Presidents Message Janaury 2018

Presidents Message
January 2018

It is my honor and privilege to represent the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Public Works Association. Our Chapter is over 120 members strong and growing, in the coming years, we hope to increase the number of people involved in the Chapter activities.

The Public Works Departments in your community are the heartbeat of the community and Public Works professionals are the life blood. Please take a moment to consider the functions performed by the Public Works Department and how it impacts on nearly everything you do. It impacts daily life activities such as: the water you drink, the roads, sidewalks and the transit systems you travel to get to your work or school, the park you enjoy when eating lunch or an evening concert and the clean, efficient removal of your waste and recyclables all serve a purpose or a goal of sustainability and resilience in our community.

APWA is dedicated to being a comprehensive resource for improvement for all Public Works employees. As a Chapter, we try to serve our members by promoting our profession and improving public awareness through an exchange of knowledge through our Chapter activities. Chapter activities typically revolve around the education of our members on issues that we deal with on a regular basis. Our Chapter holds monthly meetings which include occasional guest speakers, as well as, round-table discussions. APWA being the largest and oldest organization of its kind in the world provides many tools to help you perform your job more efficiently. Many of our members participate in an APWA INFONOW community, which is an e-mail based tool, which allows you to solicit views from around the country on any topic that may be of interest. There are also multitudes of publications, Regional Workshops and WEB based workshops to utilize. However, the Chapter meetings and functions are the best value your membership delivers.  I invite you to attend one of YOUR Chapters next events.  They are very close to where you live or work.

I would like to thank the Past-Presidents and Board members for their leadership in making our Chapter what it is today. In addition, I would like to thank the current Chapter Leaders for their interest and dedication in continuing the improvement of our Chapter.

Thank you for visiting our Chapter website and I would like to encourage you to let me or any of the Chapter Leaders know what additional resources you may need from the APWA to help you be more effective whether it be within the community or on your job because we are here to assist and serve our communities.

Dan Malloy
President
Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter
APWA
dmalloy@pennoni.com

 

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