information provided by South Suburban College
SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (September 20, 2019) – South Suburban College (SSC) is presenting a Leadership and Winter Preparedness/Snow and Ice Conference designed for public works directors, supervisors, and operators as well as commercial snow removal contractors from September 23–26, 2019.
Included will be workshops on winter operations for operators and commercial snow plowing contractors that will cover safety, sensible salting, new chloride regulations, techniques, and changes. Other workshops are designed for leaders (directors and supervisors), covering winter operations, ethics, effective communications, professional development plans, succession planning, emergency management, and the future of public works.
The conference will be offered in six sessions, some at SSC’s South Holland campus and others at the college’s Oak Forest Center. Award-winning presenters include:
- Chris Walsh
- Retired Director of Operations of Beloit Public Works
- Current Adjunct Professor of Emergency Management at Texas A&M
- Winner of the American Public Works Association (APWA) Presidential Leadership Award
- Brian Usher,
- Former President of APWA
- Former Public Works Director of Zion, Illinois
- Former Public Works Director of Largo, Florida
Cost of the workshops ranges from $30-$70 per person. New chloride regulations require training as part of compliance.
The Conference is sponsored in part by Baxter & Woodman Consulting Engineers and SNI Solutions.
For more information, email Nancy Burrows at NBurrows@ssc.edu.
The Oak Forest Center is located at 16333 S. Kilbourn, Oak Forest, Illinois.
South Suburban College’s Main Campus is located at 15800 S. State Street, South Holland, Illinois.