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APWA – Public Fleet Hall of Fame Nominations

Nominate a Public Fleet Hall of Fame Member Today!


Do you know a leader or pioneer who has contributed to the public fleet management industry? Nominate this person for the Public Fleet Hall of Fame! Eligible nominees must have at least 20 years of experience in the public fleet management industry, and at least 10 of these years must have been spent working for a public fleet. The deadline is February 12. For more information and to nominate someone, visit the Government Fleet website here.

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APWA Certification Testing Dates – New for 2019

APWA Certification Testing Dates New for 2019
Computer-Based Testing (CBT) dates for CPII, CPFP, CSM, CPWP-M, and CPWP-S now offered every month:
Certification Testing Dates (CBT): August 13, 14, 15
Certification Testing Dates (CBT): August 20, 21, 22
Certification Testing Dates (CBT): September 9, 10, 11 (PWX on-site testing)
Certification Testing Dates (CBT): September 17, 18, 19
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APWA – Asset Management Knowledge Team

Asset Management Knowledge Team
In an effort to expand volunteer opportunities to those that may be interested in contributing to the Asset Management Committee, the committee has created an Asset Management Knowledge Team. Members of the Knowledge Team will commit to working on projects to share information with APWA members through working on projects such as writing articles, presenting Click, Listen, and Learn sessions, speaking at PWX and other conferences and other projects. For more information please read the Asset Management Knowledge Team Flyer and theAsset Management Knowledge Team Expectations. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Rita Cassida rcassida@apwa.net by January 31st.

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APWA – Washington Report – January 7, 2019

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To stay informed about happenings on Capitol Hill please be sure to follow APWA Government Affairs on Twitter @APWAGOVAFFAIRS and check Advocacy News on http://www.apwa.net.


LATEST NEWS
FY2019 Appropriations Update
• Federal government agencies who have not yet received fiscal year (FY) 2019 appropriations funding have had all non-essential operations shutdown;
• These agencies had been operating on a continuing resolution (CR) which expired on December 21, 2018, at midnight;
• To date, 75% of federal government agencies’ funding for FY 2019 was approved prior to the midterm election held on November 6, 2018;
• Agencies impacted by the partial government shutdown include the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Departments of Homeland Security, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, the Interior, Commerce, and Justice;
• Disagreement over funding for border protection, specifically funding to build a wall/barrier on the U.S. Southern Border remains the sticking point in negotiations;
• The 116th Congress was sworn into office on January 3, 2019, and the Democrats are now the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, while Republicans retain control of the U.S. Senate;
• Both President Trump and the Democrats appear to be digging in their heels with no foreseeable resolution to end the shutdown on the near horizon;
• Last week, the House of Representatives passed a bill to reopen the federal government by a vote of 241-190;
• However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has said that he will not bring any bills for a vote in the Senate which President Trump will not sign;
• President Trump has stated that the shutdown may last months or longer;
• APWA will continue to work with Administration and Congressional staff to ensure that public works interests are represented in all negotiations.
President to Issue EO Regarding Wildfire Prevention
• President Trump plans to issue Executive Order (EO) 13855 today, directing the Department of Interior to expedite removal of vegetation which can lead to wildfires;
• To view the EO, please click here.
U.S. DOT Releases Funding for INFRA Grants
• On December 21, 2018 the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released a notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for the second round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program;
• Subject to FY 2019 appropriations, DOT is expecting to make available between $855-902.5 million for projects aligned with the Administration’s principles “to rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure”;
• Funding awarded to large projects will require the INFRA grant be at least $25 million, and for small projects the INFRA grant must be at least $5 million;
• Ten percent of available INFRA grant funds each fiscal year will be reserved for small projects and at least 25% of INFRA grants are required to be reserved for rural projects;
• Click here for additional information about the program and application process;
• At this time, the Federal Register states that the “APPLY” function will open today, January 7, and that applications are due by March 4;
• However, due to the federal government shutdown the Federal Register is not currently being updated.
Named Congressional Committee Chairs &
Ranking Members
• Please find below, the currently known Chairs and Ranking Members in the House and Senate, of committees which APWA works with on legislation impacting the public works industry
• Senate Committee on Appropriations: Chair Richard Shelby (R-AL), Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT);
• Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Chair Ron Johnson (R-WI), Ranking Member Gary Peters (D-MI);
• Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works: Chair John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-DE);
• Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation: Chair Roger Wicker (R-MS), Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA);
• Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Chair Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Ranking Member Joe Manchin (D-WV);
• Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Chair Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-OH);
• Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair: Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-MD);
• House Committee on Appropriations Chair: Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Member Kay Granger (R-TX);
• House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO);
• House Committee on Homeland Security: Chair Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member Mike Rogers (R-AL);
• House Committee on Financial Services: Chair Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member Patrick McHenry (R-NC).

