APWA National Groups and Committees

APWA offers a number of opportunities for its members to get involved at the national level by providing various groups and committees which are active throughout the year. APWA Minnesota recognizes the following members serving as committee members or Chapter liaisons on these groups and committees.

Sherri Buss, Manager, Planning Group Center for Sustainability (C4S)
(Chapter liaison)  
Purpose: The APWA Center for Sustainability (C4S) provides tools and resources to APWA members and
community leaders that allow decision-makers to implement more sustainable, economically sound, and socially
responsible long-term solutions.
Beverly Farraher, Operations Manager Diversity Committee
City of St. Paul, Minnesota  
(Committee member)  
APWA Diversity Statement: The American Public Works Association recognizes, appreciates and fosters the synergy which is created when the work environment values the differences in individuals and practices inclusiveness and open communication.
Mark Ray, Director of Public Works Emergency Management Committee
City of Crystal, Minnesota  
(Committee member)  
Committee's Mission: To provide APWA members with resources and a forum for exchanging and developing
ideas, knowledge, and technologies for minimizing the impact and consequences for disasters. It also intends
to foster recognition of public works' important role(s) in emergency management, including its strong
involvement in mitigation and recovery, as well as influencing public policies that will strengthen the ability of
government at all levels to better address disaster management.
Dave Hutton, Sr. Professional Engineer Engineering & Technology Committee
SEH Inc.  
(Chapter liaison)  

Committee’s Mission: To encourage sharing and application of knowledge about engineering and technology and advancing these practices in public works, pursuing APWA’s mission to develop and support the people, agencies, and organizations that plan, build, maintain and improve our communities.

Kevin Schlangen, Fleet Manager Fleet Services Committee
Dakota County, Minnesota  
(Committee member)  
Committee's Mission: To support APWA's role as the recognized leaders in public works by providing its
members with the resources for exchanging and developing ideas, information, skills, knowledge and technologies
for the operation, management, and maintenance of public works vehicles and equipment fleets. The committee
also recommends and advances APWA policies and positions concerning fleet operations.
Eric Seaburg, Project Engineer Young Professionals Committee
Bolton & Menk, Inc.  
(Chapter liaison)  
Committee's Mission: The Young Professionals Committee supports the APWA strategic priority to "create opportunities for engagement of students, young professionals and emerging leaders through new and positive experiences." Principal objectives of the Young Professionals Committee are to provide more educational and professional development opportunities for younger members of APWA (age 35 and younger) and to enhance the opportunities for younger members to have interaction with other members and to participate in chapter and national events. The committee is made up of nine individuals, one from each of APWA’s nine regions, and meets monthly by conference call and face-to-face each year at PWX. View the Young Professionals Committee Roster.
Dave Hutton, Sr. Professional Engineer Chapter Historian
SEH Inc.


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