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Apply for Young Professional Stipend to Attend PWX 2016

February 29, 2016

By Chris Petree, Vice President, APWA-MN

For the last number of years, the APWA-Minnesota Chapter has been recognizing the contributions of some of its young members by providing them with a stipend to attend the APWA National Congress. The APWA National Congress is now called PWX and in 2016 it’s in Minneapolis. This year, the chapter is continuing this tradition and we encourage our young members to consider applying.

Attendance at PWX provides many benefits, including the opportunity to learn from technical and professional development sessions, participate in technical tours, and network with peers.

This year, the chapter will offer two stipends to cover the registration costs for PWX (not to exceed $750 each). The stipend provides an opportunity for young members of our chapter, who work for an organization that may not have the resources to send staff to the PWX and who have demonstrated their commitment to public works and the Minnesota Chapter, to attend an outstanding national event.

The selected members will attend the APWA National PWX in Minneapolis, August 28-August 31, 2016. 

Selection Criteria. In order to be considered for selection, the applicant should:

  1. Be 40 years old or under.
  2. Be a member of the American Public Works Association.
  3. Be involved in and making contributions to chapter activities through participating in a committee or other chapter work.
  4. Be interested in attending APWA PWX.
  5. Be willing to share the conference experience with peers and the executive committee through a memorandum.
  6. Has a demonstrated record of wanting to continue to grow professionally in the field of public works.

Application Process. APWA-MN members wishing to be considered should prepare a letter (maximum of two pages) addressing the criteria above. Letters of interest must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., June 1, 2016. Please be sure to include your APWA membership number.

Email the letter in a PDF format to: Chris Petree, Vice-President, APWA-MN Chapter. Email: cpetree@lakevillemn.gov.

Selection of the candidate will be made by chapter officers and is expected to be ratified by Executive Committee on June 15, 2016.

Questions. If you have questions, contact Chris Petree at (952) 985-2701 or cpetree@lakevillemn.gov.

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