News & Notes Sept 2014
South Windsor Conn. — ClearSpan Fabric Structures has launched its annual photo contest and is looking for hobby and municipal/ commercial customers to submit ClearSpan building photos.Whether it’s used for sand and salt storage, an indoor riding arena or shelter for a stingray tank, every ClearSpan customer is encouraged to participate. Send three high-resolution photos to email@example.com or post them to www.facebook.com/clearspan by Tuesday, Sept. 30. One grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift certificate to ClearSpan’s affiliate company, FarmTek, which supplies accessories for fabric structures. There will also be five runner-up awards valued at $200 each, as well as a handful of honorable mentions that will receive a pair of FarmTek Dot Grip Gloves.
Princeton, N.J. — Announced on July 7, the second “I Am NAFA” video was released, featuring expert Fleet Manager Jose Gallardo from the Arizona chapter. “I Am NAFA” is a series of videos developed by NAFA and Fleet Management Weekly promoting the value of NAFA membership. By turning the camera from the association to those served by NAFA, viewers can directly see how these individuals have benefitted from membership. Their stories and testimonials reveal how NAFA’s resources brought them the answer they needed faster than anywhere else or solved a problem that no one else could. To view the video visit the NAFA Channel on YouTube or go to: www.youtube.com/ watch?v=tp-9_5e6TEU.
Princeton, N.J. — In June, the National Association of Counties awarded Chesterfield County, Va., two 2014 achievement awards for its programs “Managing Fleet Environmental Wastes to Mitigate Our Impacts” and “Sustainable Fleet Vehicle Replacement Program” in the category of environmental protection and energy. NAFA Treasurer and Trustee Jeffrey Jeter, fleet manager for the Chesterfield Department of General Services, accepted the awards on the county’s behalf. Chesterfield County is a charter member of NAFA’s Sustainable Fleet Standard Program. The NaCo Achievement Award Program is noncompetitive and seeks to recognize innovative county government programs. Only county government and state associations of counties are eligible to submit applications. Details regarding Chesterfield County’s award-winning programs will be expanded upon at NAFA’s press room page at www.nafa.org.
Princeton, N.J. — NAFA will hold a Certified Automotive Fleet Manager boot camp Oct. 17–19 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, Pa. The boot camp provides a full three-day experience devoted to certification study. Attendees can ask questions of NAFA’s certification board; engage in an interactive and informative discussion with others pursuing the program; and have two testing opportunities for the price of one. Attendees do not need to be enrolled in the CAFM program to benefit from the boot camp. Subjects covered include fleet information management, professional development, vehicle fuel management, business management, risk management and more. In addition to the CAFM program, NAFA offers the CAFS certification, which gives candidates the option of selecting one of three discipline sets based on their education or employment needs. For more information, visit www.nafa.org/bootcamp.
Kansas City, Mo. — The American Public Works Association announced July 17 that two public works fleet professionals recently earned the Certified Public Fleet Professional credential. The cpfp credential is for the seasoned, government public fleet manager, and for those professionals who supervise, manage, oversee or administer fleet services within or for a public fleet entity. The most recent certified public fleet professionals as of June are: Ken Crowley, CPFP, Village of Oak Park, Oak Park, Ill.; and Craig Steingraeber, cpfp, Columbia County, Wyocena, Wis.
For information about APWA’s Certified Public Fleet Professional program, visit APWA’s website at www.apwa.net/certification or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kansas City, Mo. — The American Public Works Association announced July 17 that six public works professionals have recently earned their credential as certified stormwater managers. The APWA CSM certification is intended for water experts in both the public and private sectors who coordinate and implement stormwater management programs for city, county, state, provincial and federal agencies.
The new apwa-certified stormwater managers are: • Tanna Boisvert, CSM, Arvada, Colo. • Michael Burgess, CSM, Columbus Consolidated Government, Columbus, Ga. • Wendy Edde, CSM, Bend, Ore. • Peter Fortin, CSM, Chesapeake, Va. • Timothy Pollizzi, CSM, Rochester Hills, Mich. • John Schexnayder, CSM, URS Corporation, Baton Rouge, La. For information on computer-based testing, contact apwa at email@example.com. For more information about apwa’s Certified Stormwater Manager program, visit www.apwa.net/certification.
Kansas City, Mo. — Eighteen public works professionals have recently earned the American Public Works Association credential as certified public infrastructure inspectors. The most recent APWA certified public infrastructure inspectors include Danny Casals, CPII, Palmetto Bay, Fla.; and T.J. Kelley, CPII, O’Fallon, Mo. For more information on the CPII certification program, the Certified Public Fleet Manager or the Certified Stormwater Manager programs, contact APWA certification at (816) 595-5212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Princeton, N.J. — On July 23, NAFA Fleet Management Association extended its support of the Edison Electric Institute and its efforts to advance sustainability regarding fleet adoption of electric vehicles. EEI released a white paper, “Transportation Electrification: Utility Fleets Leading the Charge,” that focuses on the electric power industry’s effort to accelerate the expansion of electric transportation in commercial and retail markets, beginning with electric utility fleets. The paper encourages investor-owned electric utilities to meet an industry-wide goal to spend at least 5 percent of annual fleet acquisition budgets on plug-in electric vehicles and technologies.
To find out more about EEI and “Transportation Electrification: Utility Fleets Leading the Charge,” visit www.eei.org.
Farmington Hills, Mich. — North America’s largest work truck event will return to Indianapolis, Ind., where it has enjoyed sustained success over the past four years. NTEA — The Association for the Work Truck Industry — has committed to hosting The Work Truck Show at the Indiana Convention Center through 2016. Future dates are: March 4–6, 2015 and March 2–4, 2016.
Each year The Work Truck Show brings together more than 10,000 truck fleet managers, manufacturers, distributors, dealers, equipment buyers and maintenance personnel. It features more than 500,000 square feet of the newest vocational trucks, vans and equipment, ride-and-drives and opportunities to connect with other work truck industry professionals. Registration for the 2015 show opens in October. For more information, visit www.ntea.com/worktruckshow or call (800) 441-6832.
Washington, D.C. — The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure announced in August new “Sustaining Membership” benefits with introductory dues rates to make it easier for engineering and construction companies to become familiar with ISI’s Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system. While announcing the new program, ISI Chairman Terry Neimeyer noted that to date over 2,200 industry professionals have earned the Envision credential and that municipalities, utilities and state agencies across North America are using Envision to plan civil infrastructure projects.
More information on the new program is available under the “Join ISI” tab of the ISI website, www.sustainableinfrastructure.org. To learn more about the Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system, or to use the ENV SP directory to find an ISI trainer, visit sustainableinfrastructure.org.
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