Now Open – Call for Presentations for 2019 Annual Conference

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PWABC is now accepting submissions for presentations at our 2019 Annual Conference.

Our goal is to provide delegates a diverse range of topics to optimize their learning
experience and with your help we can ensure delegates have the best conference experience.
We strongly believe both associations can achieve this by providing delegates with information
on the latest ideas, best practices, innovation, and inspirational presentations.

We invite presentations from municipal leaders, consultants and service providers to share their expertise and experience.

https://pwabc.ca/training-and-events/annual-conference-and-trade-show/callforpresentations/

 

Please Join Us for Our First Social Night of 2019

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PWABC Emerging Leaders Committee Invites You to Join Us:

This group of up and coming industry leaders is having a social night to invite all staff from Public Works from municipalities across the Lower Mainland to get together for a fun evening.

Date:  Thursday April 4, 2019

Time: 6 – 8 pm

Cost: $15 plus tax for a burger and beer

Register: https://events.eply.com/EmergingLeadersSpringSocial2840812

For more information: Please contact Lisa Grant at Lisa.Grant@vancouver.ca

 

January 2019 – PWABC is recruiting for our Board of Directors and Committees

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PWABC is recruiting volunteers for the following roles:

Board Director for a two-year term starting January 2019. This role requires a time commitment of 4 to 6 hours per month. The ideal candidate is passionate about public works, willing to support PWABC events and training, and interested in contributing to the mandate of the association. At this time, we are specifically looking for an engineer, consultant or supplier who regularly interacts with municipalities to provide services and products. Please include:

  • your resume; and
  • a short statement outlining how you would like to contribute to the association

A Nominations Committee led by the PWABC Past-President will review the submissions and make a recommendation to the Board of Directors. If you are interested or know someone who may be a great candidate, please contact Deryk Lee directly at dlee@victoria.ca by January 15, 2019.

 

Committee Members – the Board of Directors has developed its strategic priorities for 2019 and is recruiting volunteers for the following committees:

  • Website & Annual Conference, Committee Chairs: Scott Lamont, District of Squamish and Brian Carter, City of Burnaby
  • Governance, Finance, Operations and Awards, Committee Chair: Chris Anderson, City of West Kelowna
  • Education and Emerging Leaders, Committee Chair: Dave Lundberg, Small Pause Coaching
  • Membership, Committee Chair: Matt Brown, City of Surrey

 

For more information, please review our 2019 Strategic Plan to find out more about our goals and activities for the upcoming year. These committees meeting monthly via teleconference and may more often where required for specific projects and events.

If you are interested, please contact the Committee Chairs or Ashifa Dhanani at executivedirector@pwabc.ca or 604-880-8585.

Join us on Tuesday February 12, 2019 for our AGM

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2018 PWABC Annual General and Special Meeting Announcement

 

Take notice that the 2018 Annual General and Special Meeting of The Public Works Association (PWABC) shall be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. via Conference Call. At that time, the Financial Statements for the 2017-2018 year, and the 2019 Strategic Priorities shall be presented. There will be a special resolution to transition the bylaws and to the current requirements of the British Columbia Societies Act (the “New Act”) pursuant to section 240 of the New Act.

For more information, please review our 2019 Strategic Plan to find out more about our goals and activities for the upcoming year. If you are participating, please contact Ashifa Dhanani at executivedirector@pwabc.ca or 604-880-8585 to register.

Public Works Supervisor Level One – BCIT INFR 1110

Date and Time

Monday, February 25 – Friday, March 1, 2019
8:30am – 4:30pm

Location

City of Surrey South Operations Centre

2336 166 Street, Surrey

Instructors:

Lisa Zwarn – Zwarn 2018 Bio

Randolf Robinson – Randolph Robinson, Bio

Ken Zeleschuk – Ken Zeleschuk Bio Feb 2019

 

Description

Begin your education in the Public Works Supervisor Program by registering for INFR 1110: Public Works Institute I. The focus of this level is on the Emerging Leader. Employers may recognize an individual with an aptitude for supervising others and projects and would like to prepare this individual for a management career. Individuals may be in consideration for an entry-level management position OR are serving in that role currently. These courses provide basic management fundamentals and are the cornerstone of our additional education offerings.

