February 25, 2010

"How I Got My Public Works Job"
Call begins at 11:00 a.m. Pacific/12 Noon Mountain/1:00 Central Daylight/2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

"When I grow up I want to be a Public Works Director or a City Engineer or the Director of Parks and Recreation”. Few children, or even young adults, have this as their career goal. More often than not, public works employees come to public service from another career path. Or maybe they begin their career in one area and at one level and discover they have skills or leadership abilities that lead them in another direction once they begin working in public works. After all, what other career has as so many varied, technical, and quality of life positions to offer.

The panelists for today’s On-Line Mentoring Call will share their experiences with you. Get your staff together or individual staff members who might benefit from hearing shared experiences and have them join the call.

Presenters this month will include:
  • Cindy Best, Administrative Services Manager, Palm Bay, FL
  • Donna Hancock-Sullivan, Senior Civil Engineer, Tempe, AZ
  • Jason Calbert, Assistant Administrator, Street Division,, Newport News, VA
  • Donna Jessup, Operations Supervisor, Streets, Traffic, Motor Vehicles, and Parks, Lancaster, PA
  • Greg Simmons, Stormwater Manager, Fort Worth, TX

During the call if you would like to submit questions to the speakers you may send them to mentoring@apwa.net. All questions will be addressed at the end of the call.

The call is Free. This is an audio call and can be taken from your desk or from a speaker phone in your conference room with staff members sharing the call and then discussing the topic afterwards. The call is also available to download to an MP3 player within 48 hours.

Dial-in information:

Dial in to: 1-866-953-9689
Participant Passcode: 862633# (Be certain to hit the pound key)

MP3 Download

The download will be available within 48 hours after the events conclusion.

Right-Click Here and save the mp3 file. Warning! this file is 38 megs in size.