Colorado Public Works Journal, Summer 2023

16 | REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.WESTERNSNOWANDICE.COM THURSDAY, 9/28 Opening Ceremony and Featured Speaker // 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Color Guard Flag Presentation by the CSU ROTC Wing Walker Honor Guard; National Anthem by Windsor High School; opening remarks by Loveland City Manager Steve Adams and APWA Colorado Chapter President Mark Jackson. FEATURED SPEAKER: Karl Mecklenburg, Presenting “Teamwork and Leadership in a Changing World” Story-based and full of humor, Karl’s presentation brings a team together in times of change, and fights complacency in times of success. He’ll share his life lessons learned from the NFL that can be applied anywhere. Major Sponsor Showcase: PlowOps - Transitioning Your Fleet Operations into Modern, Digital Assets // 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Morning Tracks // 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Can I Bring My Pet Monkey to Work? The Limits of Expression In and Outside the Workplace Presented By: Chuck Passaglia, Defend Work We live in a time when anyone can—and frequently wants to—be heard. This lively session addresses the limits of employee expression on- and off-the-job. Topics include an employee’s right to privacy, when griping about work is protected, workplace romance and other relationships, religious beliefs and practices in and outside work, political and social justice advocacy, use of social media and other technology, and engaging in dangerous activities such as drug and alcohol misuse or abuse. . Powering the Future: Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Presented By: Diego Lopez, Northern Colorado Clean Cities Curious about the future of energy and transportation? Explore Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology, its benefits, challenges and potential to revolutionize the way we think about energy storage and consumption. We’ll cover grid stability, energy costs, standardized charging infrastructure, regulatory barriers, and potential revenue for EV owners. Whether you’re an EV owner, an energy industry professional, or simply someone interested in the latest advancements in sustainability, this presentation is for you. Leveraging Strategic Partnerships for Career Advancement and Workforce Development Presented By: Susan Baillargeon, FRCC and Heather Carlson, Colorado LTAP See how LTAP and Front Range Community College are progressing their offerings by leveraging existing programming with an intentional approach to recruitment, retention, and succession. Winter Maintenance Supervisor Certificate Workshop // 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lunch // 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Afternoon Tracks Part I // 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. All Aboard the Nonstop Train of Winter Storms in the Western US During Winter 2022-23 Presented By: Russ Schumacher, CSU CO Climate Center The Western US saw a very active winter in 2022-23, with repeated storms and atmospheric rivers bringing record snowfall to the mountains of California, Utah and even Colorado. We’ll recap the 2022-23 snow season across the west, including the weather and climate patterns that set the stage, where the snow totals landed in historical context, and the places that missed out on all the action. Creating and Maintaining a Successful Apprenticeship Program Presented By: Jessica Mathis, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and Stacy Phillips Learning, City of Loveland Join this panel discussion with Apprenticeship Colorado and City of Loveland to learn how to structure and create a successful Registered Apprenticeship Program to recruit talent in today’s tough job market—covering. partnerships, funding opportunities, success stories and lessons learned. Hands-On Pre and Post Trips Presented By: Bryce Scott and Ben Nuci, City of Colorado Springs Pre and post trip checks are vital to ensuring maximum effectiveness while conducting snow and ice operations. The addition of plow, sander, and liquid capabilities produce various supplementary requirements compared to standard CDL inspections. Learn key items to examine for snow and ice operations. Plus, get identification and troubleshooting tips for common issues to help keep trucks on the road.