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APWA – Washington Report (December 10, 2018)

December 10, 2018                                     Share:

Please be sure to follow APWA Government Affairs on Twitter @APWAGovAffairs.

LATEST NEWS

Congress Approves Two-Week Funding Extension

  • On December 7, President Trump signed a two-week Continuing Resolution (CR), funding the federal government through December 21;
  • The CR extends funding for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of the Interior, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Commerce-Justice-Science, Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD), Financial Services, and State-Foreign Operations measures;
  • Congressional leaders have expressed optimism in resolving differences in the spending bills before wrapping up work for the year;
  • However, it’s possible that DHS appropriations may not be resolved in time due to concerns over funding levels and use of funds.

Trump Administration Set to Release WOTUS Proposal

  • Next week, the Trump Administration is scheduled to release a revised “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule;
  • According to an EPA memo acquired by the New York Times, the new rule would be significantly weaker;
  • The revised rule would exclude streams and tributaries that do not run year-round from the regulations;
  • Additionally, wetlands not directly connected to larger bodies of water would be excluded from the rule;
  • Myron Ebell, who led the President’s EPA transition team, stated that the revised rule will “significantly reduce the federal jurisdictional footprint on these waters, to significantly below what it was before the rule”;
  • There is still a long process ahead, as the revised rule will be submitted for public comment, with a final rule scheduled for November 2019;
  • The Trump Administration has also moved to delay implementation of the 2015 rule, in order to provide time for a revision of that rule;
  • A federal judge in Washington state ruled to vacate the Trump Administration’s delay last month, stating the Administration did not provide the public “with a meaningful opportunity to comment as required by the Administrative Procedure Act”;
  • This ruling mirrors one issued in August from a South Carolina federal judge which made the 2015 rule the law of the land in 22 states;
  • However, the new ruling vacates the delay entirely in order to provide clarity;
  • The new ruling does not change the status of the rule in the remaining 28 states where other courts have issued judicial stays of the regulation pending litigation;
  • Both rulings imply that the Trump Administration will need to allow for full public input in their efforts to repeal and replace the 2015 rule;
  • Additionally, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) introduced legislation last week, to repeal the 2015 WOTUS rule and return to the pre-2015 definition;
  • However, the legislation is unlikely to move in the final weeks of the 115th Congress;
  • In September 2017, APWA submitted comments to the EPA and the Corps on the need for clarity in the WOTUS rule.

DOT Announcing New BUILD Grants Tomorrow

  • The Department of Transportation (DOT) is expected to announce $1.5 billion in Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grants on December 11 at 1:30 pm ET;
  • BUILD allow states to compete for grants to fund road, rail, transit and port projects that advance national objectives;
  • For additional information on the BUILD grants, please click here.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Releases Major Study on U.S. Interstate Highway System

  • On December 6, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) released a consensus study report titled, “Renewing the National Commitment to the Interstate Highway System: A Foundation for the Future”;
  • The Transportation Research Board (TRB), which is a program unit within the NASEM, had been asked by Congress to form a committee specifically to study the Interstate System and to make recommendations “…on the features, standards, capacity needs, application of technologies, and intergovernmental roles to upgrade the Interstate System” and “to advise on any changes in law and resources required to further the recommend actions”;
  • Calling for an annual investment of between $45 and $70 billion over the next twenty years, the report calls for specific measures such as increasing and indexing the federal fuel tax to inflation, and a changeover to tolling and vehicle miles traveled (VMT) to provide future highway funding;
  • The Report specifically delves into the existing challenges the Interstate System faces such as: Aging Assets; Escalating Urban Traffic Levels; Demands for More System Coverage; Expectations for Continual Safety Gains; Transformations to the Vehicle Fleet; Changing Climate Conditions; and Eroding Revenues for System Funding. 

Committee Leadership for 116th Congress

  • APWA compiled a list Senate and House Committee Chairs and Ranking Members, for committees which APWA engages with regularly, for the 116th Session of Congress;
  • We will continue to update this list as more committee leadership roles are confirmed;
  • To view the list, please click here.

