Mead & Hunt attends American Public Works Association Summer Conference conference

Posted in: Bridges, Highways, Municipal

IMG_20140728_102410_573It is that time of the year when Mead & Hunt attends the American Public Works Association Summer Conference in Greenville, South Carolina. The conference is hosted at different locations across the state every summer, hosting technical presentations and product exhibits covering a broad variety of topics and disciplines for the public works community.

The APWA South Carolina Chapter joins members from the low country, midlands and upstate each year to network with other counties, municipalities, companies and vendors.

Although the APWA was formally established in 1937, roots can be traced back to 1894 when public works leaders from across the nation came together to share their experiences, seek solutions to issues encountered, provide the best source for information, receive advice and draw support. APWA educates public works professionals on technical topics and policies that will help members become better advocates for their community. Today, the APWA is a not-for-profit association with nearly 28,000 members who come from all parts of the world. Yet with 63 chapters in North America, local support is convenient and accessible.

This year, public works leaders from throughout South Carolina will provide forum sessions to discuss technical topics such as pavement management, wetland delineations and policies like improving employee health. The conference is beneficial for young professionals and emerging leaders as it provides a platform to learn from experienced professionals at roundtable discussions.

This educational four-day conference is an exciting opportunity for Mead & Hunt. We will undoubtedly build our knowledge base while continuing our growth in South Carolina. I encourage you all to become involved at the international, national or local level of APWA. It is truly a great and worthwhile association.

Rob Hamzy, PE

About the Author

Rob Hamzy, P.E., has nearly 25 years of progressive engineering, design and management experience in the public works sector. Rob works to foster positive relationships with many individuals in federal, state and local agencies. He has presented at the South Carolina American Public Works Association conference on the Horry County sales tax program and firmly believes in continuing education for all public works and architecture, engineering and construction professionals including emerging young professionals.

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