American Public Works Association
Colorado Chapter Board Meeting Minutes
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Pamela WeimerExcused Absences:
John McCarty, President, called the meeting to order at 1:04pm and welcomed the group and our special guests, Brian Usher, APWA National President and Jill Marilley, Region IX Director. The group did self-introductions.
Jill Marilley thanked the Colorado Chapter for help in organizing the Region IX dinner and updated the group on activities occurring at the National level.
The July 17, 2015 minutes were distributed in the agenda package emailed to the Board members prior to the meeting. Dave Bennetts motioned to approve the minutes as submitted and John Baker seconded the motion. The minutes were approved unanimously.
Renee Railsback reported that the LTAP Board has two open positions. They are looking for towns, specifically, to participate. The Wyoming LTAP center is working with CDOT on a low volume roads survey and encouraged everyone to fill out the survey. She also mentioned the State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) had money left over last year and there will be new money available in 2016. Renee has information for those that are interested. She also mentioned that John Polhemus has retired and Steve Marshall resigned from the CARMA board so there are two open positions. They may make some changes at this time of transition. If you are interested in being on the committee, please talk to Renee.
Michelle Stevens is working on areas she would like to focus on during her presidency in 2016; the YP group, internships and technical committees. If you have suggestions, please send them to her. The YP webcast done by Melissa Jucha and Kimberly Dall was very well done and should be available on National’s website in October. Brian Usher reiterated the importance of utilizing the YP group and keeping them involved.
Kimberly Dall mentioned that the YP group is still planning to do the “speed meeting” with experienced members to share their experiences.
Pete remarked that this will be his last official board meeting since he will be unable to attend the November meeting. He has enjoyed his eight years on the Board and thanked the Board for the opportunity.