Wheeler Nomination Could Hit Committee Early in 2019

  • The nomination of EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler by President Trump, to become full-time Administrator, may be heard in the Senate early in 2019;
  • Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) stated that he wants to move quickly in the new Congress;
  • Wheeler was named Acting Administrator of the Agency after the resignation of Scott Pruitt in July;
  • Wheeler was confirmed by the Senate earlier this year as Deputy Administrator, but will need another confirmation for this position;
  • The confirmation for Deputy Administrator took six months, and environmental groups have already lined up in opposition;
  • House Democrats have also questioned his actions regarding climate change;
  • Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ), incoming chair of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce, wrote Wheeler to request documents on specific programs;
  • Wheeler has continued to focus the Agency on rewriting regulations, including the Clean Power Plan and the Waters of the United States (WOTUS).

EPA Says Small Water Utilities Struggle with Compliance

  • According to the EPA, more than 3,500 water utilities in the U.S. have violated at least one of the health-based standards;
  • Of those utilities, more than half serve 500 people or fewer;
  • Violations of health-based standards are much less common than violations that don’t affect health;
  • The number of violations has been consistent in recent years, though the same utilities are not in violation year after year;
  • EPA admits that many of these smaller utilities lack the financial means to deal with major violations, and will need assistance from state and federal agencies;
  • Lee Forsgren, Deputy Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Water, stated that he wants to use enforcement actions on non-compliant systems only as a last resort;
  • APWA has been working with EPA and members of Congress to find ways to provide additional resources to small water utilities;
  • APWA was supportive of the passage of America’s Water Infrastructure Act, signed into law in October, which included a reauthorization of the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program, as well as significant funding increases for the program;
  • Additionally, the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program was reauthorized for two more years;
  • Finally, the bill included the SRF WIN Act language, which would allow state financing authorities to bundle small water projects into a single WIFIA application.

House Committee Releases Study on Critical Infrastructure

  • Last week, the House Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations released a report identifying procedures to address and prevent cybersecurity incidents;
  • The report provides a synopsis of the Committee’s work, which includes briefings, hearings, letters, reports, and offers six priorities to improve protection against critical infrastructure cyber vulnerabilities;
  • To view the report, please click here.

GAO Releases FEMA Response Report

  • Last week, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) released a report on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) financial accountability during the 2017 hurricanes and California wildfires;
  • Included in the report are GAO recommendations to improve FEMA oversight and distribution of taxpayer dollars when providing financial assistance to state, local, territorial, and tribal governments before, during and following disasters;
  • To view the report, please click here.

FCC Seeks Comments on Cellular Vehicle-To-Everything Technology

  • The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is requesting comments on a waiver to allow deployment of Cellular Vehicle-To-Everything (C-V2X) technology in the 5.9 GHZ Band;
  • C-V2X communication is the sharing of information from a vehicle to any entity that may affect the vehicle, and vice versa;
  • Under existing FCC rules, there is limited access to the 5.9 GHZ Band exclusively for Dedicated Short Range Communications operating in the Intelligent Transportation System radio service;
  • If you wish to submit comments, please send them to Marty Williams, Government Affairs Manager at mwilliams@apwa.net on or before January 7;
  • If you wish to submit comments directly to the FCC, the deadline is January 11;
  • For additional information, please click here.

FEMA Schedules National Exercise Program Webinars

  • FEMA will be conducting four 60-minute webinars on the National Exercise Program (NEP) during December and January;
  • The webinars are scheduled for December 12, December 17, January 9, and January 15, each at 1:00 pm ET;
  • The NEP is designed as a two-year cycle of exercises across the nation that examine and validate capabilities in all preparedness mission areas, protection, prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery;
  • To register for a free webinar session, please click here;
  • For additional NEP information, please click here.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to host Stakeholder Webinars

  • On December 11 & 12, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is scheduled to conduct webinars on the establishment of a public private partnership (P3) pilot program;
  • The webinars will focus on the request for information on conceptual P3s with USACE civil works projects including details on initial screening criteria for pilots, selection criteria for pilots, known challenges, and general timeline for pilot proposals which will be open to the public by January 2019, there will be a discussion session following the presentation;
  • For additional information, please click here.

ON THE HORIZON

  • December 11, at 10:00 am ET, the House Committee on Energy & Commerce  Subcommittee on Environment is scheduled to hold a hearing on 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act – click here for more information;

December 12, at 10:15 am ET, the House Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Energy is scheduled to hold a hearing titled, “Public Private Partnerships for Federal Energy Management” – click here for more information.

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APWA Transportation Committee’s Connected Vehicles Subcommittee Survey

The APWA Transportation Committee’s Connected Vehicles Subcommittee is tasked with providing guidance for our membership regarding upcoming changes in workflows due to autonomous and connected vehicles.

The Autonomous Vehicle/Connected Vehicle (AV/CV) industry is new and radically changing every day, resulting in limited data to update those within the industry on the topic.

