Fall Workshop & Conference

The APWA-MN Fall Workshop & Conference is held annually in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Two workshop options are offered on the first day; the conference is a two-day event focused on technical issues issues, and offers hours toward professional continuing education requirements. The chapter announces the winners of the APWA-MN Chapter Awards and Scholarship Program during the Fall Conference.

The 2019 APWA-MN Fall Conference and Workshops were held at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, November 20-22, 2019. Download the session presentations below.

Wednesday Workshop - November 20, 2019

  • Safety in Public Works: Protection Yourself, Your Coworkers and the Public - Moderator: Andy Brotzler, City of Prior Lake
  • Upcoming Training Opportunities - Moderator: Andy Brotzler, City of Prior Lake
    Mindy Carlson, Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)
  • Traffic Control and Worker Safety - Moderator: Tim Plath, City of Eagan
    Eric Tennessen, TIGER Traffic
  • Trail Maintenance Best Practices - Moderator: Steve Groen, Hennepin County
    Stewart Crosby, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

FALL CONFERENCE - November 20-22, 2019

Thursday Sessions - November 21, 2019

Do You Have What it takes to Lead in the 21st Century
Denise W. Barreto, Relationships Matter Now

Concurrent Sessions
  1. Where are We? Realities in Community Engagement - Moderator: Cristina Mlejnek, Bolton & Menk, Inc.
    Ross Bintner, MJ Lamon and Chad Millner, City of Edina
    Madeline Dahlheimer and Nicole Schmidt, Bolton & Menk, Inc.
  2. How to Lead with Five Generations in the Workplace Today - Moderator: Eric Nelson, Alliant Engineering
    Denise W. Barreto, Relationships Matter Now
  3. Forecasting Tools for Improved Flood Planning and Emergency Response - Moderator: Nina Stanley, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
    Predictive Flood Mapping Tools to Improve Emergency Response and Flood Preparedness
    Joe Waln, Barr Engineering Company

    Why Does Flooding Keep Happening? Where Stormwater Management Design and Implementation Can Go Wrong
    Eric Thompson, MSA Professional Services

    NWS Rivers and Streams Forecast Office
    Corey Loveland, Service Coordination Hydrologist
  4. Growing Grass: Empowering the People - Moderator: Jon Horn, Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc.
    Mike Marti, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
    Paul Oehme, City of Lakeville
  5. Blaine Water System: From Failure to Resiliency - Moderator: Matt Saam, City of Apple Valley
    Jon Haukaas, City of Blaine
    Michelle Stockness, Barr Engineering Company
  6. Bike Tours, Blog Posts, and Drones, Oh My! Going Beyond Traditional Construction Engagement to Make Lasting Community Connections - Moderator: Mark Kasma, Bolton & Menk, Inc.
    Emily Hyland, HDR, Inc.
    Erik Baxstrom, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  7. Operations within Public Works - Moderator: Lucas Lortie, Ramsey County Public Works
    Operation Sign Harvest
    Mark Ray and Jeff Kolb, City of Crystal
    Stephanie Revering, Crystal Police Department

    Doing More with Less: Multiuse Vehicles Within Public Works
    Tom Richter, Ramsey County Public Works
  8. Partnering to Develop Stormwater Solutions that Provide Multiple Benefits - Moderator: Jessa Trboyevich, Hennepin County Transportation Department
    Threading the Needle: Advancing Urban Flooding Solutions by Partnering Across Jurisdictional Lines
    Erin Hunker, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
    Stephanie Johnson and Lisa Goddard, City of Minneapolis Public Works

    Modernizing Aging Stormwater Infrastructure to Address Water Quality and Flood Control Goals
    Bruce Cruey, Wenck Associates, Inc.
  9. Recycling Right: How I Learned to Stop Wish-Cycling and Love the Bin - Moderator: Sue Mason, Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc.
    John Klapperich, Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation
  10. How to Proactively Manage Small Cell Technology in Your Community - Moderator: Beverly Farraher, City of St. Paul Department of Public Works
    Eriks Ludins, City of St. Paul Department of Public Works
    Dale Fomsos, Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc.

Friday Sessions - November 22, 2019

  • Connected and Automated Vehicles - Moderator: Chris Petree, City of Rochester
    Michael Kronzer and Jay Hietpas, Minnesota Department of Transportation
    Erik Minge, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
    Wayne Sandberg, Washington County
  • MnDOT Update - Moderator: April Crockett, Minnesota Department of Transportation Metro District
    Representative, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • LRRB Update/MN2050 Update - Moderator: Anna Bessel, Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities
    Asset Management: A Guide of Minnesota Local Agencies
    Mike Marti and Richard Freese, SRF Consulting Group, Inc. 
  • Network Effect: Twin Cities Transit Past, President and Future - Moderator: Mike Marti, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
    Katie Roth and Kristin Thompson, Metro Transit
    Adele Hall, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Big Data and Analytics: Moneyball in Public Works - Moderator: Mike Marti SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
    Paul Morris, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
    Brian Isaacson, Ramsey County
    Daniel Adler, Minnesota Twins Baseball

Questions?
Suzanne Butler
University of Minnesota
612-625-2391
ccapsconf3@umn.edu

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