The Community Services Committee provides Congress attendees and other interested parties a chance to provide a financial contribution and/or perform community service as part of the 2012 Congress activities. Secondary goals include completion of a community service project that benefits the local southern California community through financial contributions and volunteer efforts, inclusion of young professionals to pique interests in public works and community service, outreach to non-APWA members to increase APWA chapter members and diversity and recognition of financial and volunteer contributors to community service project.
This Committee is responsible for developing lists of Potential Exhibitors from the local area and make initial introductory contact with each company. In addition, the Committee will develop the Showcase Exhibit representing the local governmental agencies and not-for-profit agencies from the host community.
The Finance and Fundraising Commitee is responsible for recruiting sponsors, establishing and monitoring the budget for the Southern California Chapter's role in enhancing Congress 2012 Anaheim.Dino D'Emilia and Mark Vukojevic are Co-Chairs of this commitee
This committee is responsible for recommending, raising funds for and securing: 1) Exhibit floor daily prizes – Chamber/ Convention Center / Buy Down; 2) Speaker gifts; and 3) On-site registrations bags.
The primary responsibility of this committee is to determine to what extent the Chapter/Local Management Committee is willing to fund activities for spouses/partners/exhibitors/chapter hospitality. This may include a gift for all spouse/partner registrants, a hospitality lounge on-site; continental breakfast each morning, etc. To work with APWA in developing Spouse/Guest optional tour programs, provide for a hospitality and/or area at the convention center. Coordinate with APWA in hosting optional APWA Board Reception on Friday evening before Congress.
This Committee is responsible for hosting a reception for up to 100 international delegates. The committee will work with APWA to address providing any advanced needs of people with disabilities and others who might have unique needs (foreign language translations), questions or concerns related to attending the Congress.
The Management Committee is the principal group charged with oversight responsibility for the Local Committee and is composed of the Chairs from each of the committees. Meetings of the Management Committee will be held on a regular basis as agreed upon by the Committee. The Management Committee is the primary liaison with APWA Staff. This Committee will also consult with APWA staff on planning the traditional Get Acquainted Party and the optional tours offered during Congress.Click Here if you wish to volunteer to be on one of our committees.....Mgmt Comm Calendar =>
This committee is responsible for inviting, confirming and coordinating:1. Invocators (Denomination of your choice) for the Opening Ceremonies and closing Banquet. Please be sensitive to the diversity of the APWA membership as you choose your invocators. The prayers offered at each event should reflect this diversity and strive to meet the needs of all denominations and faith.2. A Color Guard for the posting of the Colors during the Opening Ceremonies. NOTE: The Color Guard must carry both the U.S. and Canadian Flags.3. Schedule singers for National Anthems (American and Canadian)4. A band to kick-off the exhibit grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony. NOTE: If there is a charge for the band, the cost is the resp of the host comm.5. Work with national to organize the Get Aqquainted Party (entertainment, food choices, special features, etc)6. Provide entertainment suggestions to National for Closing Banquet
This committee’s purpose is to increase awareness and help build attendance at Congress by providing local media lists and contacts to APWA as well as on-site support in the press office. Additionally, this committee is responsible for coordinating the video promoting their city as the next Congress destination that includes local public works operations of interest to the general attendance. This video is played during the Closing General Session on Wednesday to promote the next year’s Congress destination. This is an optional activity.
The Committee will distribute letters to non-APWA members in CA and surrounding states inviting them to attend the Congress. They will work closely with the Management Committee on initiating and fostering participatory relationships with the adjoining Region 8 chapters.
This committee is responsible for planning and implementing any sports events during Congress such as golf outing, fun run and tennis tournament. The committee sets all fees, times and location for all sporting events and arranges for all transportation to and from the events. The registration process (including receiving fees and sending confirmations to participants) for all sporting events is the responsibility of this committee. A golf outing may have up to 150 participants; a tennis tournament for 35- 50 participants and 5K run for 35 –50 participants.
This committee will handle day-to-day on-site operational activities of Congress and is responsible for recruiting, scheduling and badging all on-site volunteers. Also, responsible for coordinating with Publicity Committee on securing shirts, hats and mementos.
This Committee will provide technical school and college students with an opportunity to learn more about APWA by attending the 2012 Congress and a technical tour on Tuesday. The committee will host a morning reception for 50 to 100 students from surrounding schools, provide convention center Exposition floor passes, provide lunch and conduct an off-site technical tour of a public works facility and/or project.