Spring Conference

The APWA-MN Spring Conference is held annually in central Minnesota. The conference is a three-day event focused on leadership and management issues, and offers hours toward professional continuing education requirements.

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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