Spring Conference

The APWA-MN Spring Conference is held annually in central Minnesota. The conference is typically a three-day event focused on leadership and management education and networking and offers hours towards professional continuing education requirements. In 2021, the conference was held virtually. 

Members gathered for the 2013 Spring Conference, May 8-10, at the Grandview Lodge in Nisswa. Session presentations (if available) are posted below. Be sure to check out photos from the conference in the Photo Gallery.

  • 2013 Spring Conference Brochure (pdf)
  • The Power of Service (pdf)
    Petra Marquart, Petra Marquart and Associates
    Petra Marquart, customer service expert and author, sharse why service matters to public works professionals; the impact of service -- both good and bad; the cornerstones of service; and how to choose to be at your best every day. 

  • Championship Performance (pdf)
    Petra Marquart, Petra Marquart and Associates
    Petra Marquart shares how our sense of self affects our ability to perform and influences our day-to-day decisions. Learn about the 7 Steps that need to be taken to fully embrace the power to perform and the impact self-esteem plays on that performance. Explore the steps to restore the personal power that drives performance and sets our sights on consistency and excellence.

  • MN2050 Update (pdf)
    Dan Gage, MacQueen Equipment

  • APWA-MN Chapter Diversity Committee Update (pdf)
    Jon Rippke, Chair, APWA-MN Chapter Diversity Committee, and Bolton and Menk; Ismael Martinez-Ortiz, IMO Consulting Group; Marcus Thomas, Bolton and Menk

  • Legislative Update (pdf)
    Moderator: Jupe Hale, Co-Chair, Conference Planning Committee, and WSB & Associates
    Margaret Donahoe, Transportation Alliance; Anne Finn, League of Minnesota Cities
    Learn the most updated informationabout the ever-changing world of legislation and funding.

  • Minnesota Department of Transportation Update (pdf)
     Moderator: April Crockett, Minnesota Department of Transportation Metro District
    Bernie Arseneau, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation 

  • Private Perspective on Infrastructure Needs (pdf)
    Moderator: John Rodeberg, Co-Chair, Conference Planning Committee, and Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc
    ‚ÄčJay Cowles, Itasca Group/Unity Avenue Associates; Tom Sorel, AAA Minneapolis
    Hear from representatives of the private sector who will tell us we can't afford to wait. The Itasca Project is an employer-led civic alliance drawn together by an interest in new and better ways to address Minneapolis/St. Paul regional issues that impact our economic competitiveness and quality of life.

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