The Utah Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWU) is hosting its inaugural Chapter Golf Tournament this year. Jacketta Sweeping will be participating in the tournament, enjoying the nice spring weather. Supporting the mission of the Utah chapter is a key part of the business role played by vendors to the industry.
Sold out for golfers, the tournament will be held May 21st at the Bountiful Ridge Golf Course in Bountiful, Utah. Funds are being raised for a scholarship program to help support future public works professionals. The event features 18 holes of golf, and a number of the holes are contest holes, while others are promotional gift holes. A sponsored lunch is served after the golf concludes, with more networking, contest results, and raffle prize drawings.
APWA exists to develop and support the people, agencies, and organizations that plan, build, maintain, and improve our communities. It offers the most comprehensive resources available in the areas of professional development tools, advocacy efforts, networking opportunities, and outreach activities. Also, because of its unique vantage point as the only organization that covers the breadth of public works, APWA provides “one-stop shopping” for public works products and services for professionals and practitioners alike.
Through a variety of methods, members share on-the job experiences, request information on public works issues, discuss local and national topics of concern, work together to improve processes, and discover new job possibilities. By networking with other public works practitioners, APWA members get support from their peers and receive valuable and useful information for their immediate informational needs in every facet of public works, including information on the latest technologies and management trends.
Work done by Jacketta Sweeping is an essential part of helping communities meet the needs of their citizens. Participating in their activities and supporting their mission allows Jacketta Sweeping to keep up to date on trends, and better understanding the changing needs of the industry.
Debbie Jacketta notes “Sweeping is very much one of those services people don’t notice until its absence. They take clean streets for granted, and even at times complain about slow sweepers on the roads. Yet, when it’s not done, there are extra road hazards to contend with and potential declines in property values.” Public Works agencies have to balance the needs of the entire community not only for the routine work, but when emergencies happen such as rockslides, wildfires, and other problems on roads and in municipal parking lots.
Warmer weather is upon much of Utah now, and the beauty of the day will be enjoyed by the golfers, sponsors, and exhibitors alike–all in the name of a great cause.