http://wearepublicworks.org/ WeArePublicWorks is the premier social network connecting the public works community. We encourage all public works professionals to share your thoughts through a blog, upload a video that would be beneficial to others in the industry, share pictures of what you are doing in your community, or just connect with your fellow colleagues. This site should not be used to advertise, promote, sell, or trade any position, product, or service.
A TON of educational and social events coming up soon!! Be sure to check our EVENTS page for "all the latest". As information and registration forms become available they will be posted in our DOCUMENTS. Both EVENTS and DOCUMENTS (point to RESOURCES, then click DOCUMENTS) are drop-downs on the green bar. May 10. May 22. June 2. June 6. June 13. July 12. August 15. Whew!!
In an effort to increase attendance at their Annual Picnic in June, the York Branch recently decided to drop guest fees for the event.....HOWEVER, please bring TWO non-perishable items for donation to the Food Pantry. See details on the Event page!
The Chapter Strategic Planning Committee met recently and mapped out a mission plan for the next three years. The aggressive, yet obtainable plan is now approved by both our National and Chapter organizations as the goals for our Chapter. Please take time to read the plan and work with Branch and Chapter members as we strive to achieve its goals. This is YOUR Chapter and all of us will work together to make our Chapter the best it can be!! The plan can be found by pointing your cursor on the green bar "Resources", then click "Documents" to see the plan pdf file. As always contact any Chapter Board member to discuss your ideas to assist us in meeting our goals.
In the spirit of the friendship between Statesmen John Adams and Ben Franklin, municipalities from the counties of Adams and Franklin met April 18th at Hoss's Restaurant near Gettysburg. The group numbered more than 50 and discussed a wide range of topics during the spirited lunchtime gathering. APWA Chapter Past President and current Public Works Director for York City Jim Gross presided over the meeting. Current APWA Chapter President Harold Bowers was in attendance and discussed the Chapter's history of starting county Branches as well as National and Chapter activities. Mr. Bowers and Mr. Gross both encouraged the attendees to consider becoming a leader of this two-county organization. Mr. Bowers offered the Chapter's assistance in any way to a person or persons who step forward to lead. Har [ ... ]
You're not alone. When you're faced with difficult questions concerning your community's public infrastructure and need answers quickly, you can now have access to the most knowledgeable people in the industry. Through its infoNOW communities, APWA connects you to the most highly educated public works professionals who have experience in the areas you have questions about. What are infoNOW communities? APWA's infoNOW communities are email networks consisting of public works professionals (based on subject area) who share questions, answers and real-life experiences. The best part of it is, as a member of National APWA, this network of professionals is at your fingertips for no additional cost. Subscribe to one or all, it's up to you. http://www.apwa.net/infonow/about
Friend us on facebook! Central PA Apwa Thanks much to Chapter Board Member Tom Clark putting the Chapter onto social media. Our National APWA has accounts with Twitter: @APWATWEETS and facebook: AmericanPublicWorksAssociation
Our Spring Newsletter is available for viewing by pointing your curser to the "Resources" tab on the green bar; then click on "Newsletters" for the document. Your Chapter is active and exists to serve you, the members, in your profession. To grow our membership, download and share this newsletter with folks who would benefit from participation. Don't forget for first time APWA members, National membership is only $85 for the first year!
The Members' Library is FREE to National APWA members and offers a wide variety of educational programs and videos, e-books and recorded Congress sessions. These resources offer you and your staff—convenient access to an array of public works topics: from leadership and management issues to transportation, from winter maintenance to engineering and technology, from emergency management to sustainability, and a score of other topics, with new programs added often. Learn How to Find the Library on apwa website. Watch This Short Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6lvw6pddpo&feature=youtube_gdata_player
http://www.apwa.net/membership/Never-Been-a-Member What can you do with an APWA membership? • Tap into the knowledge and experience of more than 28,500 people in public works/infrastructure •Get connections to hundreds of corporations that provide products or services for public works • Receive top notch educational opportunities—online and live training is available—discounted prices for members •Earn CEUs or PDHs • Get member-only pricing on purchases of industry-related books, videos, public outreach tools, and other materials • Discover the best practices in the public works industry through personal certification programs and accreditation programs for public agencies • Participate as a member at the local chap [ ... ]
PennDOT's Bureau of Planning and Research (BPR) https://www.dot7.state.pa.us/LTAP/ This website was developed to provide LTAP customers quick access to LTAP services and data. PennDOT managers can review and assign request for LTAP services and generate reports summarizing LTAP data. The general public can register as an LTAP user in order to take full advantage of the interactive benefits of the site, including: •Registering for scheduled training sessions online •View, track, and manage class schedules quickly and easily online •Request technical assistance from LTAP's technology transfer specialists •Request a new class session to be held in a specific geographic area
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Welcome to all members and friends of the American Public Works Association, Central Pennsylvania Chapter. As my 2013 Chapter presidential term proceeds I am looking forward to working with all of you to establish a productive, relevant Chapter. This process appears to be incorporating a rigorous 2013 agenda beginning with the updating of our Strategic Plan at a spring retreat. Specific Chapter goals include the promotion of APWA through community involvement, member/community education and career skills certification. Reaching out to the community will be initiated through food bank collections, blood donation sponsoring and media participation. Member and community education will be accomplished by advertising APWA resources and member benefits. The APWA professional and career certification program not only provides for individual enrichment, but [ ... ]
The 2013-2014 Central Chapter Membership Directory is now available. Go to your Branch meeting and get your copy! Packed full of information about our Members and our Chapter.