Program Information:

Public Works Supervisor Program Information 2016

Cost:

Regular: $1,270 plus GST

Register at: https://events.eply.com/PWS12019

In Partnership With:

2019 Women in Public Works: Nanaimo

Date and Time

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
8am – 3pm

Location

Vancouver Island Conference Centre

101 Gordon Street, Nanaimo, BC

Description

Speakers for 2019 include:

Katherine Craig, Principal, Spearhead Consulting

Paddy Bradley, Executive Director, Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association

Christina Nikiforuk, Principal, Liberate Leadership

Meryl Ditchburn Heinz, Roads Specialist, City of Nanaimo

This year we will explore:

  • Finding time to excel at work, your passions, family and Yourself
  • Developing strength and confidence in your own voice
  • Getting ahead and mapping your future
  • Networking tools & tips
  • Finding your champion and supporting other women

Cost:

$225 plus GST

Group Rates for 4 or more: $200 plus GST each

Register at: https://events.eply.com/2019WIPWNanaimo

Hosted by:

 

2019 Women in Public Works: Burnaby

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Date and Time

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
8am – 3pm

Location

Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion

6871 Roberts Street, Burnaby, BC

Speakers for 2019 include:

Katherine Craig, Principal, Spearhead Consulting

Christina Nikiforuk, Principal, Liberate Leadership

Lisa Spitale, Chief Administrative Officer, City of New Westminster

Karen Stewart, Senior Manager Geomatics, City of Abbotsford

This year we will explore:

  • Finding time to excel at work, your passions, family and Yourself
  • Developing strength and confidence in your own voice
  • Getting ahead and mapping your future
  • Networking tools & tips
  • Finding your champion and supporting other women

Cost:

$225 plus GST

Group Rates for 4 or more: $200 plus GST each

Register at: https://events.eply.com/2019WIPWBurnaby

Hosted by:

2019 Women in Public Works: Kelowna

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Date and Time

Friday, March 8th, 2019
8am – 3pm

Location

Delta Hotels Grand Okanagan Resort

1310 Water Street, Kelowna BC

Columbia Room

Speakers for 2019 include:

Katherine Craig, Principal, Spearhead Consulting

Donna Lommer, VP Support Services and Chief Financial Officer, Interior Health

Jen Fretz, Civic Operations Director, City of Kamloops

This year we will explore:

  • Finding time to excel at work, your passions, family and Yourself
  • Developing strength and confidence in your own voice
  • Getting ahead and mapping your future
  • Networking tools & tips
  • Finding your champion and supporting other women

Cost:

$225 plus GST

Group Rates for 4 or more: $200 plus GST each

Register at: https://events.eply.com/2019WIPWKelowna

Hosted by: City of Kelowna

Public Works Supervisor Level Two – BCIT INFR 1120

Date and Time

Monday, May 13 – Friday, May 17, 2019
8:30am – 4:30pm

Location

BCIT Downtown Campus

555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC

Description

The focus  of this level is on the Supervisor. Individuals may be in consideration for a mid-management position OR are serving in that role currently. These courses provide basic management fundamentals and will prepare the individual for Level 3 of this program.

Program information: Public Works Supervisor Program Information 2016

Cost:

Regular: $1,270 plus GST

Register at: https://events.eply.com/PWS22019

In Partnership With:

Winter Maintenance Operator Certificate

Dates and Time

Burnaby – Wednesday October 9, 2019
Sparwood/Fernie – Thursday October 10, 2019
9am – 2pm

Location

City of Burnaby: Shadbold Centre

Sparwood/Fernie: To be confirmed

Description

This course content has been developed in by PWABC in collaboration with Vaisala and snow and ice professionals from Lethbridge and Minneapolis. It builds on the content delivered in 2018 and incorporates an introduction to best practices for operations staff responsible for snow removal and also includes tips for smaller municipalities.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Preparations based on weather forecasts
  • Salt and sand applications, rates of application and speeds
  • Pre trips on plow equipment and loaders
  • Best practices to remove snow regionally i.e. roundabouts, driveways, bike lanes
  • Public education, outreach and social media i.e. responsibility to clear sidewalks
  • Liquid salt brine, application and precautions, pros and cons
  • Salt management, storing and handling
  • Snow plowing, preparation and equipment, precautions and hazards
  • Risk assessments for plowing, salting, sanding and brine applications
  • Use of RWIS (Road Weather Information Systems) in larger municipality
  • Use of Traffic Camera, CCTV, SCADA, AWL, and communication devices
  • Best practices for training new staff

Who should attend?

  • All levels of winter maintenance field staff;
  • Public works professionals new to winter maintenance;
  • Public works professionals looking to hear new ideas and gain different perspectives.

Instructors:

  • Mark DeVries, Vaisala
  • Bret Hodne, Public Work Director, City of West Des Moines
  • John Scharffbillig, Director of Fleet Services, City of Minneapolis
  • Lee Perkins, Transportation Operations Manager City of Lethbridge
  • Wilf Nixon, Vice President, Salt Institute

Cost: $149 plus GST includes morning coffee & lunch. Free parking

Register: 

Burnaby: https://events.eply.com/2019WMOBurnaby

Sparwhttps:https://events.eply.com/2019WMOSparwood

Cancellation Policy:

Registration for this course can be transferred to another individual at any time. Cancellations are permitted until October 1st and will be subject to a $50 fee. No refunds are available after this date.