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2016 Executive Board

Duane Campbell
Boyle County

Steve Bayer
Boone County

Vice President
Joe Schepers
Regional Water Resource Agency

Rick Storm
BA Engineers, Inc.

Todd Lockhart
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government

Martha Horseman
Kentucky Transportation Center - T2


Vol. 13, No. 3 (Fall 2016)

President's Message

Happy fall everyone!

The 2016 PWX was held in Minneapolis with excellent speakers, great attendance, and an impressive equipment show.  Eleven Kentucky APWA members attended as well as several special guests.  Our Chapter dinner was held at the Nicollet Island Inn which is located in the middle of the Mississippi River.  We were happy to host four guests from Finland at the Chapter dinner.  Thank you to Leo McMillen for arranging the dinner. 

Mark Adams, with Central Branch, arranged a Segway tour for the group.  The tour included the historical mill section of Minneapolis and provided great information about the vast park system along the Mississippi River. Photos from the event can be found below.

Mark your calendar!  The 2016 APWA State Conference is scheduled for November 3 at the Four Points by Sheraton in Lexington.  The state roadeo will be held on the same day in the Four Points parking lot.  Additional information is included in this enews.  We appreciate your assistance in sharing this information with other public works offices and maintenance facilities in Kentucky that may not receive our enews.

I would like to welcome Keith Pugh as our new Region III Director.  Keith is from High Point, North Carolina.  In addition, I would like to congratulate our former Region III Director, Bo Mills, who is now the APWA President-Elect. 

I look forward to seeing everyone on November 3 in Lexington for the State Conference!

Duane Campbell
Kentucky APWA

November 3, 2016
Four Points by Sheraton
Lexington, Kentucky

The 2016 Kentucky Chapter State Conference is being hosted this year by the Bluegrass Chapter.  Activities will begin with the state roadeo competition, and continue with the State Conference and awards luncheon.

State Roadeo Competition

The competition includes backhoe exercises and a snow plow driving course.  It will be held on November 3 at the Four Points by Sheraton.  Competition will start at 9:00 a.m. and conclude when everyone has completed.  The registration fee is $25 per person per category competing.  A registration form is available here.

2016 State Conference

The 2016 APWA State Conference will consist of an all-day general session, exhibitors, and an equipment display.  Session topics include the latest information and innovations on Green Infrastructure, Leadership, Pedestrian Safety, and Roadside Design.

Doors open at 7:15 a.m. for registration with the opening general session beginning at 8:00 a.m.  The conference will conclude at 4:00 p.m.  The registration fee is $125 and includes all materials, refreshments and lunch.  A registration form is available here.

Awards Luncheon

The Kentucky Chapter APWA Awards Luncheon will be held at 12:00 noon at the Four Points by Sheraton in Lexington.  Anyone not attending the State Conference is welcome to attend the awards lunch.  The cost is $30 per person.

If you are a recipient of an award, you will receive three complimentary lunch registration (architect/engineer, contractor and public works employee).  Additional lunch tickets may be purchased for group recipients at $30 per person or $125 per table (for a total of eight tickets including the three complimentary).  A registration form is available here.


There are several Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities available.  A sponsorship/exhibitor registration form can be found here.  

For additional information about the conference including online registration and lodging, visit the conference website.

You can also contact Carla Crossfield at 800-432-0719 or carla.crossfield@uky.edu.

View photos from the 2016 PWX in Minneapolis.  

Welcome New Members

Mr. Michael A. Hudson
Louisville Metro Government

Ms. Stella E. Irvin
Louisville Metro Government

Mr. Steve M. Kurowsky
Louisville Metro Government

Mr. James K. Maynard
Louisville Metro Government

Mr. Gregory Meredith
City of Bowling Green

July Board Meeting Minutes

July 7, 2016
Logan's Roadhouse, Lexington
(Minutes pending approval by board.)

Meeting was called to order by President Duane Campbell at 12:40 PM Eastern.

Brian Van Norman from National APWA attended the meeting and discussed the outreach opportunities that National has to offer the Kentucky Chapter and Branches.  The group also discussed the change in National going to the July to June fiscal year and that Chapter will only need to submit an annual report. Mr. Van Norman offered his assistance to all the Chapter and Branches as needed to help with the outreach as well.

