The Berks County Public Works Association
was initiated in 1996 by a group of concerned municipal officials
and vendors of municipal-related
services and equipment, to advance the theory and practice of the design, construction, maintenance,
administration and operation of public works services, as well as the dissemination of information and
experience upon the promotion of improved practices in public works administration and the encouragement
of the adherence by public works officials to a continually higher standard.
The membership is comprised of active members
, official and employees of government agencies, engaged
in the field of public works; honorary members
, retired officials and employees of governmental agencies
who have been active members in the Association, in good standing, for ten (10) years;
officials and employees of governmental agencies engaged in the field of public works outside Berks County;
and, associate members
, any persons, company and/or corporation-associated persons with special knowledge,
experience and interest in the public works field, desirous of aiding and furthering the objectives of the Association.
The 18th Annual Trade Show will be held October 2nd, 2014 at the Oley Fairgrounds in Oley, PA.
Numerous companies will be on hand to display the latest in equipment and or accessories, road maintenance, communications, engineering services, apparel and more! All members of the Berks County Public Works Association, including managers, elected municipal officials and municipal workers are invited to attend.
We are pleased to offer the following presentation:
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM REGISTRATION FOR TRADE SHOW AND RODEO
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM INDOOR/OUTDOOR EXHIBITS OPEN
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM BLOODMOBILE AVAILABLE FOR BLOOD DONATIONS
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM EDUCATION SESSION
Dr. Carolyn Brooks will present on "How to diffuse and manage conflicts with the public"
10:15 AM - 11:45 PM EQUIPMENT SKILLS RODEO ON-GOING
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM LUNCH, RAFFLE AND RODEO AWARDS
1:30 PM - ??? TBD - READING ROYALS MASCOT SLAPSTICK WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE
In addition to the indoor and outdoor exhibits and information sessions, municipal member employees are invited to participate in an Equipment Skills Rodeo.
Municipalities may field a maximum of two teams. Teams must have three members. For those municipalities who do not have three operators, you may combine with another municipality to form a team or request that the Trade Show Committee supply members to form a team.
EVENTS AND EQUIPMENT:
There will be seven skill events that may include equipment such as backhoes, truck (automatic transmission, CDL not required), mini-excavator, zero-turn lawn mower, skid loader, and cone toss. On the day of the show, team members select three different events in which to participate. Events will be timed and/or judged and will include general operation and/or implement specific skills.
Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places in each event and trophies will be presented for overall team championship.
Each trade show attendee must register by 8:45 AM to receive a meal ticket. Lunches will only be served with a valid ticket issued when you register.
Please pre-register your team using the form below. If you list less than three members, the Trade Show Committee will assign members to form a team. All Rodeo participants will receive a BCPWA T-shirt. Please indicate size below.
Please note that rules for each rodeo event will be posted at the rodeo registration table and with each individual event judge.
We need non-rodeo participants to help judge the rodeo events. Volunteer judges will receive a free BCPWA t-shirt. Please sign up as a volunteer and include your shirt size on the registration form below if you are interested.
Miller Keystone Blood Bank again will have a bloodmobile on site from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to take blood donations. Please list the names of all members interested in donating blood using the form below. Donation times and walk-in donors will be scheduled during the registration period. All blood donors must bring a photo I.D.
Questions? Please contact us at info@BerksPublicWorks.org
, or call Todd Dietrich at 610-972-8046.
New municipal members' cost for registration for the trade show and equipment skills rodeo is $35.00 which includes five lunches and membership in the BCPWA until the end of 2014. Each current member municipality is entitled to five free lunches. Additional lunches cost $15.00 each.