This survey seeks input from APWA’s members to provide direction to the subcommittee on the most helpful aspects of the industry in which guidance is needed. For example, do you need best practices/state of practice guidance on current policy to enact or is equipment such as DSRC radios and fiber more important to understand?

To take the survey, click here. The deadline to complete this survey is December 19, 2018.

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APWA – Washington Report – November 26, 2018

November 26, 2018                                     Share:

Please be sure to follow APWA Government Affairs on Twitter @APWAGovAffairs.

LATEST NEWS

FY 2019 Appropriations Update

  • Congressional Republicans may combine the seven remaining unfinished spending bills into a single package in the coming weeks;
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) met with President Trump recently at the White House to discuss the potential package;
  • President Trump has indicated that he would not sign any spending bill which does not include funding for a southern border wall;
  • Both McConnell and Shelby appeared optimistic that a government shutdown will be avoided;
  • House Appropriators have also indicated that they may include other bills in the spending package, including an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) currently set to expire on November 30, and the farm bill;
  • Last month, President Trump signed H.R. 6157, which funds the Departments of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education;
  • To date, in addition to the departments included in H.R. 6157, President Trump has signed Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 appropriations to fund Energy and Water, the Legislative Branch, and Military Construction-Veterans Affairs;
  • The remaining federal government departments, whose FY 2019 appropriations have not been passed by Congress, will be funded at FY 2018 levels through December 7 by a continuing resolution (CR) included in H.R. 6157;
  • The House has set a target adjournment date of December 13, while the Senate has targeted December 14;
  • Funding the government for the remainder of FY 2019 may be one of the last acts of the 115th Congress, prior to Democrats taking control of the House in January 2019.

President Signs Legislation Modifying DHS Cyber Agency

  • On November 16, President Trump signed the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Act of 2018 into law, following passage by the Senate and House earlier this year;
  • Now known as Public Law No: 115-278, the measure along with formerly changing the name of the former Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) to CISA, establishes three divisions which will cover Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Security and Emergency Communications within the newly named agency;
  • For additional information and to view text of the law, please click here.

House Plans Vote to Reauthorize National Earthquake Program

  • This week, under suspension of the rules, the House is expected to vote on S. 1768, the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization (NEHRP) Act of 2017, originally introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and previously passed by the Senate in September;
  • If enacted, the legislation would amend the NEHRP Act of 1977 by expanding activities to include the gathering information on community resilience, publishing a systematic set of maps of active faults and folds, liquefaction susceptibility, susceptibility for earthquake-induced landslides, and other seismically induced hazards;
  • Additionally, the measure would continue the development of the Advanced National Seismic System, which provides earthquake early warning capabilities;
  • To view text of the bill, please click here.

FEMA Releases National Preparedness Report

  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released their National Preparedness Report;
  • The report provides an evaluation of the progress and challenges faced by individuals and communities, private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and all levels of government must face in preparation for disasters and emergencies;
  • To view the report, please click here.

Wheeler to be Nominated as EPA Head

  • President Trump recently announced that he would nominate Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler for the full-time job;
  • Wheeler was named Acting Administrator of the Agency after the resignation of Scott Pruitt in July;
  • Wheeler was confirmed by the Senate earlier this year as Deputy Administrator, but will need another confirmation for this position;
  • It is unclear when the Senate would hold confirmation hearings;
  • Wheeler has continued to focus the Agency on rewriting regulations, including the Clean Power Plan and the Waters of the United States (WOTUS).

DHS OIG Report on FEMA Oversight of IPAWS

  • Last week, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) released their report on FEMA’s oversight of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS);
  • IPAWS aggregates alert and warning messages from federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial authorities, also known as alerting authorities;
  • The information is then distributed to the public via radio and television broadcasts, cellular phone messages, and internet applications;
  • The major finding, as detailed in the report, includes the OIG assessment that although FEMA maintains IPAWS as a messaging platform, state and local alerting authorities must obtain commercially-available emergency alert software to generate a message which passes through IPAWS for authentication and delivery;
  • To view the report, please click here.

Head of EPA Drinking Water Office to Retire

  • The Director of the Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water (OGWDW) at the EPA, Dr. Peter Grevatt, has announced his retirement;
  • Dr. Grevatt, who has been at EPA in a variety of positions for the past 30 years, is set to leave by the end of 2018;
  • Dr. Grevatt has been involved in a variety of drinking water issues recently, including Harmful algal Blooms in Lake Erie, lead contamination in Flint, MI, and recent work done by the agency on PFAS substances;
  • There has not been any announcement regarding his replacement.

