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Welcome to the APWA North Carolina Chapter
The APWA NC Chapter is all about educational and networking opportunities for its members. The Chapter has seven divisions that provide training specific to an individual’s particular interests and needs. They also provide the opportunity to meet your peers from other municipalities in a particular discipline.
The seven North Carolina Chapter divisions are Administrative Management, Buildings & Grounds, Equipment Services, Solid Waste, Streets, Technology, and Water Resources. Each committee member is listed on the Chapter Committees page. Please contact a committee member and plan to attend the next meeting to discover more about what they do. You will be welcome at any meeting!
You are encouraged to browse the website to look at upcoming and past events. This will give you a sense of the opportunities that are available through APWA-NC. View About the APWA NC Chapter to learn more.
Stormwater Management Division 2013 Conference
Presentation files from the conference held September 16-17 are available on the Stormwater Management Division page.
APWA-NC Wins PACE Award
The North Carolina Chapter of APWA has been selected to receive the Presidential Award for Chapter Excellence (PACE) for the 12th time!
The PACE Award recognizes APWA chapters for contributions made to positively impact their membership, profession, and community. There are four categories in which the chapter is evaluated. Each category has specific goals that are used to evaluate the chapter’s programs and services to the membership and community.
PACE recognition began in 1997. APWA-NC has been recognized in 2000, 2002-2006, and 2008-2013. With this 12th award, APWA-NC ranks 8th among APWA’s 63 chapters.
Special thanks to Paul Cox, who assembled and submitted the award application. An additional thank you to everyone who contributes to the chapter in many ways and allows us to be recognized as one of the best chapters in the country.
APWA-NC will be receiving the award at the Awards Recognition Ceremony during the APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition in August.
City of Fayetteville wins national award
Congratulations to the City of Fayetteville! The North Carolina Veterans Park project has been chosen by APWA as the Project of the Year in the Structures category ($5-$25 Million). The Chapter's Executive Board and Awards Committee endorsed this national nomination for many reasons.
• The project utilized an extensive community involvement process which included each of the State’s 100 counties.
• The project represents a key element in the revitalization of downtown Fayetteville by creating a campus environment tying important downtown features together.
• The project is environmentally friendly and preserves existing environmental features while creating additional sustainable elements such as rain gardens and bio-cells.
• The project focus is on Human Centered design, expanding opportunities and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities to fully experience the park through excellence in design.
• The project succeeds in its primary purpose: to honor those who “From the Soils of North Carolina” left their homes and families to serve our country; and
• The project created and maintained high level of public trust and satisfaction
We are thankful for the award selection and proud of Fayetteville for boldly pursuing this project to honor North Carolina's many veterans. The City of Fayetteville will receive this award during the 2013 APWA Congress in Chicago on August 26th.
2013 APWA North American Snow Conference
Thank you to our sponsors, our host committee, and all of our volunteers for making this show a tremendous success !!! Without you, the Chapter could not have pulled this off. With 1,700 snow and ice professionals in attendance, this was certainly a show to remember.
It seems that everyone wanted to be in Charlotte during this show. The International Federation of Municipal Engineering (IFME) chose to be in Charlotte for their board meeting and to enjoy technical tours hosted by the City of Charlotte. The APWA Executive Board chose to be in Charlotte for their board meeting and enjoy the show. The APWA Emergency Management Committee and the APWA Fleet Services Committee both chose to meet during the snow show in Charlotte! And why wouldn't they? The weather was perfect! The technical tours were entertaining and educational. The NASCAR Hall of Fame event was a blast. The exhibit floor was filled with material, software, and equipment suppliers ready to answer questions and show off their products. And, to cap it all off, the Chapter and the City were well prepared to host this event!
So, thank you all from the Host Committee! We certainly enjoyed our opportunity to show the rest of the world some good ole Southern Hospitality and we appreciate your trust and support while planning the event. Hope to see you next year in Cincinnati, Ohio for the 2014 APWA North American Snow Conference!
Keith Pugh, Ken Martin - Co-chairs, 2013 NASC Host Committee
APWA Advocates needs YOUR Help !!!
As a member of the Government Affairs Committee, I need your help continuing to build our APWA Advocates network. Our goal is to have multiple APWA Advocates in each U.S. Congressional District in North Carolina, and we are close to reaching that goal!!! We can always use more members in all of our districts to strengthen our advocacy voice across the state. Being an advocate doesn't require much your time but it can have a tremendous positive impact on public works funding and legislation.
We are looking for members interested in public works advocacy issues and a willingness to respond to APWA alerts while maintaining and/or building a relationship with your local Congressional office. If you are interested, please send your name and contact information to me at email@example.com or 336-883-3197. You can also send your infromation directly to National APWA (Tracy Okoroike at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-218-6702). APWA will follow up by sending you the necessary information and getting YOU enrolled. Thanks!
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