Colorado Public Works Journal, Summer 2022

12 | REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.WESTERNSNOWANDICE.COM Winter Maintenance Supervisor Certificate Workshop // 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Morning Tracks Part I // 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Traffic Management During Storms Presented By: Patrick Chavez, CDOT Winter operations is challenging by itself, but when a roadway incident occurs, it dramatically increases challenges and stress at all levels. The Traffic Incident Management (TIM) program can help you develop an effective response that will provide your agency benefits for the entire year. How Farmington Hills, Michigan Has Improved Their Winter Challenges Through Innovation Presented By: Bryan Pickworth, City of Farmington Hills, MI Bryan will share what the city’s team has implemented over the last 30+ years, including best practices in liquid usage, training, equipment specifications, plow route efficiencies, and more. Learn how to be proactive with higher volumes of traffic (like in Metro Detroit), and the challenge of gravel roads mixed in a city environment. He’ll also cover how the team prepares and manages expectations to maintain Farmington Hills’ high level of service, “buy-in “with team members, and how to navigate through staff shortages. Stories from the Road Moderated By: Kacey Grosskreuz, Summit County Road and Bridge This session is so popular it has become an annual session. Hear unique stories – from frightening to laughable – and share your out-of-the-ordinary experiences removing snow. Morning Tracks Part 2 // 9:10 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Railroad and Snow Operations Presented By: Thomas Gates, BNSF Railway Police Department Learn best practices when working with Burlington/Santa Fe Railroad Operations, and understand safety guidelines at railroad crossings. Women in the Workforce Presented By: Keller Hayes, Transportation and Construction GIRL Ms. Hayes has a passion for sharing career opportunities in construction and transportation for women. Hear how the workforce is changing and becoming more diversified, with career building for woman and minority business owners. Generations in the Work Place Presented By: David Bailey, HR Consultant (Milwaukee, WI) Having different generations in the workplace is common these days. In most cases, team members of varying ages work together on the same project or task. Others may even manage multiple generations of workers at the same time. This session provides some strategies and techniques that can be used to keep the workplace cohesive. Morning Tracks Part 3 // 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Salt Wise Cities Presented By: Allison Madison, Wisconsin Salt Wise Paving the way in smart salting practices is a multi-faceted endeavor. Learn how municipalities of all sizes are infusing Salt Wise practices into their trainings, policies, outreach and communications. Equipment open houses, webinars, and social media, are a few of the platforms used to share outcomes, and leverage local successes into regional wins. Snow Removal in Construction Zones Presented By: Jesse Ross and Josh Sutherland, CDOT When different agencies are involved there can be challenges in making sure that a safe and efficient roadway will be maintained, while maximizing the safety and productivity of the worksite. Being able to coordinate with other agencies, and having a pre-storm plan is crucial to safe operations before, during, and after winter events. This session will cover the planning, execution, and follow-up during snow removal operations in short-term and long-term construction projects that impact state highways. Awards Banquet Luncheon and Featured Speaker // 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 12 p.m. - Featured Speakers: Daniel Schacher, Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities and Mike Coffey, EnviroTech Services, Inc. Presenting “Turning the Page: Adapting to Varied Leadership Roles Throughout Our Careers” Learn how a now-retired Baby Boomer and a Generation X leader supported, collaborated, and mentored – and then reverse mentored each other to help grow their influence in the public works field. Plus, join us for the Roadeo Awards and major prize drawings. Register on the Guidebook app for a list of all available valuable prizes, and for your chance to win. Friday, 9/30 19

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