The governing body of the Chapter is the Executive Committee consisting of the officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer and Past-President) of the Chapter, seven Chapter directors and the Chapter delegate. The Executive Committee manages all the affairs of the Chapter in accordance with the Chapter Bylaws and the “Rules Governing Chapters of the American Public Works Association.”
The Communications committee helps develop, manage, and publish the Chapter’s newsletter and develop and manage the Chapter’s website. The Committee will also review other potential communication resource and develop and recommend chapter communications protocol.
The Education & Training Committee develops and maintains training opportunities for Chapter members, including the Fall Workshop, Municipal Underground Inspectors School, Public Works Certificate Program, and Leadership Academy. The Committee also solicits and awards scholarships to college and technical school students.
The Environment and Sustainability Committee keeps the Chapter membership informed, completes research and projects; and advocates for the membership on current environmental resource issues and approaches to sustainability in public works.
The History Committee works to document and preserve the Chapter’s history, archive records and picture, keep the Executive Board apprised of upcoming anniversary dates, and writes 1-2 Chalkline articles per year on historical events.
The Nominating Committee is a standing committee made of past Chapter Presidents and nominates candidates for Executive Committee officer and director positions. The Committee also oversees and reviews the election process.
The Out-State Development Committee creates educational opportunities and professional relationships for exiting members and promotes membership benefits to prospective members in the non-metro (out-state) area of the state.
The Public Awareness Committee works to educate others (not technical/professional continuing education) so that they can choose to advocate for public works at all ages and in all places (schools, legislature, etc.) We accomplish this by leveraging exiting resources (such as http://www.eweek.org/Home.aspx) and being creative in bringing public works issues to peoples’ attention.