SPWA stands for the Saskatchewan Public Works Association. It is an Association of public works officials from municipal agencies across the province as well as companies and suppliers of consulting services, technologies, and equipment used in typical public works areas of responsibility. These areas include road and street maintenance, solid waste collection and disposal, municipal water and wastewater operations, storm water management, transportation, traffic control, fleet maintenance, building and grounds maintenance and other related areas.
The Association strives to promote professionalism in the public works field and provide a network through which members can share and receive useful information. Membership in the association provides an opportunity to meet other public works officials who share common responsibilities and services. The networking and exchange of information can help members improve the efficiency and operations of any local public works department.
2015 Annual Conference and Tradeshow
Public Works, Connecting... it all together
Conference Call for Papers
Today our municipalities face numerous environmental, legislative, and financial challenges in maintaining our Public Works systems. These challenges affect us directly, or indirectly, on a daily basis and can change the way we develop and operate.
For our 2015 Annual SPWA Conference and Tradeshow themed ‘Public Works, Connecting… it all together’, we want to share your expertise with our members. The event offers education to public works professionals and those that support them. The conference provides opportunities for Continuing Education sessions (0.3- 0.6 CEU), technical talks (1 hour maximum), a facility/equipment tour, plus other networking opportunities. You can be a speaker and share your know how with solid best practices, new perspectives, and/or innovative twists within the many areas of the public works spectrum.
Submissions should be sent in an electronic format to the Chapter Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org for evaluation by the SPWA’s Board before October 15, 2014. Please provide a detailed summary of your proposal along with a brief bio (2-3 sentences) of your experience. Clearly indicate the title of the presentation and the speaker’s full contact information.
* Please note that the selected speakers will be attending the event as experts to share their knowledge and experience with participants. We ask that speakers refrain from selling any product or service during their presentation. We reserve the right to reject a presentation that we will consider too commercial in nature.
Advantages offered to presenters:
The SPWA Annual Conference is an excellent vehicle to promote your technological and scientific innovations or your study findings and experience to a vast target audience. The Conference is attended by the delegates from all disciplines of public works including administration, management, engineers, and operational staff. This makes it the most important multi-sector gathering in the province. Speakers will benefit from visibility in the SPWA’s Western Canada publication The Roadrunner, the Conference Program, and the Chapter website. They will also be granted free admittance/meals to the Conference for the day of their presentation.
Who will be attending?
The SPWA Annual Conference is designed for all disciplines of public works. Invited are the over 800 Saskatchewan communities, RMs, and First Nations, along with government and municipal representatives and decision-makers, municipal engineers, environmental consultants, suppliers, contractors, and the consulting firms.
All application forms and information on the 2015 Conference and Tradeshow can be found under our 'Events' page. http://saskatchewan.cpwa.net/events/12717/
2014 SPWA Equipment Demo Day
Saskatchewan Public Works Association had a successful Equipment Demo Day that took place on August 22, 2014 in North Battleford, SK.
SPWA, the City of North Battleford, and Industrial Machine Inc. joined forces to present a practical session on their KM 8000T Trailer Mounted Asphalt Hot Box, and KM 2-18X Infrared Asphalt Heater to attendees.
For event highlights please follow this link: http://saskatchewan.cpwa.net/resources/images/
2014 National Public Works Week
Check out pictures highlighting National Public Works Week (NPWW) being celebrated in North Battleford and at our 2014 SPWA 'Water Sampling Analysis 1.0' Workshop in Yorkton: http://saskatchewan.cpwa.net/resources/images/
Congratulations to Derek Hoffman from the Town of Stoughton and Brad Secundiak from the Town of Sturgis for winning the mounted prints of "Building for today, Planning for tomorrow" by Lane duPont.
This years theme "Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow" represents the classic idea of stewardship embodied by the profession of public works and the professionals that practice it. Focusing on the communities; "building" points out the day to day aspect of public works that is quality of life, while "planning" references the sustainable practices that ensure that quality of life for future generations.
Membership now includes, at no extra charge:
• Registration for live Click, Listen & Learn webinars
• Access to recorded Click, Listen & Learn webinars in the Members’ Library
• 24/7 access to recorded educational sessions from past International Public Works Congress & Exposition events in the Members’ Library
• Access to e-books in the Members’ Library
• Earn CEUs or PDHs from all live or recorded Click, Listen & Learn programs you view with no additional “tracking fee.” (No tracking fee for CEUs/PDHs earned from other APWA national events either!)
In addition to the opportunities members have enjoyed for the past 75 years!
• Tap into the experience of more than 28,500 others in public works and public infrastructure (over 2,100 from Canada)
• Get connections to hundreds of corporations that provide products or services for public works
• Receive discounts on top notch live and online educational programs, books, videos, public outreach tools, and other materials
• Promote professional excellence in the public works industry through accreditation programs for public agencies, certification programs for individuals, and career path programs from the Donald C. Stone Center for Professional Excellence
• Support the profession with public outreach programs and the opportunity to be the voice of public works at the national or local level
APWA/CPWA members handle issues in:
• Construction Management
• Emergency Management
• Engineering and Technology
• Fleet Services
• Grounds and Urban Forestry
• Leadership and Management
• Solid Waste
• Transportation (streets/roads, bridges, signage, and transit)
• Utility and Public Right-of-Way
• Water (potable, stormwater, and wastewater)
• Winter Maintenance
What makes APWA/CPWA different from other professional associations?
“APWA engages the full spectrum of public works professionals, and they’re all equal stakeholders. I’m a member of other professional organizations but don’t see the rate of return that APWA brings.” — Kurt Corey, Director of Public Works, City of Eugene, OR
“What I find by being a member of APWA is its 'one stop shopping'. Other associations can specialize in their areas of expertise, which is great, but what APWA does for me is that I can go to one place and find all the information on any topic I need in the very diverse world of public works.” — Brenda Herrman, Director of Public Works (retired), City of Hays, KS
Join today! Visit www2.apwa.net/membership/PickMembership.asp or call 800-848-APWA.
Power Up with APWA/CPWA. The Power of One. The Strength of Many.
Check out our new job postings for the Public Works Field under the 'Resources' tab or follow this link: http://saskatchewan.cpwa.net/resources/employment/