PWABC Q1 2022 – President’s Message


PWABC members and friends!

It would appear as though I missed the Q4 2021 quarterly President’s Update from the PWABC.  Please accept my apologies as I’m sure that we all can appreciate how our lives as public works professionals can get hectic sometimes.

I hope that the start of 2022 has been safe and healthy for you, your families, and the communities that we all have the pleasure to serve!  To start off with, I’d like to take a moment a welcome the new additions to our Board as members-at-large:  Devon Aaroe (The Corporation of the City of Dawson Creek), Mafe Pinzon (Langley Concrete Group), Jason Adair (City of Victoria), and Kam So (District of Port Hardy).  These 4 new board members join our existing group of at-large Board members that consists of: Dave Best (City of Penticton), Alex Christensen (WSP), Dylan Myers (City of New Westminster), and our super star member-at-large/Acting Executive Director, Pat Miller (retired).  This group of amazing volunteer Board members does an excellent job of supporting our Executive team that consists of Scott Lamont (Past President, City of Rossland), Taryn Scollard (Treasurer, City of Vancouver), Meryl Heinz (President-Elect, City of Nanaimo), and myself, Chris Anderson (President, City of West Kelowna).  Our Board as a whole looks forward to advancing our Chapter in 2022 to the best of our volunteer capacity with lots of exciting opportunities for our membership!

Although unfortunately not 100% set in stone (at the time of writing this), the PWABC is very excited about our recent partnership agreement extension with the BC Municipal Safety Association to work towards the next Joint Annual Conferences (#JAC).  The agreement speaks to both Association’s interest and intent to return to an in-person/hybrid model 2022, so keep your eyes on our website at for details as they become available!!

Other training opportunities that our Board is working towards bringing to reality in 2022 include:

  • Public Fleet Management Certificate
  • Winter Maintenance Supervisor Certificate
  • Winter Maintenance Operator Certificate
  • Construction Inspection Workshop
  • Leadership Offerings

Don’t forget about the PWABC’s annual awards and visit our website to learn more about how you can apply or nominate someone, or a project, that you are familiar with.

Do you have a job opening that you’d like to post on our site?  Click on this link here to get that done and share your posting with public works professionals from around the Province.

As always, and if you have some volunteer capacity, please drop us a line at to let us know of your thoughts and ideas of how you’d like to contribute to our Chapter.

Stay safe everyone!

Chris Anderson, AScT, CPWP-M

PWABC 2021/22 President