Complete Streets and Technology Conference Committee
One of the largest and most active committees within APWA SoCal is the Streets and Technology Committee. The committee’s main function is to plan and host the annual Complete Streets and Technology Conference that is held in April at the Carson Community Center. The conference results in over 220 attendees and an average of 20-30 speakers and moderators covering over 27 different topics in three tracks. The attendees include public works field and supervisory personnel, planners, and engineers from many disciplines. The committee itself is led by committee chair Mr. Wayne Richardson and administratively by Ms. Amie Drotning.
Now entering its 19th year, the conference is comprised of technical presentations, vendor exhibits, luncheon and luncheon speakers, as well as other fun events. The committee not only helps to educate our Public Works community in engineering, operations, management and technology, but also works to build skills in planning, organizing, mentoring, presenting, marketing and finance.
The committee itself is comprised of 12 to 18 members to implement their core mission: to bring education, opportunities, and interaction to the Public Works community. Ranging from city engineers to directors to industry consultants, committee members each bring unique qualifications and expertise which aid in the planning and execution of the committee’s goals and objectives. The current committee members are: Allan Rigg, Amie Drotning, Khashayar Hadipour, Tran Tran, Ghazala Khan, Harry Lorick, Michael Bruz, Jackie Martinez, Steve Forster, Susan Shu, Kenny Nguyen, Anissa Voyiatzes, Kamran Saber, Joe Mulvihill, Mohammad Heiat, Iris Lee, Arturo Vivar, and Wayne Richardson, plus volunteers for Conference Day!
Proceeds from the fun and educational networking event go to support the local APWA chapter, which in turn funds scholarships, recognition and opportunities for promising young public works professionals. This committee has a tangible product (i.e. the conference) with specific timeframes and goals. The Committee is always looking for new members and ideas, so come be involved as either part of the committee looking to help, a presenter looking to share knowledge and experience, or as an attendee looking to obtain ideas from key Public Leaders throughout Southern California. For any information on this most successful committee contact Mr. Wayne Richardson (949) 809-5219. Interested Vendors can contact Allan Rigg at (714) 890-4203.