2020 Presidents Message from Jayne Janda-Tim ....

        APWA 2020 President’s Message

I’m truly honored to be the president of the APWA San Diego – Imperial Valley Counties Chapter in 2020!  Not only is it a new decade brimming with possibilities, but it’s an exciting time for the public works industry. Technology is changing at a never before seen pace and this is shifting the paradigms that guide our industry. The Board of Directors is anticipating the year ahead and the collective success we can achieve by working together to make our communities more sustainable for future generations.  I’m also looking forward to the Chapter serving as the future host of the national PWX conference when it comes to San Diego in 2023! This will give us a national platform in which to showcase the amazing capital projects and infrastructure programs across our region. We will be announcing new initiatives, outreach events, and other collaborative opportunities to help us reach our commitments and I hope you will rise to the call for action!

During our strategic planning process, the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs brainstormed many ways our Chapter can continue to grow and serve our current and future membership. These goals are highlighted below:

  • Re-invigorate our Technology Committee: Identify technology advisors, incorporate new technology into the Public Works field, tell the story of what the future holds with technology advances through Smart Cities, Asset Management, Business Intelligence, and Cyber Security.
  • Focus on Diversity & Inclusion Programs: Recognize diverseness as it relates to public works by launching a speaker’s bureau, engaging young professionals with other organizations that support this initiative, and developing an annual event.
  • Build Engagement with the Operation & Maintenance Community: Continue partnership with MSA for joint luncheons and the highly anticipated “ROADEO” events.  Develop and sponsor educational events for the O&M members.
  • Energize the Young Professionals Committee: Amplify engagement activities to increase membership and provide for succession planning of the Board and Chapter.
  • Embrace the Digital Revolution: Focus on making our website more relevant and resourceful to our members and sponsors.
  • Increase Awareness of PWX 2023: Tell the story of APWA and the endless possibilities that may come from sharing the San Diego region’s success story with the nation.

As you can see, we have big plans ahead this year and I want to involve all of our membership, so please share your ideas with me and the board so we can be the best in 2020!  I look forward to another exciting year of all things APWA!

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