Engineering & Public Works Institute Overview
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request non-EPW track documentation, and we will work with you to have paperwork available for pick up at the Conference..
2019 Engineering & Public Works Committee
Amber Thomas, Director of Public Works, Grafton
1st Vice Chairman
Josh Radomski, Director of Public Works, Menasha
2nd Vice Chairman
Dan Koski, Director of Public Infrastructure, Manitowoc
Matthew Lindstrom, Public Works Operations Manager, Elkhorn
Rick Schmidt, Public Works Director, Nekoosa
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
8:00 a.m. Registration Opens!
9:00 a.m. Deep Dives (2-hour workshops)
- Bus Tour: Northern Renewal - Tour of Green Bay and Ashwaubenon
- Human Resources 101, Lisa Bergersen, City of Pewaukee
- Innovative Housing Solutions, Kurt Paulsen, Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture, UW-Madison
10:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall Opens!
Noon Light Lunch Buffet in the Exhibit Hall
1:00 p.m. League Annual Business Meeting
1:30 p.m. Running an Effective Meeting (Mock Meeting), Mark Thorsby, FrontWheel Consulting
3:30 p.m. Engineering & Public Works Roundtable, Moderator: Rob Vanden Noven, Director of Public Works, City of Port Washington
4:45 p.m. President's Reception (hors d'oeuvres and drinks in the Exhibit Hall)
5:30 p.m. Raffle Drawings for Exhibit Hall Gift Baskets
6:30 p.m. Table for 10 Networking Dinner (each person pays his/her own dinner tab; sign up at registration)
9:45 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Engineering Ethics