Chapter Works 

 An electronic publication of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Public Works Association


June 2014

In This Issue
Public Works Week
Conference Photos
Chapter Officers/Directors
Presidents Message
Congratulations to the 2014 Roadeo Winners
APWA National President Ed Gottko is Keynote Conference Speaker
Chapter Welcomes New Members
Be Counted!!
2014 Chapter Awards
Roanoke Regional Equipment Rodeo
Certification of Environmental Engineers
Winter Operations Workshop
Celebrate Public Works
Public Works Week
Governors of Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland and the Mayor of the District of Columbia proclaim May 18 - 24 as Public Works Week. Click the Links below to read the proclamations.

Virginia Proclamation
 West Virginia Proclamation
Maryland Proclamation
DC Proclamation


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Thanks to our 2014 Conference Sponsors: 

Brown and Caldwell
Clark Nexsen
Godwin Mfg Co Inc
Johnson Controls

Bay Disposal & Recycling 

CDM Smith
Crowder Gulf
Drive Cam
Dynamic Surface Applications
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
McClung Logan Equipment Company
TFC Recycling

Damuth Trane
Greeley and Hansen
Economic and Industrial Development Authorities of the City of Newport News
Moffatt & Nichol
Waste Management

DAA Consulting Engineers
DPW-Bureau of Water Wastewater
Martin Marietta Materials
Slurry Pavers, Inc
Timmons Group
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc
Whitman Requardt and Associates LLP

Charney Chiropractic




Judith L. Hines

Assistant Director of Public Works

City of Newport News, Virginia



Matthew F. Villareale

Assistant Director of Public Works

Prince William County, Virginia



John W. Herzke, P.E., PWLF

Vice President, Municipal Services

Clark Nexsen

Virginia Beach, Virginia



Dawn V. Odom

Planning & Investment Manager

Virginia Department of Transportation

Suffolk, Virginia



Steven J. Yob, P.E.

County Eng/Director PW

Henrico County, Virginia



Fred Whitley, P.E.

Senior Project Engineer

URS Corporation

Newport News, Virginia



Robert K. Bengtson, P.E.

Director of Public Works

City of Roanoke, Virginia


Harold R. Caples, P.E.

Senior Engineer-Construction Division

Virginia Department of Transportation

Richmond, Virginia


Donald J. Cole

Client Service Manager

Woolpert, Inc.

Chesapeake, Virginia


Sherry B. Earley, P.E.

Engineering Manager

City of Suffolk, Virginia


Kenneth M. Eyre, P.E

Senior Associate

Greeley and Hansen, LLC

Alexandria, Virginia


Sharyn L. Fox

Municipal Program Manager

Whitman Requardt and Associates, LLP

Newport News, Virginia


Gaynelle L. Hart

Director of Public Works

City of Lynchburg, Virginia


Phillip J. Koetter, P.E.

Operations Management Administrator

Department of Public Works

City of Virginia Beach, Virginia


Joe Kroboth, III, P.E., L.S., M. ASCE, PWLF

Director, TCI

Loudoun County, Virginia


Kelly Mattingly, LEED-AP, CRM

Director of Public Works

Town of Blacksburg, Virginia


David W. Plum, P.E.

Senior Manager, Municipal Engineering

Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, LLP

Virginia Beach, Virginia



Dawn V. Odom

Planning & Investment Manager

Virginia Department of Transportation

Suffolk, Virginia



Fred Whitley, P.E.

Senior Project Engineer

URS Corporation

Newport News, VA





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 President's Message: 

Judi Hines- APWA Mid-Atlantic Chapter President



Dear Mid-Atlantic Chapter Members:

I am pleased to report to you that our 56th Annual Conference, held in Newport News, Virginia, was a complete success!! Over 400 attendees took advantage of interacting with 60 exhibitors and participating in the 39 technical sessions. Many people devoted their time and energies to provide our membership with a conference which was not only educational, but enjoyable as well. The technical sessions provided attendees with a menu of educational and professional development opportunities which will assist them in both their professional and personal development.  Our final evening gala, held at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News, provided a relaxed setting where our Chapter members could explore the wonders of nature, while simultaneously networking with other conference attendees to share ideas, solutions, and problem sharing concepts to allow our membership to provide first class Public Works services to our neighbors and constituents. A conference like this would not be possible without he financial support from our wonderful sponsors (please see the long list in the side panel of this newsletter!). A big thanks to each of you!  Last but not least, I especially want to thank all of our volunteers who made this conference such a success. Read the entire message....



