Please let me reiterate that I wish everyone a very fruitful and
healthy 2017! At our strategic planning meeting with the Board of
Directors and Committee Chairs, we developed a blueprint of what we will be
focusing on in 2017. Our main goals are described below:
GROWTH. We will do this by continuing to offer
outstanding luncheon programs, workshops, and training opportunities.
AND ENGAGEMENT WITH YOUNG PROFESSIONALS. We hope to do
this by encouraging informal events like happy hours, coffee meetups, or
luncheons, with high level executives in a forum that will be more engaging and
SYNERGIES. We will look for opportunities to host joint
committee events to multiply our outreach results and cross-pollinate member
OUR FINANCIAL RESERVE POLICY. The finances of our
organization are in a very healthy state so we will look for ways to expand
services to our members.
PROGRAMS / INCREASE BENEFITS. This goes hand-in-hand with
the first topic, growing our membership. We want to have programs that are
relevant to today's important topics and provide our members with added value.
FOCUS. We will increase our focus on the operations
and maintenance side of public works and provide services and programs targeted
for these professionals.
COLLABORATION. We will work more closely with ASCE to
identify member needs and allow for more sharing of information.
These are some of main areas of focus for the board in 2017.
However, we will need the help of the members at large to help us achieve these
goals. This can only be done by us knowing what topics you feel are
relevant or how services can be enhanced, by your engagement with the board,
and by volunteering on a committee. We need to grow in our leadership impact
and the way to do this is for you to PARTICIPATE
IN APWA COMMITTEES!