PWABC Q2 2022 – President’s Message

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Hello again PWABC members and friends!

I hope this update finds you doing well and getting excited about transitioning into some summer activities!  Hopefully you will all have an opportunity for a little bit of fun in the sun while you enjoy some of the amazing opportunities that our wonderful Province has to offer.  On behalf of our whole Board, the PWABC wishes you a safe and enjoyable summer of 2022.

Q2 has proven to be a very busy quarter for our team at the PWABC.  First of all, and in case you haven’t already seen or heard about it, our Chapter is thrilled to be partnering once again with the BC Municipal Safety Association to offer the 4th Joint Annual Conference & Tradeshow.  This year the in-person event will be hosted at the beautiful Sheraton Wall Center in downtown Vancouver on October 4th and 5th.  The technical agenda has been set and our amazing sponsors and vendors are rolling in to provide an awesome tradeshow experience, so go to our website at www.pwabc.ca to register now!!

The other item that has been keeping our Board busy is our upcoming training and professional development events.  We are very excited to be putting some of the final touches on opportunities such as Construction Inspection, Leadership Development, and Winter Maintenance Operator and Supervisor certification.  Please keep your eye on our events calendar at:  https://pwabc.ca/events/ and be ready to get yourself or your team members registered for these exciting public works professional career development opportunities.

Have you considered or are you aware of our Annual Awards?  With our conference returning to an in-person event later this fall, we are hoping to recognize our 2022 winners at the formal awards luncheon.  So please head to our website here at https://pwabc.ca/awards/ to learn more and get your applications submitted.  The deadline of September 9th is fast approaching, so please don’t delay.  We also hope to recognize our pandemic winners from 2020 and 2021, so if this is you or your organization, please contact us at executivedirector@pwabc.ca to let us know of your attendance.

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 executivedirector@pwabc.ca 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