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Get to Know the APWA-MN Board

January 11, 2017

Members recognized its newly elected APWA-MN Board during the 2016 Fall Conference. Learn a little more about the new members, their involvement in the chapter, and other professional and personal details.

Amy Grothaus - Secretary/Treasurer

Employed by: Braun Intertec; 5 years.
Years active in APWA-MN: 12 years.
Past employment: GoodPointe.
Activities in APWA-MN (past and current): Director – Vendor/Contractor from 2006 to 2010; long-time member and past Chair of the Awards Committee.
Other professional accomplishments/awards/recognitions: Recipient of the Hugo G. Erickson Award in 2014.
Family: Husband, Jim; daughter, Olivia (age 11); son, Oscar (age 9); and black lab, Riggins.
Hobbies/Extra-curricular activites: Enjoy time with family and friends, going for walks, watching any type of sports (especially when my kids are playing), fishing (both open water and ice), working in my yard, and playing volleyball with my "mom" friends.

 Heidi Hamilton - Director/Vendor/Contractor

Employed by: Kraus-Anderson; 1 year
Years active in APWA-MN: 15 years.
Activities in APWA-MN (past and current): Executive Committee Director-Engineer (2007-2008); Awards Committee (early 2000s); 2016 PWX Wednesday Workshop Committee Co-Chair, and Conference Planning Committee.
Other professional accomplishments/awards/recognitions, etc.: Registered P.E.; Masters in Infrastructure Systems Engineering; served many years on ACEC regional and national awards committees, including one year as national chief judge; served on ASCE Committee on Peer Review for Public Agencies.
Family: Husband, Steve, and basset hound, Loki.
Hobbies/Extra-curricular activites: Running, kettlebells, cooking, reading, gardening, volunteering.
Is there something about you that we would find surprising?  I met my husband on the curling rink. 


Tim Plath - Director/Manager/Engineer

Employed by: City of Eagan; 12 years.
Past employment: SEH - 5 years; DLZ (Indiana) - 3 years.
Years active in APWA-MN: 12 years.
Activities in APWA-MN (past and current): Education & Training Committee (member since 2015, Vice Chair-present), attended several chapter and national conferences.
Family: Married to Karen, sons - Tyler and Matthew, and Dog - Moe.
Hobbies/Extra-curricular activites: Insititute of Transportation Engineers-North Central Section (member-2005 to present, Director-2009, Treasurer-2013); City Engineers Association of Minnesota-Traffic Safety Committee (member-2013 to present); Minnesota Manual on Traffic Control Devices Committee (member-2013 to present).‚Äč


Dan Curley - Director/Superintendent

Employed by: City of Shoreview; 28 years.
Years active in APWA-MN: 21 years.
Activities in APWA-MN (past and current): Currently, a member of the Awards Committee, past member of the Environment & Sustainability Committee.
Other professional accomplishments/awards/recognitions, etc.: I currently hold a Class B water operators certificate, a Class S-C collection systems operators certificate, and an Emergency Management Directors Certificate. I have attended the Regional Water Utility Management Institute and I was in the inaugural class of the Public Works Leadership Academy.
Family: Married for 28 years. We have three adult sons and one adult daughter, and eight grandchildren.
Hobbies/Extra-curricular activities: I enjoy working on home improvements, spending time with my family and traveling as much as possible. My wife is a volunteer coordinator with Presbyterian Homes so I often volunteer helping with activities and working with seniors whenever possible.


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