Ohio APWA Committees

Members include state president, branch presidents, one designee from each branch, state secretary

Purpose of Committee: Publish Chapter Newsletter, maintain Chapter website, and manage social media

Goals for the Year:

  • Publish newsletter every quarter: February, May, August, November
  • Migrate to new website platform in Q2 (May)
  • Maintain website with current information about the Chapter,Develop Social Media presence (i.e. Facebook and Twitter)
  • Share training opportunities with Ohio Chapter members through the development of a training calendar
  • Share Job Openings with Ohio Chapter members

There are a wealth of organizations that host training opportunities, in state, that would be of benefit to Ohio APWA members, including LTAP, IRWA, ATSSA, and Builders Exchange. A Training Calendar can easily be developed and posted on our web site http://ohio.apwa.net/education/events/ and serve as a resource for other chapters and Ohio APWA members.

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Ohio Public Works Expo rotates each year among the four branches.

Chair is Chapter President, Co Chair is President of hosting branch.  

  • Committee will advise with planning and oversight for the State Conference. 
  • At least 3 State Board members will attend each planning meeting either by phone or in person.  
  • Committee members shall be experienced in planning state shows
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Scholarship Committee:

Objectives and Goals:

Develop, maintain, and implement a procedure for advertising scholarship opportunities, receiving scholarship applications, evaluating applications, and awarding scholarships to successful applicants. The scholarship program will be divided into Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship subcommittees. Don Mares will chair the Undergraduate Scholarship Subcommittee, and Kevin Weaver will chair the Graduate Scholarship Subcommittee. The undergraduate scholarship subcommittee consists of Don Mares, Bob Myers, Bob Badger, and Paul Sherry. The procedure for the undergraduate scholarships is as follows:

1. In December of each year, the Chair confirms with the state board that we are continuing the scholarship program, and determines the total budget and the amount of the individual awards. The Chair works with contact person who sends out scholarship applications and flyers (flyers prepared by Ohio APWA) to Civil Engineering Departments and Financial Aid offices of Universities in the State of Ohio. It’s identified on the application form (and cover letter to the universities) that applications are due by March 1 of the following year (or the next closest day if the first falls on a weekend). Applications are sent to the Chair. Attached is a copy of the blank scholarship application and sample cover letter.

2. As the Chair receives applications he forwards them to the reviewers.

3. We independently perform our reviews of the applications. Attached is a review spreadsheet that we’ve used in the past, but each reviewer is free to develop their own spreadsheet.

4. Rankings of all of the applicants are forwarded to the Chair byMarch 15 (1, 2, 3, 4, …), and he summarizes the rankings. The lowest score wins. For example, if someone is ranked 1st by all four reviewers, their overall score is 4 which is the lowest possible score).

5. The Chair sends letters (either congratulations or regrets) to all applicants. The letters to the successful applicants also include an invitation to our State conference to receive recognition. The Chair also prepares letters to the universities of the successful applicants and send these letters to our State treasurer (Valerie Klingman) so she can send a $1,500 check to the Civil Engineering Office for their account.


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Ohio Delegate:  Anthony DiPietro with Cargill Deicing Technology

(Delegate is chair, Alternate Delegate is member)

Goal and Objective:
To do the best job possible representing the Ohio Chapter and its branches at the Regional and National levels.

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Graduate Scholarship Committee: 


Objectives and Goals: 

Develop, maintain, and implement a procedure for advertising scholarship opportunities, receiving scholarship applications, evaluating applications, and awarding scholarships to successful applicants. The scholarship program will be divided into Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship subcommittees. The procedure for the graduate scholarships is as follows: 

1. In December of each year, the Chair confirms with the state board that we are continuing the scholarship program, and determines the total budget and the amount of the individual awards. The Chair works with the contact person who sends out scholarship applications and flyers (flyers prepared by Ohio APWA) to Civil Engineering Departments and Financial Aid offices of Universities in the State of Ohio. It’s identified on the application form (and cover letter to the universities) that applications are due by March 1 of the following year (or the next closest day if the first falls on a weekend). Applications are sent to the Chair. Attached is a copy of the blank scholarship application and sample cover letter. 

2. As the Chair receives applications he forwards them to the reviewers. 

3. We independently perform our reviews of the applications. Attached is a review spreadsheet that we’ve used in the past, but each reviewer is free to develop their own spreadsheet. 

4. Rankings of all of the applicants are forwarded to the Chair by March 15 (1, 2, 3, 4, …), and he summarizes the rankings. The lowest score wins. For example, if someone is ranked 1st by all four reviewers, their overall score is 4 which is the lowest possible score). 

5. The Chair sends letters (either congratulations or regrets) to all applicants. The letters to the successful applicants also include an invitation to our State conference to receive recognition. The Chair also prepares letters to the universities of the successful applicants and sends these letters to our State treasurer (Valerie Klingman) so she can send a check to the Civil Engineering Office for their account.      Read more..

Committee Objectives - 2016

The awards program was established to recognize outstanding individuals, groups and chapters representing the best in the public works profession. The committee objective is to nominate and provide recognition to those agencies, individuals or groups furthering the public works effort.


Committee Goals for – 2016

Most of the awards solicit for nominees in the first quarter of each year. The goal for the committee would be to actively seek nominees during 2016 for the 2017 nomination year. The purpose of the awards are to acknowledge excellence in public works. Potential applicants should not see this as additional work, but as an opportunity to demonstrate excellence.


Awards Committee Report

Update:

Ohio submitted 5 award nominations.

Top 10 Public Works Leader of the Year
    – Fred Stovall, City of Dayton
Public Works Project of the Year – Environment $25-$75 Million Division 
    – Scioto Greenways Project, City of Columbus: Won PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Public Works Project of the Year for Small Cities/Rural Communities – Transportation
    – East High Street Gateway, City of Hamilton
Sustainability Practices Award 
    – Illegal Dumping Program, City of Dayton
Technical Innovation Award 
    – RFID Road Tags, City of Dayton


Presidential Award for Chapter Excellence (PACE) – The Ohio Chapter won the PACE Award for 2016!

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