APWA Florida

Smart Asset Management Technologies and Tools in this new age of digitally engineered dynamic solutions can be the reason for community unification and economic transformation. As agencies put more emphasis on responsibly managing critical infrastructure, they may face major challenges in the midst of global pandemic and natural disasters, when it comes to maintaining the expected level of service and navigating through potential budget and revenue changes. This session will share how different local agencies are managing their assets while evaluating budget options based on smart technologies and tools. Intent is to share leadership and management strategies that any agency can use to effectively navigate through the challenging times while improving the deteriorating network condition of aging infrastructure.

The Florida LTAP Center is pleased to partner with the American Public Works Association (APWA) Florida Chapter to bring you Smart Asset Management, Technologies, and Tools. This webinar is provided at no cost and will award a certificate to those fully attending and completing the webinar. Professional Development Hours (1.0 PDH) will be provided to those that request these during registration.

Please note – space for this webinar is limited, and  local agencies are being given priority!

By attending this session, participants will be better able to:

  1. Identify the best technologies to manage infrastructure network proactively.
  2. Discuss existing asset and maintenance management systems and programs.
  3. Promote the benefits of robust analytics, and lifecycle-based infrastructure investments.

Instructor Bios:

Katia Delgado PhotoKatia Delgado, PE, Manager, Asset Management, Polk County, FL: Katia Delgado, a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico and Professional Engineer with 20 years of experience, joined Polk County’s Roads & Drainage Division five years ago. Until recently Katia served as a Project Manager and oversaw the implementation of the County’s Pavement Management Program. In her new role as Manager of the Asset Management Section, she is overseeing the implementation of a proactive Asset Management System and continues to oversee and enhance on the functionalities of the other maintenance and work order tools as the system’s administrator. Previous roles included providing consulting services in Puerto Rico in roadway planning and design, erosion mitigation, rockfall and landslide projects throughout the island. This served her as a basis for her holistic approach to engineering, construction and management.

Jim Proce PhotoJim Proce, ICMA-CM, City Manager, City of Anna, TX: Jim Proce is the current city manager of the City of Anna, an exurb of Dallas, Texas. Jim has been in public service for almost 4 decades in Florida and Texas and has been an assistant city manager, public works director for 3 cities, vice president of a water control district, and worked mostly in public works throughout his career, having a great amount of experience in the management and construction of public infrastructure. He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with a focus on quantitative models from the University of Central Florida and a Bachelor’s Degree from Rollins College in Winter Park Florida. He is a graduate of the Harvard Senior Executives in State and Local Government. Jim has been an active member of APWA serving as the current Branch President of the North Central Texas Branch, the largest branch in the country with over 750 active members, and has previous served as Branch Chair for the Central Florida Branch. He has served on several national committees for APWA, committee chair and member for the Texas and Florida Chapters, committee member for FEMA and ICMA and has published numerous articles on a myriad of leadership, management, and technical topics. Jim is an APWA national award winner having received the APWA Community Involvement Award in 2011 and the APWA Top Ten Leader of the Years in 2016. Jim’s work in infrastructure management has been a topic of presentations in several venues most recently speaking as keynote for the Texas Chapter of APWA, featured speaker for the Cartegraph CARTECON conference, featured speaker for Verdunity Podcast on infrastructure, and the North Central Texas Council of Governments, the regional MPO for the DFW region.

Chris McGee PhotoChris McGee, MPA, PE, Assistant Director, Department of Transportation, City of Raleigh, NC: Chris began his career with the City of Raleigh in March 2009 serving as the Transportation Field Services Manager. In January 2017, Chris was appointed as the Raleigh Department of Transportation’s Assistant Director. Chris has more than 30 years of experience in transportation, maintenance, operations, and asset management, including 20 years of service with NCDOT and 2 years in the private sector. In his current role, Chris oversees all transportation maintenance including storm sewer, street and sidewalk maintenance, highway mowing, and maintenance of Raleigh’s Municipal Services District. Chris fosters a work environment that is creative, collaborative, and empowering. His professional interests include asset management, key performance indicator assessment, alternative finance strategies, and employee development. Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from NC State University. He also attended UNC-Chapel Hill – School of Government and UNC Pembroke. His fields of study include Accounting, Civil Engineering, and Public Administration. Chris is a Licensed Professional Engineer and has a master’s degree in public administration. Chris is a devoted father of two. In his free time, he enjoys the symphony, cooking, good wine and traveling with his family.

Moderator Bio:

Addie Javed, APWA FL Leadership & Management Committee Chair and Development Manager, The Kercher Group – a Mott MacDonald Company: Addie Javed is a former Municipal (City/County) Engineer and Public Works Director, nationally recognized by the Engineering News Record (ENR), National Civil Engineering News Magazine and Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA). He has more than 27 years of technical, administration, management and supervisory experience leading diverse teams and managing multiple Capital Improvement projects and programs. Mr. Javed has strong background in Public Works, Environmental Management, Utilities, Infrastructure, Asset Management, Sustainability, Solid Waste and Sanitation, Strategic Planning and Performance Measures, Emergency Response and Operations, Operations and Maintenance, Community development and Legislative policy making. At Kercher as the Managing Director of Operations he has oversight of the Florida based projects, and as a Public Works and Administration subject matter expert supports project teams nationwide.

Smart Asset Management, Technologies, and Tools

DATE: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
TIME: 12:00 to 1:00 PM (ET)