Colorado Public Works Journal, Summer 2023

SPRING-SUMMER 2023┃39 GOING THE EXTRA MILE | 19 FRIDAY, 9/29 Operator Training Program // 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 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. Vital Collaboration with Emergency Operations During Winter Storm Conditions Presented By: Robert Carmosino, Police Department and Streets Division Representatives, City of Loveland, CO Emergency managers assist with analyzing the situation (local, county, and statewide), notifications, communications, resource management, and learning how today’s preparation leads to tomorrow’s successes or failures. Learn how to build a collaborative relationship with your emergency manager that will prove vital during winter storm conditions. What to Know About Private Sector Snow Removal Presented By: Martyn Church, Eco Snow Removal Learn about private contracted snow removal for Commercial and Residential clients. Martyn will cover staffing, equipment, product application, and anything else you want to ask. Plus, learn about Eco Snow Removal, Martyn’s approach to making snow operations eco-friendly. Stories from the Road Moderated By: DJ Hughes and Mike Schauster, Pitkin County, CO 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. – 10:15 a.m. Snow Removal in the Snowiest Place in the World Presented By: Brandon Hotopp, Arapahoe County Learn about snow removal in Misawa, Japan—one of the top three snowiest places in the world. We’ll discuss the differences in snow removal operations and equipment, as well as how to handle massive amounts of snow. Cascading Events and Unintended Consequences Presented By: Lori Hodges, Larimer County Lori will review different catastrophic events, and how decision-making can affect outcomes. See how cascading events can also increase critical thinking during, and after emergencies and disasters. Plus, learn the importance of relationships in the response to major events. APWA Excellence in Snow & Ice Control Winner Presented By: Brian Rowe, Rob Winter, and Eric Lucas, Town of Windsor, CO The APWA Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award was established to promote excellence in managing and administrating public works snow and ice operations, and to promote best practices in snow and ice removal while minimizing environmental impacts. This year, the Town of Windsor, CO was recognized for its innovative processes and operations. Join us to hear about their trail-blazing efforts. Morning Tracks Part 3 // 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Leading Multiple Generations in the Workforce: A Multi-Generational Perspective Presented By: Mike Coffey, EnviroTech Services; Dan Schacher, Alaska DOT; and Allison Madison, Wisconsin Salt Wise As the gray tsunami continues, employees across all levels of public works are retiring, while the pandemic has impacted workforce stability. Having a clear plan in place to identify and develop future leaders is critical. Discover how a servant leadership philosophy can help attract and retain multigenerational teams. Presenters from multiple generations and roles in public works will share their experiences, and share their vision of effective succession planning. Improving Employee Morale, Creative Approaches to Attract New Employees Moderated By: Susie Hervert, Town of Vail; Tony Fietzer, City of DePere; and Tom Aguilar, CDOT Public Works is continually faced with issues in recruiting and retaining employees. This interactive panel discussion will look at strategies for attracting new employees while keeping a high retention level of existing staff. Snow Removal from Trails Moderated By: Mike Saaranen, Denver Parks & Recreation Explore the challenges and process of managing snow removal on urban trails, including types of equipment used, communication process, and how managers make the call. Awards Banquet Luncheon and Featured Speaker // 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Featured speaker Keith Reester from the City of Littleton shares his journey hiking 500 miles of the Colorado Trail. Plus, join us for the Roadeo Awards and major prize drawings.