Colorado Public Works Journal, Winter 2024

52┃ Colorado Public Works Journal Jay Goldie is the Deputy City Manager/Public Works Director of the City of Cherry Hills Village and can be reached at 303.783.2731 or APWA INSIGHTS Jay Goldie Helping APWA Become a Resource for Everyone Happy New Year! The first thing I would like to say is “Thank you” to Mark Jackson for his time serving as the President of the Colorado Chapter of APWA. Mark has put in a significant amount of time and effort to ensure the Chapter continues to be an exceptional organization. He truly has supported those who operate, improve, and maintain public works infrastructure through his advocacy and member engagement. APWA serves professionals in all aspects of public works—a fact that sets us apart from other organizations and makes our organization an effective voice of public works. APWA includes not only personnel from local, county, state/province, and federal agencies, but also private sector personnel who supply products and services to those professionals. Membership in APWA is open to any individual, agency, or corporation with an interest in public works and infrastructure issues. In 2024 the Colorado Chapter will continue to provide educational opportunities for all our members. The chapter strives to provide a wide variety of timely and relevant training and networking opportunities for everyone engaged in the public works industry. Take the time to visit our website @ to find a schedule of events, or the APWA National site @ https://www. for a number of great resources. APWA Colorado is only one of many education and advocacy organizations for public works in Colorado. We all need to continue to work together to make sure we get the same message out about the importance of what we do in public works. Even more importantly we need to band together to continue to develop the public works “workforce”. The success of public works relies on many factors, but the most important factor is our people. Whether in the public or private sectors, we are all competing for the same pool of talent when hiring employees. How can we attract the talent we need to continue to be successful in the future? I look forward to working with all of you and your organizations in the coming year to promote public works and the people who make it all happen. Let’s continue to work together in 2024 to ensure we provide the service that citizens expect and need. Let’s also work on improving our departments and organizations from the inside. Sometimes we in public works are our own worst enemy, we worry about everything and everyone else, but we don’t take care of ourselves. Let’s make 2024 about our people and our organizations. Let’s take the time to focus inward and look at modernizing our operational systems and updating how we do business. Lastly, please continue to submit your projects to all the organizations that have awards programs and show off all the great work you are doing. These programs are a great way to “toot our own horns”, no one else is going to do that for us as public works professionals. Also think about volunteering for one of the organizations you are a member of all these organizations depend on support from their membership to complete the great work they do. You never know you might grow your network and find a great new group of like-minded professionals to help develop and improve yourself and your organization. Thanks, and have a great year! SPRING-SUMMER 2023┃53 Call Us:303-710-9423 Serving Colorado & Surrounding Areas Planing Patching Trench Cutting Sweeping Recycled Asphalt Services Provided: Prime Milling is a family owned & operated full service asphalt milling company serving Colorado & surrounding areas. Putting Service Back In A Service Industry October 25, 2023 NOCOCSP.COM STUDENT INDUSTRY EXPO CONSTRUCTION CON IS A HANDS-ON, IMMERSIVE CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM DIFFERENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN NORTHERN COLORADO. THE EVENT IS DELIVERED BY NOCO CSP, A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, RAISING AWARENESS AND OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. SHOWCASE YOUR BUSINESS... BECOME A SPONSOR! Interested in sponsoring this event? Scan the QR code to learn about sponsorship levels and benefits. The Ranch Events Complex Loveland, CO Building Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow | C M Y CM MY CY CMY K quarterpg ad_v3.pdf 1 6/3/2022 12:34:14 PM PUBLIC WORKS COLORADO J O U R N A L NEWlogo_CPWJ:Layout 1 8/22/17 3:30 PM Page 1 CPWJ: Job Board To support our advertising partners and the construction industry we have created a JOB BOARD on our website. Go to: NEWS RELEASE SUMMER 2023 Are you recruiting Supporting our industry Add your companies vacancies