Fall Conference

The APWA-MN Fall Conference is held each November in Minneapolis-St. Paul. The two-day conference is focused on technical education and offers hours towards professional continuing education requirements. Winners of the APWA-MN chapter awards and recipients of chapter scholarships are announced and recognized during the fall conference. 

As you may have heard, due to COVID-19, Chapter Officers have decided to cancel the annual Fall Conference planned to take place at the Earle Brown Center on November 19-20, 2020. Despite the cancellation, the chapter's Conference Planning Committee has put together four one-hour educational virtual presentations for our membership this October and November. Each session will be held via Zoom.

Virtual Session 4 - Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 10 to 11 a.m.
Racial Equity: Sharing Stories

Presenters: Toni Newborn, Chief Equity Officer, City of St. Paul; and Jennifer Zuchowski, Manager in Workforce & Equality, Metropolitan Council

View YouTube video here.
Here are some resources mentioned during the session:
Center for Economic Inclusion
US Water Alliance
YMCA Equity Innovation Center
Waking Up White by Debbie Irving

Virtual Session 3 - Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 10 to 11 a.m.
COVID-19 Innovations and Impacts
Presenters: Brian Funk, Deputy Chief Operating Officer-Bus, Metro Transit; Craig Edlund, Director of Asset Management, Metropolitan Council Environmental Services; Don Elwood, Director of Transportation and Engineering, City of Minneapolis; Dan Pfeiffer, Director of Public Engagement, WSB; and Dan McNiel, Public Engagement Coordinator, SRF

View YouTube video herePresentation (pdf)

Virtual Session 2 - Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10 to 11 a.m.
Understanding Minnesota's Changing Climate: Observations, Trends and Projections
Presenter: Dr. Kenny Blumenfeld, Senior Climatologist, Minnesota State Climatology Office (DNR).
Presentation (pdf)


Virtual Session 1 - Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 10 to 11 a.m.
Engineering Ethics: Your Professional Responsibility
Presenter: Josh Root, Senior Legal Counsel and Data Practices Compliance Officer, MnDOT's Office of Chief Counsel. Josh will discuss the institutional and personal steps to identify good ethical behaviors and highlight case studies that demonstrate room for improvement. A pdf of Josh's presentation can also be found here.

NOTE: The Chapter intends that each of the virtual sessions provided will meet the requirements for professional development hours (PDH) mandated for professional engineer license renewal; however, participants are responsible for evaluating the content of the session and maintaining any necessary documentation.

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