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APWA 101: The Basics Kirk Holmes Kittitas County Director of Public Works 2013 APWA Washington Chapter Treasurer Emergency Management Committee.

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1 APWA 101: The Basics Kirk Holmes Kittitas County Director of Public Works 2013 APWA Washington Chapter Treasurer Emergency Management Committee

2 Our Shared History

3 APWA – 1937 to Today

4 APWA: Basic Facts 501(c)3 tax exempt organization – Focus on education; one corporate entity 29,339 members 1928 public agencies; 772 corporate 64 chapters and 85 branches $11.3 million annual operating budget (National); $19 million (combined) 749 events; (prior 12 months)

5 APWA Washington Chapter Executive Board sets Policy and Strategy – President, Vice-Pres., Secretary, Treasurer 8 member Board of Directors – Two Year Terms – Immediate Past President and Chapter Delegate – Quarterly Board Meetings Fall and Spring Conferences West and East Area Meetings

6 Membership and Committees 1480 Members – August 1, Committees – Technical Committees (11) – Education – Government Affairs – Diversity – Emergency Management – Management and Public Administration – Scholarship

7 Strategic Plan Vision To be the organization of choice in providing public works education, advocacy, expertise, and public awareness for its diverse community of members. Mission Create educational and networking opportunities to facilitate knowledge exchange. Provide trusted information for public works policy makers and stakeholders. Rewarding and recognizing excellence and innovation

8 Goal #2 – Expand Partnerships Vision of Success – Joint Conferences or meetings – Presentations at partner conferences – Incorporate joint awards and recognitions – Sharing of information – Joint positioning papers or statements

9 Why do we Exist? To be the primary gateway resource for education, knowledge exchange and services To be the public policy advocate for the public infrastructure To be recognized as the brand name for credible information and preferred choice for membership

10 Questions Kirk S. Holmes


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