Archive for May, 2008

Episode 032 – A wrap-up on the 2008 APWA North American Snow Conference with Mark DeVries and Bret Hodne

Monday, May 19th, 2008
 
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Mark and Bret join me to bring you a wrap-up of the APWA Snow Conference.

Listen in and here about the Kentucky Derby Night Banquet, their tour of Louisville International Airports, and their concluding thoughts on this years Snow Conference.

So you know who’s talking:

Mark DeVries, is the Maintenance Superintendent with McHenry County, IL, and also the APWA Winter Maintenance Sub-Committee Chair, and Bret Hodne, is the Public Works Superintendent with the City of West Des Moines, IA

Thanks again to Bret and Mark for all their time to bring you this insight of the Snow Conference.

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Episode 031 – Exchanging winter maintenance information in Europe with Bret Hodne and Mark DeVries

Sunday, May 11th, 2008
 
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Bret Hodne, Public Works Superintendent with the City of West Des Moines, IA and Mark DeVries, Maintenance Superintendent with McHenry County, IL, had the opportunity during the last year to travel to Europe and exchange information about winter maintenance practices.

In this episode, Bret and Mark discuss the purpose of their trips, their experiences and the value of information exchange with other countries.

Check out a few of their pictures in the Photo Gallery.

Thanks to Bret and Mark for sharing their trips with us.

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Episode 030 – The APWA Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award with Mark DeVries and Bret Hodne

Monday, May 5th, 2008
 
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At the 2008 APWA North American Snow Conference, APWA President Larry Frevert presented the APWA Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award to five agencies. This was the first year this award was presented.

Mark DeVries, Maintenance Superintendent with McHenry County, IL, and also the APWA Winter Maintenance Sub-Committee Chair, and Bret Hodne, Public Works Superintendent with the City of West Des Moines, IA provide us information on this new award.

The guidelines and nomination forms can be found on the APWA web site at: http://www.apwa.net/About/Awards/2008Awards/

Congratulations to the five award recipients:

  • City of Chicago, Illinois, Department of Streets and Sanitation
  • City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Public Work Department
  • North Texas Tollway Authority, Plano, Texan
  • Shingle Creek Watershed Commission, Plymouth, Minnesota
  • Westchester County, New York, Departments of Public Works
  • Thanks to Mark and Bret for taking to time to educate us about the award.

    Your comments and suggestions are always welcome and appreciated. Email them to me by using the Contact Me button or leave a voice mail message on the comment line at 206-309-0845.

    This podcast is licensed under a Creative Commons 2.5 license.

    Thanks to Andre Louis for the music available at www.andrelouis.com