DHS Seeking Comments on First Responder Community of Practice

  • DHS is requesting input on the First Responders Community of Practice (FRCoP), which is a web-based tool used to compile profile information from first responders and select authorized non-first responder users to facilitate networking and formation of online communities;
  • If you wish to submit comments to APWA, please send them to Government Affairs Manager Marty Williams on or before December 6;
  • If you wish to submit comments directly to DHS, the deadline is December 17;
  • To review the proposal, and for information to submit comments directly, please click here.

FCC Seeking Comments on Hurricane Michael Preparation and Response

  • The Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau is seeking comments on the Hurricane Michael Preparation and Response;
  • The FCC is specifically looking for recommendations on actions they should consider for improving their response to disasters;
  • If you wish to submit comments to APWA, please send them to Government Affairs Manager Marty Williams on or before December 7;
  • The deadline to submit comments directly to the FCC is December 17;
  • To view the FCC request for comments and for additional details including how to submit comments directly, please click here.

FEMA Announces Risk MAP Guidelines and Standards 2018

  • FEMA is accepting comments on announced planned changes to Risk MAP standards;
  • FEMA maintains guidelines and standards to support the Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) Program;
  • These guidelines and standards define the specific implementation of the statutory and regulatory requirements for NFIP;
  • If you wish to submit comments to APWA, please send them to Government Affairs Manager Marty Williams on or before December 2;
  • If you wish to submit comments directly to FEMA, the deadline is December 7;
  • For additional information on the proposed changes and submitting comments, please click here.

APWA Participating in FirstNet Panel

  • On Tuesday, at 3:15 pm ET, Government Affairs Manager Marty Williams will participate in a panel discussion during the Federal P3 Conference;
  • The panel, which will also include Michael Newburn of AT&T, will focus on the use of public private partnerships or P3’s and how they may assist first responders;
  • The two-day Federal P3 Conference will emphasize how P3’s can be employed to improve infrastructure delivery and discuss methods to bring public property into better condition;
  • For additional information, including a copy of the conference agenda, please click here.

FEMA Releasing PrepTalk Featuring APWA Member Phil Mann

  • FEMA plans to release the September 6 PrepTalk presentation from APWA member Phil Mann on December 4;
  • PrepTalks, which began this past January, are a partnership of the emergency management community including FEMA, the International Association of Emergency Managers, the National Emergency Management Association, the National Homeland Security Consortium, and The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security;
  • For additional information on the PrepTalk, please click here.

ON THE HORIZON

  • November 28, at 10:00 am ET, the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee has scheduled a hearing on addressing America’s surface transportation needs – click here for more information;
  • November 29, at 10:30 am ET, the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee has scheduled a hearing on the nomination of Alexandra Dunn to be Assistant Administrator of EPA – click here for more information.
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Supporting our Public Works brethren in times of need (APWA.)

Hello FL Chapter APWA Members,

It has been nearly 4 weeks since Hurricane Michael hit Florida and devastated the Panhandle. One of the missions of APWA is to help our Public Works brethren in time of need. The Chapter established the APWA FL Chapter Disaster Recovery Assistance (DRA) Fund after the storms of 2004, including Bonnie, Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne which caused substantial damage to Florida communities. It is recognized these Public Works personnel are often called upon to work extended hours in order to restore essential services to their communities. In doing so, such individuals often put the needs of their communities before their personal needs or the needs of their families.

We want to ensure that our members are aware of the process for requesting distribution from the DRA. There is a form that is to be completed by the requesting agency’s Public Works representative. Examples of goods that can be provided are food and/or water; general cleaning supplies; general clothing items and toiletries; items to assist with temporary house repair such as hand tools, roof or window coverings/tarps, etc.

Not only do we provide relief funding for the purchase of goods for those affected, we also help coordinate volunteer efforts through two committees, Chuck McLendon is Chair of the Emergency Management Committee and Chris Evers is the DRA Non-Board Member Representative. Here is how they are reached for those of you who want to reach out for assistance via the Chapter’s DRA and/or assistance with coordinating volunteer efforts.
Chuck McLendon, cmclendon@soundsideconsulting.com
Chris Evers, cevers@pavetechinc.com

As important as these efforts are is telling the story, so if you have stories to tell, please send this information to Chas at chasj@apwaflorida.org for inclusion in the magazine. Attached is the Operation Sister City flyer which is a Joint Relief Effort for the Employees of Bay County Public Works and the City of Callaway (photos attached) initiated by the City of Palm Beach Gardens.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected.

Thanks for all that you do for Public Works,

Amy Blaida, MPA