Colorado Public Works Journal, Summer 2022

Opening Ceremony and Featured Speaker // 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Color Guard Flag Presentation by the CSU Color Guard; National Anthem; opening remarks by Loveland City Manager Steve Adams, APWA Colorado Chapter President Paul Ruud, APWA Region IX Director Tina Nelson, former APWA National President-Elect Dan Hartman, and APWA National President Keith Pugh. FEATURED SPEAKER: Charles Marshall, Presenting “The Power of Kindness; Impacting Your Community Through the Subtle, Unassailable Force of Kindness” In an era of escalating tensions due to constant health crises, rising costs, staff shortages, and supply chain issues, kindness is a response that will elevate your personal and professional life. In this thoroughly inspiring and uplifting program, Charles Marshall invites you to consider the power of kindness in everyday life, and maintains that consistent daily acts of kindness will propel your success and ensure your legacy. Major Sponsor Showcase: SRM Kodiak // 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Morning Tracks // 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Front Range Weather Forecasting Presented By: Jon Tarleton, Baron Weather Inc. It is certainly not hard to find a weather forecast these days. However, finding something that will help you make decisions about winter maintenance can be another story. Let’s spend some time and talk about where to get the best forecast for your needs and budget. Then we are going to focus on what weather conditions meteorologists use along the front range to make a good winter forecast. Getting your Associates Degree in Highway Maintenance Presented By: Susan Baillargeon, Front Range Community College Colorado Department of Transportation, Front Range Community College, and state partners like APWA and LTAP collaborated to develop the first-in-the-nation two-year Associate of Applied Science in Highway Maintenance Management degree program. This session will show public works employees how they can reach their professional goals. Performance Management Presented By: Laura Fay, Western Transportation Institute at Montana State and Wilfrid Nixon, Professional Snowfighters Association It is an old, true saying that you cannot manage what you do not measure. But, in a winter storm, what do you need to manage, and how should you measure it? We will explore the ways in which agencies are measuring their actions, and the steps they are taking to use those measurements to improve their outcomes. Come and learn about how to demystify performance management! Winter Maintenance Supervisor Certificate Workshop // 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. BBQ Lunch // 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Afternoon Tracks Part I // 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Snowplowing Techniques, Where Does the Snow Go? Presented By: Corey Rivera, City of Colorado Springs Learn snowplowing techniques and what to consider for snow placement in both residential and downtown areas. Plus, options and ideas on where to haul, pile, and clear. Keeping Up With Employee Morale Presented By: David Bailey, HR Consultant (Milwaukee, WI) and Tony Fietzer, City of De Pere, WI Positive employee morale is integral to the safety and welfare of the workforce. Not only is a happy employee more productive and focused, retention can be increased, and workforce incidents can be reduced. This session provides resources to help you identify issues and how to address the needs of your staff. Communication/Public Outreach During Storms Presented By: TBD, KCNC (Channel 4) In our current online culture, and with so many choices for where the public can go to get information, how does the media gather information and make decisions on where, and how to communicate. Learn how best to work with the media to ensure timely information is distributed. Major Sponsor Showcase: FORCE America // 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Major Sponsor Showcase: Kois Brothers // 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Thursday, 9/29 READY. SET. SNOW! | FOCUS ON THE FUTURE | 9 16