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. 

Over 200 attendees gathered May 11-13 at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa for the 2022 Spring Conference, enjoying a return to the chapter’s long-standing spring conference venue after a three-year hiatus. From the opening keynote featuring NASA astronaut and US Navy salvage diver Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper to the closing education session on Pandemics and Public Works, attendees benefitted from the expertise and experience of many outstanding presenters and interesting topics. 

The weather was uncooperative this year. The chapter service project, landscaping projects at the nearby Northland Arboretum, was canceled due to thunderstorms. Despite rain and thunderstorms each evening, attendees still enjoyed traditional evening social events and networking. 

Download the conference brochure for full session descriptions and conference details. 

Conference Sessions
Wednesday, May 11
  • Golf Event 
  • ‚ÄčKeynote: My Story (Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper, Captain, US Navy, retired and NASA astronaut)

Thursday, May 12               

  • Fostering Inclusive Behaviors: Essential Skills for Managers, Supervisors and Leaders
  • Essential Inclusion Skills: Addressing Exclusionary Behaviors in Your Teams and Crews
  • Chapter Service Project at The Northland Arboretum

Friday, May 13

  • Fence Consortium: How Minnesota Communities are Planning for Potential Civil Unrest
  • Infrastructure Funding
  • Pandemics and Public Works

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2023 Spring Conference, May 10-12, 2023 at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, MN.


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