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Innovation Sessions Offered at 2015 Public Works Officers Institute

January 14, 2015
This year’s Public Works Officers Institute will be held from Wednesday, March 25 to Friday, March 27 at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.
 
In addition to fundamental educational sessions and a jam packed mini expo, there will be a variety of breaking issue sessions.
 
A couple of the questions include:
  • Moraga’s Successful Grassroots Campaign for Pavement Funding — Learn about the Town of Moraga’s successful grassroots campaign to pass a 20-year One-Cent General Sales Tax with a whopping 70.5 percent approval rate to fix local streets and roads.  See how Moraga leveraged the sales tax revenue to secure funding for a three-year expedited road repair program and how the grassroots efforts continued through construction in an effort to raise civic pride and ownership for possible additional future funding initiatives. Results from the first year of the paving program have already yielded an increase in the Moraga’s Pavement Condition Index (PCI) from 49 to 58.
  • Leading Us Into the Future: Lessons from Two Public Works Visionaries — Join two visionary public works leaders who have proven track records identifying and developing strong public works professionals for the future. This presentation will take you through real life lessons from individuals with decades of experience in fostering leadership. You’ll learn that leadership is an art, takes time, and is linked to a person’s reputation, credibility and trust. You’ll understand how management is different than leadership, and how having a positive attitude is a powerful tool in leading others into the uncertain, but certainly rewarding, future of public works.
Register online and select Public Works Officers Institute. Registration must be received by Friday, Feb. 27.  After this date all registration must be completed on site.
 
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