Welcome to the Monterey Bay Chapter of APWA Website

The Monterey Bay APWA Chapter has more than 175 members from public agencies, consultants and contractors dedicated to providing public works services. The Chapter was formed in 1962 and covers the Counties of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito. 

Chapter General meetings are held in the evening, usually on the
third Wednesday of odd numbered months. The meeting locations vary as they are hosted by public agencies throughout the Chapter region.  Details about our upcoming meetings are announced in the bi-monthly newsletter which is emailed to all members and are also posted at this website.  The Chapter's calendar of events can be downloaded at the "Documents" tab of this website.

Contact me or another Board member if you would like information about our meetings and other events.

Rick Riedl
2015 Chapter President
(831) 899-6884

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Steve Machida Recieves Apprieciation Award for his service as Monterey APWA Board Member, March 2014 meeting.

Patrick Dobbins (left) awards Steve Machida (right) an award in apprieciation of his years of service on the Monterey APWA Board. 


Post Construction Stormwater Requirements Training Seminar


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Call for 2013 Project and Person of the Year Nominations
The Monterey Bay Chapter is now accepting nominations for projects and person of the year until December 5, 2013. Please contact Lisa Rheinheimer for more information at or 831.637.7665. The nomination forms are available for Project of the Year and Person of the Year.


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Register for the March General Meeting

In mid-December the chapter received eight submittals for the Project of the Year Award and after careful review, the winner is:

Santa Cruz County Public Works Department's - East Cliff Drive Parkway and Bluff Protection Project

This year's Project of the Year nominations included:

Santa Cruz County PW Dept East Cliff Drive Parkway and Bluff Protection
City of Monterey Street Light Replacement
City of Salinas Cesar Chavez Library Addition
San Benito County Sheriff Administration and County Permit Center
Santa Cruz County Sanitation District Aptos Transmission Main Relocation
City of Watsonville Watsonville Slough Restoration – Phase 2
Soquel Creek Water District Polo Grounds Well and Treatment Plant
Santa Cruz County Flood Control Pajaro River Bench Excavation – Phase 1

Register For January 2013 General Meeting Online

Monterey Chapter Receives APWA Presidential Award For Chapter Excellence - 2012!

From left to right: Elizabeth Treadway, Debbie Hale, John Wallace, Patrick Dobbins, Jim Cullem, and Carl Niizawa.


General Meeting

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Hosted by Sand City

Laguna Seca Golf Course
10520 York Road, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 373-3701 Ext. 3
Optional tour of Sand City’s Desalination Plant prior to General Meeting
Meet at 3:00 pm at 321 Shasta, Sand City
Contact Tami Johnson to RSVP


APWA / AEP Stormwater Training Conference
August 7, 2012
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The Monterey Bay APWA and AEP are pleased to announce our 4th Annual Training Conference. This years training will focus on the latest developments in Stormwater Management in the Monterey Bay region.  The training will provide an update to the latest developments in state and local Stormwater management including regulations, permitting, Low Impact Development (LID) techniques, and provide a look ahead at how the possible changes in stormwater regulations may affect our region.   The training will include an interactive exercise in stormwater management led professional nationally recognized stormwater experts. 

Register at the Chapter website at this link: or contact Nathan Schmidt at if you have questions on this training.


General Meeting 7/11/2012 RSVP


TAMC is hosting a Webinar
regarding Envision, the engineer equivalent to LEED certification. The Webinar is produced by APWA and the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.

It will be held at 8 am Tomorrow (6-14-2012) at TAMC's offices in Salinas, 55B Plaza Circle.

Please RSVP to Kristen Hoschouer;

Thank you!
From APWA National's Click and Learn Program

If you’ve wanted to know more about the new rating tool available from the Institute for Sustainability (ISI) you have your chance on June 14. Registration is still open for the Click, Listen and Learn program, The New ISI Sustainability Rating System. This two-hour program is scheduled for 8:00am Pacific on Thursday.

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision™ is the product of a joint collaboration between the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.

Envision™ provides a holistic framework for evaluating and rating the community, environmental, and economic benefits of all types and sizes of infrastructure projects.

The Envision™ Rating System evaluates, grades, and gives recognition to infrastructure projects that use transformational, collaborative approaches to assess the sustainability indicators over the course of the project's life cycle.

Envision™ can be used by infrastructure owners, design teams, community groups, environmental organizations, constructors, regulators, and policy makers.

This session will discuss the purpose of the new tool, who should use it and how it can help your agency.

After viewing this program, participants will be better able to:
* Identify how to make a project more sustainable
* Successfully submit a project to ISI
* Earn the ENV PV professional credential

For speaker information and to register go to

Engineer's week 2010 Feb 19-25Test your engineering skills at the City of Watsonville's Egg Drop Competition
Thursday, February 23rd

Join in the City of Watsonville’s celebration of Engineers Week and participate in an Egg Drop Competition.

Drop location: Alley between the Civic Plaza and the Post Office. Containers will be “launched” from the top story of the Civic Plaza. 

Rules can be found by clicking here


Oct 12, 2011 "Complete Streets" Workshop a Great Success
The Monterey Bay Chapter has a goal to provide relevant training opportunities to its membership. With that goal in mind, the Chapter along with the City of Watsonville hosted a “Complete Streets” Workshop on October 12. The Workshop was a grand success. There were over 40 attendees. A big “Thank You” to Frank Lopez, Angela Obeso, and the City of Watsonville for making the Workshop a great event. The Workshop can even be viewed on You Tube and if you are interested in viewing the Workshop, please click on the below links:  Introductions  Shauna Callery (Rincon Consultants)  Frederik Venter (RBF) Mike Bellinger (BFSLA) & John Gibbs (WRT)  Darla Inglis (UC Davis LID Initiative) Grace Blakeslee (SCCRTC), Todd Muck, (TAMC), and Randy Deshazo (AMBAG)  Panel Q&A (All)
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