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Conference Call: November 15, 2010 Call In- 1-866-953-9689 Password: 665294 4:00 PM ET -- 3:00 PM CT -- 2:00 PM MT-- 1:00 PM PT NOTES 1. Welcome & Introductions – M. Mucha J. Anastasio called the meeting to order. Members present were C. Quiram, J. Adams, H. La Fever, K. Riddervold, V. Quiram, A. Anderson, MP. Baldauf, C. Doyle, K. Reester and E. Gottko. Members, S. Read, C. Dufrechou and M. Mucha were not present. 2. Approval of October Meeting Minutes – M. Mucha/Group A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the October meeting minutes without change. The motion passed unanimously. 3. Update on Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System – P.King/Julia J. Anastasio briefed the group on the outcome of the October 26, 2010 Board of Directors meeting and updated the group on the progress of the project. J. Anastasio also alerted the group to several requests that will be sent out seeking technical experts and pilot project nominations to help the working group refine the tool. 4. Update of GAT activities Content Development for Webpage -- K. Reester K. Reester updated the group on the progress of the webpage GAT team. The GAT is collecting sustainability-related action plans (climate plans, etc) and evaluating how best to present this information on the website. Develop Plan to promote Framework out to Chapters, technical committees, other partner organizations, etc. -- MP Baldauf MP. Baldauf has scheduled a GAT conference call after Thanksgiving. The group will focus on how to reach out to Chapters. Coordinate with Select Technical Committees -- M. Mucha No report provided. Develop Set of Sustainability Principles -- C. Quiram C. Quiram reported that he scheduled a meeting with President Crombie to get a better idea of what President Crombie is looking for in the “sustainability principles” he has called for. After this meeting, C. Quiram will schedule a conference call with the rest of the GAT. Develop model for creating sustainability committees at the Chapter level and communicate with Chapter leaders, consider revising PACE awards criteria to include sustainability principles – H. LaFever H. La Fever updated the group that his GAT has had trouble scheduling another conference call to follow up from their first meeting. He still anticipates providing a set of recommendations for the Leadership Group to react to by early 2011. 5. Discuss Agenda for Winter Face 2 Face Meeting – M. Mucha/ J. Anastasio Revise Framework for Sustainable communities to evaluate whether to remove “efficiency” category. Further discuss “sustainability principles” and determine how to respond to President Crombie’s request. No discussion was necessary – this is a running list for the agenda for the winter face to face meeting. 6. Discussion of FY 2012 Work Plan This discussion was postponed. 7. Updates --- J. Anastasio J. Anastasio informed the group that K. Riddervold has agreed to serve as the APWA representative on the ICLEI Community-wide GHG Inventory Protocol Working Group. J. Anastasio reminded the conference review team that of a conference call scheduled to discuss the program for the 2011 Sustainability in Public Works Conference. The group decided to cancel the December 20, 2010 conference call. 8. New items – M. Mucha/Group None. 9. Adjourn The meeting was adjourned. REMINDERS: The group decided to cancel the December 20, 2010 conference call. The next conference call will be January 17, 2011. Happy Holidays!
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