website Updating with listings of seminars and jobs available
- Annual awards program recognizing people, projects and contractors in Public Works (February)
- National Public Works Week activities (May)
- Holiday Party with East Bay Municipal Engineers (December)
- Joint meetings with other associations (ASCE, SAME, EBME, MSA)
- Committee activities (technical and non-technical)
- Northern California Public Works Conference -annual 2 day seminar on repair and maintenance in Public Works (November)
- Scholarship Fundraising Golf Tournament (July)
See our Annual Report prepared by Joubin Pakpour, Chapter Delegate 2014
(Stay tuned for Update)
2014 Internship Program
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