Treasure’s Report: Duane Campbell presented the Treasure’s report in Rick Storm’s absence. The Chapter finances are in pretty good shape at this time.  The Treasures Report will be filed.

Old Business:

  • Chapter Annual Meeting – Martha Horseman is exploring opportunities in the Lexington.  Four Points Sheraton appear to have the best options at this time.  The event will be scheduled in November.
  • The Chapter Golf Scramble was a success with initial indications the Chapter netted $6,000 +/-.
  • No report back on the Chapters submittal for the PACE Award.

New Business:

  • Chapter Annual Meeting – Martha Horseman is exploring opportunities in the Lexington area. Four Points Sheraton appear to have the best options.  We would like to host the Roadeo on the same site as the meeting to increase attendance for the vendors.  KDOT staff is being sought after as speakers for the event.  A date has not been set but should be in the next week and Chairman Campbell will email the Chapter when that is complete.
  • Region III and Region IV Rogers Clark Leadership Conference, Chattanooga, TN April 7 & 8. Duane Campbell, Robert Bruce, Joe Schepers and Martha Horseman attended.
  • New Executive Director – Scott Grayson, former associate Managing Director for the Institute of Electronic Engineers, Inc., Washington D. C.
  • Letter of Support and gift for Bo Mills – as well as the letter of support a gift was to be presented to Bo Mills from the Chapters in Region III.

Branch and Delegates Reports:
Bluegrass Branch: Duane Campbell reported that they held their Roadeo and will have another meeting in the coming weeks.

Central Branch: Robert Bruce reported that the Central Branch will have their quarterly meeting at the downtown convention center.  They presented two scholarships one for $1500 and another for $500.  They are having their Golf Scramble on August 26 Weissinger Hills.

Northern Branch:  Paul Buchanan reported that they had an EMS speaker at their last meeting and are planning their Golf Scramble for September 4 at Boone Links.

Southern Branch:  Darrell Harrell reported they have scheduled their next meeting for July 13 at the Moonlite in Owensboro.

Delegates Report:  Branch Chairs need to submit a report of branch activities from February 1 through June 30 to Leo McMillen.

Committee Reports: 

  • Awards: Sushil Gupta wanted to remind the Bluegrass Branch that the Contractor of the Year will be selected from the Bluegrass Branch Region so the Bluegrass Branch needs to be coming up with a list to submit.  Also it was requested that projects as a whole be submitted on DVD or CD format if possible
  • Education: Funding for a Safety Academy
  • Newsletter / Website: Deadline for submittals for the next Newsletter will be June 3rd.
  • William B. Drake, Sr. Award:  Suspend this committee until needed at a later date


  • 2016 PWX (Public Works Expo), August 28-31, Minneapolis, MN.  Chapter Dinner will be at the Nicollet Island Inn.  Chapter Dinner participants need to get there reservations into Leo McMillen ASAP.
  • 2016 Annual KYAPWA Conference date is still being determined with November being the likely date.
  • The next meeting will be at PWX in Minneapolis, MN

A motion was made for adjournment by Robert Bruce and seconded by Martha Horseman.  Motion Passed.

Branch News

Central Branch

The Central Branch Annual Golf Scramble was held on August 26 at Weissinger Hills in Shelbyville.  In addition to lunch, golf participants were also able to gain continuing education credits thanks to Forterra, formerly Sherman-Dixie, who was the lunch sponsor. 

First place was won by the AECOM team which included Travis Thompson, Darrell Smith, Brian Meade and Mitch Thomas.  

A big thank you to everyone who came out and attended the event as well as our many sponsors.

Northern Branch

The Northern Branch was busy in August planning their annual golf outing which took place on Friday, September 9 at Boone Links Golf Course.  All proceeds from the event go towards the Robert Krohman Scholarship Fund.

The Northern Branch will hold their next meeting on November 10. 

Southern Branch

The Southern Branch last met on July 13 at Moonlite BBQ in Owensboro.  Discussion continued on starting a scholarship program and the potential for hosting a branch roadeo this fall.  

The next branch meeting is scheduled for September 14 at Patti's 1800's Settlement in Grand Rivers.  A tour of the reconstructed Kentucky Lake lock and dam is schedule for after the meeting.