Engineering & Public Works Institute Overview

The Engineering & Public Works Institute is a workshop track, within the general agenda of the League's Annual Conference, designed to answer the continuing educational needs of municipal engineers and public works directors and staff.

Each year, the EPW Committee members review workshop proposals and suggest workshop topics that would be most useful for Professional Development Hours (PDH), building the agenda for the EPW Institute.  This track always contains an opening day roundtable for discussion of hot EPW topics and a closing day workshops devoted to ethics and leadership .  The workshops chosen to fill out the agenda are topics the Committee believes will most benefit public works staff and directors.  Engineering & Public Works track  workshops are marked with an asterisk (*) on the Conference Agenda.

While this track is designed with engineers and public works staff in mind, everyone is welcome to attend the workshops on this track. 

Attendees interested in PDH credit should take a documentation sheet that will be available for pick up in workshop rooms and use these, in combination with confirmation of Conference registration, as the proof of attendance.

Many workshops outside the EPW track may be of use to municipal staff from EPW departments, and documentation can be produced for any of the Conference workshops, though we can't guarantee an audit of PDH topics would approve all the workshops.  Please email Lori Matthews lmatthews@lwm-info.org to request non-EPW track documentation, and we will work with you to have paperwork available for pick up at the Conference..    

 

2018 Engineering & Public Works Committee

Chairman
Rick Schmidt, Public Works Director
Nekoosa

1st Vice Chairman
Amber Thomas, Director of Public Works
Grafton

2nd Vice Chairman
Josh Radomski, Director of Public Works
Menasha

Secretary
Dan Koski, Director of Public Infrastructure
Manitowoc

Past Chairmen
Tom Pinion, Director of Public Works
Baraboo

Roger Strohm, Director of Public Works
Fredonia

Greg Lee, Director of Public Works
Dodgeville

Rob Vanden Noven, Director of Public Works
Port Washington

​Engineering & Public Works Institute Agenda



  1. Wednesday, October 24
  2. Thursday, October 25
  3. Friday, October 26
8:00 a.m. Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. Deep Dives Begin (General Agenda)
10:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall Opens--93 Vendors!
Noon Light Buffet Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:00 p.m. General Session
1:30 p.m. Municipal Roundtable
3:30 p.m. Engineering & Public Works Roundtable*
4:30 p.m. President's Reception (hors d'oeuvres and drinks in the Exhibit Hall
5:45 p.m. Raffle Drawings for Exhibit Hall Gift Baskets
6:30 p.m. Table for 10 Networking Dinner (Each person pays his/her own tab.)