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Be a speaker at the 2005 North American Snow Conference

The American Public Works Association (APWA) is now accepting proposals for The North American Snow Conference, which will be held in Kansas City, Mo., on April 17-20, 2005. Winter maintenance specialists, public works professionals, companies with innovative services or materials that support the industry and professional trainers are among the categories welcome to submit. Education sessions are presented by people like you who have met the challenges of removing snow, treating icy roads and meeting the demands of the citizens using best practices and innovate ideas. Please consider sharing those ideas and the results in Kansas City, Mo., next April 2005.

The North American Snow Conference attracts more than 1,000 public works professionals — from both public and private sectors. The three-day program consists of keynote speakers and more than 30 individual education sessions, roundtables and technical tours.

Papers may be submitted by using APWA's Online Submission Database (www.awpa.net/Mettings/Snow/2005/CallForPresentations/). Simply fill in the required fields on the Online Submission Form, then instantly transmit your proposal with the click of a single button. Online submissions will be acknowledged within 48 hours of receipt.

To ensure that a balanced array of the best presentations are offered, all submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by a peer review committee of accomplished professionals from diverse public works backgrounds, using the criteria described below. The evaluation process is competitive — approximately 50 percent of submissions get selected. Proposals will be reviewed and evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Overall quality (focus and content)
  • Uniqueness or innovativeness of the topic
  • Practical application to the public works industry
  • Timeliness of the topic

All persons submitting proposals will be notified by December 4, 2004 of the selection or rejection of their proposal. It is the responsibility of the primary person submitting the proposal to notify all speakers regarding the status of the proposal. Due to the large number of proposals received, we cannot specifically list reasons for rejection.

Submit one copy of the completed Proposal Submission Form to arrive no later than September 30, 2004.

The 2004 Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year

APWA's recognition of the Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year is in its 45th year. The Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year award seeks to inspire excellence and dedication in public service by recognizing outstanding career service achievements of individuals from both the public and private sectors. The recipients of the 2004 award are as follows:

  • Mac Andrew, Director of Infrastructure and Transportation, Johnson County, Kan.

  • Daniel J. Boss, Operations Director, City of Tualatin, Ore.

  • David Hanlon, Public Works Director, Town of North Redding, Mass.

  • John M. Heinz, Director of Public Works, Village of Barrington, Ill.

  • John M. Keifer, Director of Public Works, City of Norfolk, Va.

  • John P. Kos, P.E., District Engineer for District One, Illinois Department of Transportation, Schaumburg, Ill.

  • David A. Moody, P.E., Engineering Director, City of Peoria, Ariz.

  • Larry G. Morris, P.E., Public Works Director, City of Aiken, S.C.

  • Ian Neville, P.E., Commissioner of Public Works, The Regional Municipality of Niagara, Thorold, Ontario

  • Thomas Wendorf, P.E., Director of Public Works, City of San Antonio, Texas

To see the Top Ten recipients from 1960 to 2004, go to APWA's National Awards Program Web page at www.apwa.net/About/awards.asp?Display=top10list.

The American Public Works Association is a not-for-profit, international organization of more than 27,000 members involved in the field of public works. APWA serves its members by promoting professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy and the exchange of knowledge. APWA is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., and also staffs an office in Washington, D.C. For more information, please call (800) 848-APWA.


  • September 12 - 15, 2004
    Atlanta, Ga.
  • September 11 - 14, 2005
    Minneapolis, Minn.
  • September 10 - 13, 2006
    New Orleans, La.
  • September 9 - 12, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
  • September 14 - 17, 2008
    Indianapolis, Ind.
  • September 13 - 16, 2009
    Columbus, Ohio


The host cities have been chosen for upcoming APWA North American Snow Conferences:

  • April 17 - 20, 2005
    Kansas City, Mo.
  • April 30 - May 3, 2006
    Peoria, Ill.

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