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A total of 81 talented equipment operators from across the Conference participated in the annual Chapter Equipment Roadeo in Newport News on May 7, 2014. The events were highly competitive. First place winners received a trophy and $150; second place received $75 cash; and third place received gift certificates.  The Roadeo Chair was Bob Juelicher and the Co-Chair was Marie Montaine.  Event coordinators and judges were from the Cities of Chesapeake, Colonial Heights, Newport News, and Richmond,; York County; Sherwin Industries; and Mid-Atlantic Waste Systems. Equipment waJune 14 NLs provided by Carter Machinery Company, Mid-Atlantic Waste Systems, ODB (Old Dominion Brush Company) and the City of Newport News.  The event included entertainment by DJ Greg Martin (City of Newport News) and a display of show cars and tractors.  Congratulations to all of the participants and winners! CLICK HERE to view a list of Roadeo Winners


Photography by Alan Robinson

APWA National President Ed Gottko is Keynote

2014 Conference Keynote

 Speaker at Chapter's Annual Conference


This year's conference participants heard Ed Gottko, APWA's National President at the opening session this year. Ed has been a long-time supporter and avid advocate of public works, and provided some personal leadership insights. While at the Chapter's conference, Ed also enjoyed meeting other public works professionals from the Chapter, and he also attended some of the numerous excellent technical sessions. CLICK HERE to access Ed's keynote presentation.



APWA National President 

Ed Gottko giving keynote address at the 

Chapter's 2013 Annual Conference

Chapter Welcomes New Members

CLICK HERE to see the complete listing of new members. 

Be Counted!!

Is your membership information up to date? Please update your Member Profile.  See Be counted!!Help us celebrate the diversity of APWA in the November 2013 APWA Reporter.

2014 Chapter Awards

At the Chapter's 2014 annual conference, held in Newport News, VA, the Chapter honored outstanding individuals, teams, and projects that were winners or received honorable mention in various categories.  2014 was a highly successful and competitive year for awards. Seventeen of the nominations were also submitted to APWA for National Awards, with Jennifer Privette (City of Newport News) winning the Charles Walter Nichols Award and the City of Newport News winning the Sustainability Award. Scott Smith (City of Norfolk) is the winner of the national Excellence in Education Award.


Also this year the Chapter honored Judy Mueller, Director of Public Works for the City of Charlottesville, VA, for her outstanding service to the Chapter and APWA.  In addition to wining the Chapter Distinguished Service Award the Chapter has renamed the Samuel Greeley Local Government Service Award to the Judith M. Mueller Local Government Service Award. CLICK HERE to read more and to see a complete list of award winners




Roanoke Regional Equipment Rodeo 2014

By Nell Boyle, LEED AP BD+C

Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Roanoke


On Wednesday April 16th, the members of the Roanoke Regional Public Works Academy hosted the annual Roanoke Regional Equipment Rodeo. This year the event was held at the Salem Civic Center and was expanded to include the Industry and Public Works Expo.  With a record breaking turnout of over 100 participants and volunteers the Rodeo provided a day of fun and friendly competition between the following organizations; City of Roanoke, City of Salem, Roanoke County, Town of Vinton, the Western Virginia Water Authority, the Bedford Regional Water Authority, the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg and the City of Lynchburg.  READ MORE... 


Recognition and Certification of Environmental Engineers and Scientists 

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Since 1969, the American Public Works Association has been one of the Sponsoring Organizations of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (prior to 2013, the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, whose predecessor was founded in 1955).  The Academy is now certifying environmental engineers in the following eight specialties:

  • Air Pollution Control
  • Environmental Sustainability 
  • General Environmental Engineering
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Radiation Protection
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Water Supply& Wastewater Engineering
 CLICK HERE to learn more.

To see one of the flyers discussing certification by AAEES, check out; or to find more out about AAEES.  Also, you can contact either Steve Lippy ([email protected]), or Lamont "Bud" W.  Curtis, P.E., BCEE, who has been certified in Water & Wastewater Engineering since 1985 and is representing APWA on the AAEES Board of Trustees ([email protected]).


Thank You to our Chapter Works Advertisers:

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) is a premier engineering firm 
that provides services in four core areas including planning and design, transportation, land development, and environmental.

On April 4th the Mid-Atlantic APWA chapter and the City of Lynchburg sponsored the Winter Operations......... Bringing a touch of the Snow Conference to your neighborhood public works! Lunch-n-Learn at Lynchburg's IT facility. Lunch-n-Learn attendees benefited from the practical experience provided by guest speaker Robert Marsili of the District of Columbia DPW, where he presented winter preparation and lessons learned from severe winter storms. The Lunch-n-Learn was an overwhelming success, over 53 people from Virginia and West Virginia public works agencies attended.  READ MORE...



Should you have suggestions for a future Chapter- or agency sponsored Lunch-n-Learn, or if you want to become involved with sponsoring a Lunch-n-Learn, please contact Matt Villareale or Ken Eyre, respectively, at: [email protected] or [email protected]


Celebrate public works by engaging and enhancing communities

"Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow"


Laura Bynum, Media Relations/Communications Manager, American Public Works Association, Washington, D.C.; Nancee Lyons, Public Affairs Specialist, Department of Public Works, Washington, D.C.


Across North America, public works and local governments gather together in May to celebrate the 2014 National Public Works Week (NPWW) highlighting the stewardship of infrastructure as an important part of the public works profession. This year's theme "Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow"focuses on the community and public works, in which "building" points out the day-to-day aspect of public works contributions to quality of life, and "planning" refers to the sustainable practices that ensure quality of life for future generations.


In Washington, D.C., the Department of Public Works (DPW) has already been hard at work building awareness of public works in the local community and in the media by showcasing their equipment and staff, and creating new ways to revitalize the city corridors. CLICK HERE to read the entire article!

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