Lack of timely attention to reasonable public infrastructure investment hinders economic development, safety, and quality of life in Minnesota
To articulate a convincing case for increased infrastructure investment across Minnesota through a partnership presenting a coordinated voice and unified, comprehensive needs information for today’s and tomorrow’s citizens and leaders.
National APWA Presentation
Dan Gage, Brad Henry, John Maczko and Tom Eggum will be making a presentation titled “MN2050 Initiative: Making Infrastructure Great Again,” at the national APWA conference in Minneapolis next week.
The 2016 APWA PWX runs from August 26 through August 31 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Our event is Tuesday, August 30, 9:45-11AM in room 200HIJ. It will also be “live streamed” to members not traveling to the conference. More information: http://www.apwa.net/PWX/2016/Attendees/About-PWX
John Maczko named City Engineer of the Year
The City Engineers Association of Minnesota named John Maczko of the Saint Paul Public Works Department as their City Engineer of the Year for 2016. John is also the most recent addition to the MN2050 steering committee.
Impressive attendance at Minnesota caucuses provides MN2050 with ideas and interest
For the first time, MN2050 reached-out to its Partner organizations for participation in Minnesota’s caucuses on March 1st. Two weeks later, an online survey provided 82 responses from attendees. Nearly all infrastructure resolutions passed from the evenly divided party participants. Informative … yes, but not without concerns and reservations on the caucus process. A good number of folks indicated a willingness to help-out MN2050. Check-out the full report.
State of the State Infrastructure: the state Asset Management survey
Last year, MN2050 supported by MnDOT’s State Aid Office and Wilder Research, conducted the first ever survey of Minnesota cities, counties and state agencies’ use of Asset Management tools and systems. Results are available our Survey page. The second annual survey is now underway.
State of the State Infrastructure: the interactive mapping project
Also last year, MN2050 joined in an interactive mapping project initiated by the Office of State Auditor and funded by the University of Minnesota as part of the U’s Smart Cities research program. The cooperative project’s goal is to present state infrastructure needs information to the public via easy-to-comprehend maps and other visuals. The first maps and a full description of the project are now available on the State Auditor’s website: http://www.osa.state.mn.us/
APWA Advocates Update: 11/25/2014
Peter King, APWA Executive Director
“I find your lack of faith disturbing.” – Darth Vader
Quick links to our three videos
Anytime, day or night you can access these links on Twin Cities Public Television (tpt). Please watch all three 2014 videos co-produced by MN2050 and tpt. Learn, understand and think: can you do something about our State of Repair ?