Participating is simple - just call the number and tune in. Listeners will be allowed to email questions to panelists and hear questions from other listeners from around the country. Even if you can¹t tune in to the live conference, APWA will record the session and make it available on the APWA website as a downloadable podcast. This is a great opportunity to gather a group around the speakerphone and learn from the leaders in our profession. Bring in the veterans and the newcomers; invite neighboring jurisdictions and use these phone panel discussions as a launching point for further discussion and interaction among the public works professionals in your area. The sessions are planned for the fourth Thursday in October, January, April and June at 1:00 p.m. Central Time. Check out the APWA website for details on the inaugural session and the schedule at: http://www.apwa.net/events/broadcast_politics.asp.
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