Colorado Public Works Journal, Summer 2022

6 | REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.WESTERNSNOWANDICE.COM Roadeo Course Setup & Judges Orientation // 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. All Roadeo judges and committee members should report. Early Registration for Conference & Roadeo // 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Roadeo Registration // 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Conference Registration Opens // 7:00 a.m. Roadeo Competitors Orientation // 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Roadeo Written & Diagnostics Test - Single Axle, Tandem Axle, Loader, Grader, Skid Steer // 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Roadeo Competition - Single Axle, Tandem Axle, Loader, Grader, Skid Steer // 9:15 a.m. – Completion Major Sponsor Showcase: John Deere // 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Morning Tracks // 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Sand and Street Sweeping Program Presented By: Jessica Ferko and Mike Silverstein, Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) RAQC, in conjunction with local and state street maintenance departments, developed a street sanding program, which has achieved a weighted average, regionwide emissions reduction of around 50%. Learn how this success story in improved air quality program was created! How New Mobile Technology Helped Agencies Reduce Salt and Save Money Presented By: Larry Schneider, City of Ft. Collins Streets Department; Bret Hodne, City of West Des Moines, IA; and Mark DeVries, Vaisala, Inc. This session will focus on new mobile sensors that were installed on snow plows and supervisor vehicles, and the positive effect the data had on agencies. Learn about these sensors, the software, and what they are capable of. Winter Readiness - Emergency Management Team Coordination Presented By: Jesse Ross and David Manzanares, CDOT; and Sgt. Bart Trippel, Colorado State Patrol This session illustrates the ins and outs of coordinating with multiple agencies, local muncipalities, counties, and states. Major Sponsor Showcase: CompassCom // 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Morning Tracks // 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. A Slow Start and a Late Finish: Reviewing the 2021-2022 Snow Season and Looking Ahead to Winter Presented By: Russ Shoemacher, CSU Colorado Climate Center Get an overview of the last snow season, and see what the outlooks are showing for the upcoming winter. Building a Weather Program for Your Agency Presented By: Mark DeVries and Bert Murillo, Vaisala, Inc., Larry Schneider, City of Ft. Collins Streets Department; and Tony Coventry, Federal Highway Administration Many agencies are still relying on media sources for their weather information. While this information has improved, this session will highlight many affordable, new and existing options that agencies can implement to help them make informed winter maintenance decisions. Oh My GARsh! Communicating and Planning Winter Maintenance Presented By: Caitlin Frye, Michael Baker International; Wilfrid Nixon, Professional Snowfighters Association; and Sarah Schacher, Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities When you’re responding to a storm and helping people get back on the road in the winter, what does the public care about how you get your job done? As anyone with a social media account knows, they care a whole lot! Learn why your story matters, and how a public outreach strategy can pay dividends for your agency’s credibility. Learn specific strategies from a case study that ties together planning, communications, winter maintenance, and capital projects. Lunch // 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Major Sponsor Showcase: DawsonIS // 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tuesday Wednesday Tuesday, 9/27 & Wednesday, 9/28 9