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.

AASHTO Snow & Ice Pooled Fund Cooperative Matthew Morreim, City Engineer
  City of St. Paul
  (SICOP member & liaison to APWA)
Purpose: One APWA member currently serving on the Transportation Committee Winter Maintenance Subcommittee, appointed by the President-Elect, may serve two, three-year terms.

In order to experiment with snow and ice control technology and systems not now in use in this nation, to determine their suitability to the United States and help introduce the use of those with most promise, the AASHTO Board of Directors endorses the concept of establishing a voluntary AASHTO Snow and Ice Pooled Fund Cooperative Program, under which testing by AASHTO Member Departments volunteering to sponsor and conduct tests can be supported financially with public sector funds voluntarily contributed by AASHTO Member Departments, Federal agencies, toll authorities, counties and cities. Beyond the principal mission stated above, the program was directed to work toward establishing a sustainable systems approach to snow and ice control in the United States—one involving the vehicle, the driver, the equipment, the materials and practices, and the receiving environment. SICOP website: https://sicop.transportation.org/

Asset Management Open

Purpose: To support APWA members that operate, improve and maintain public works and infrastructure through advocacy, education, resource development, and member engagement in the field of asset management.

Center for Sustainability (C4S) Tyler McLeete, Associate
  (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.
Chapter Historian Dave Hutton, Sr. Professional Engineer


Diversity & Inclusion Committee Open
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.
Emergency Management Committee Open
Committee's Mission: To provide APWA members with resources and a forum for exchanging and developing
ideas, knowledge, and technologies for mitigating from, preparing for, responding to, and recovery from all hazards (manmade and natural disasters). The committee also intends to foster recognition of public works' important role(s) in emergency management.
Engineering & Technology Committee Open

Committee’s Mission: To encourage sharing and application of knowledge about engineering and technology and advancing these practices in public works, pursuing APWA’s mission to develop and support the people, agencies, and organizations that plan, build, maintain and improve our communities.

Facilities and Grounds Committee Open

Committee’s Mission: The mission of the Facilities and Grounds Committee of the APWA is to provide APWA members with the resources for exchanging and developing ideas, information, skills, knowledge, and technologies for the operation, management, and maintenance of public buildings, grounds, and parks. The committee also recommends and advances APWA policies and positions concerning public facilities and grounds issue.

Fleet Services Committee Gerald Byington, Fleet Service Equipment Supervisor
  City of Minneapolis, Minnesota
  (Committee member)
Committee's Mission: To support excellence in fleet management, through advancing the leadership, education and promotion of fleet proficiency to APWA member, agencies and organizations.
Leadership and Management Committee Open

Committee’s Mission: To advance public works professionalism through research, application and advocacy of innovative leadership and best management practices. To provide resources to public works professionals in management and leadership.

Workforce Development Committee Tim Plath, Transportation Ops Engineer
  City of Eagan
  (Committee Chair)

Committee's Mission: The Workforce Development Committee identifies, develops, and promotes resources and partnerships for a successful career-cycle in public works.

Solid Waste Management Committee Open

Committee’s Mission: The Solid Waste Management Committee serves its members by supporting APWA's role as the recognized leader 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 solid waste facilities.

Transportation Committee Open
Committee’s Mission: To provide APWA members with resources for exchanging and developing ideas, information, skills, knowledge, and technologies for the advancement of APWA’s transportation objectives and to develop and promote environmentally sound, sustainable, cost-effective, and safe systems that enhance the livability and quality of life in our communities through active public involvement.
Utilities and Public Rights-of-Way Committee


Committee’s Mission: Provides education and information raising awareness about utility-related issues and promoting the best use of the public rights-of-way.

The qualification basis for an UPROW Committee member should be an expert on utilities and public rights-of-way. An ideal candidate would have experience in new technology, fiber installation, and small-cell installation.

Water Resources Management Committee Jeannine Clancy, Director, Strategic & Community Partnerships
  (Committee Chair)

Committee’s Mission: On behalf of APWA members, we promote and provide education on best management practices for water resources to achieve resilient and sustainable systems.

Young Professionals Committee Charlie Fredericks, Engineering Technician-Streets
  City of Eagan
  (Committee member)
Committee's Mission: The Young Professionals Committee supports the APWA strategic priority to "create opportunities for engagement of students, young professionals and emerging leaders through new and positive experiences." Principal objectives of the Young Professionals Committee are to provide more educational and professional development opportunities for younger members of APWA (age 35 and younger) and to enhance the opportunities for younger members to have interaction with other members and to participate in chapter and national events. The committee is made up of nine individuals, one from each of APWA’s nine regions, and meets monthly by conference call and face-to-face each year at PWX. View the Young Professionals Committee Roster.
National Homeland Security Consortium Mark Ray, Director of Public Works
  City of Crystal, MN
  (Committee member)
Purpose: The purpose of this Consortium is to maintain a presence with the national committee to assure that public works concerns regarding homeland security issues are addressed. The Consortium’s mission is to provide a forum of key national organizations through effective collaboration, coordination and leveraging that positively influences national policies, strategies, practices and guidelines to preserve the public safety and security of the nation.

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