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APWA National Groups and Committees

June 30, 2017

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
(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
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.
Kevin Schlangen, Fleet Manager
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.
Mitchell Hoeft, Business Development Manager
Insituform Technologies USA, LLC
(Chapter liaison)
Mission: To recruit, develop, connect, empower and retain young professionals in APWA through increased
opportunities and resources to enhance their professional development and success within the association and
the public works industry.

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