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September APA/ASLA Networking Breakfast @ Valley Metro Office
Sep 6 @ 7:15 am – 8:30 am

The City of Phoenix Abatement Lien Program facilitates blight elimination and redevelopment of the City’s most neglected properties. These abandoned blighted properties attract crime, reduce property values and require repeated intervention by the City to abate hazards and remove blight. The Abatement Lien Program addresses these properties through contractual abatement and judicial foreclosure. In the first two years, the programs innovative strategies have collected over $2.8M in outstanding liens, prevented the loss of over $1M in tax foreclosures, and reduced abatement costs. In addition, the program has been responsible for facilitating the renewal of 120 abandoned properties directly contributing to the reduction of blight and crime, and improving the quality of life in Phoenix neighborhoods.

We are excited to have Mailén Pankiewicz, a Project Manager for the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department Abatement Lien Program, discuss the success of this program in restoring our community. During her career Mailén has worked in a variety of innovative projects such as Reinvent Phoenix here in Arizona, coastal beach erosion remediation in Romania, and recycling planning and implementation in Argentina.

Mailén was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Conservation and Environmental Science. Her love for the vibrancy, beauty and convenient transportation options of her native city prompted her to get a Master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Planning at ASU. Upon graduation she joined the City of Phoenix.

As always, this is a free event held on the first Wednesday of EVERY month. Bring your coffee or breakfast and catch up with your fellow Urban Planners and Landscape Architects.

USGBC Lunch & LEED Seminar @ Okland Construction
Sep 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
ABA, Scaffold Hazards & Awareness @ Tucson ABA Office
Sep 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 This is a great opportunity for business owners, project managers, supervisors and safety directors to get up to speed with current OSHA scaffold standards and learn about training materials to educate their workers on the safe use, erection and dismantling of scaffold products. Scaffold related OSHA violations continue to represent three of the top ten OSHA citations. Education and training is the key to reducing citations and accidents.

Topics Include:

  • Scaffold and Fall Protection Safety
  • Scaffold Design, Construction and Use
  • Fall Protection Systems
  • Regulations and Industry Accepted Practices
  • Scaffolds and Components
  • Scaffold Hazards

Instructor John Royer has over 30 years of scaffold experience in the construction and mining industry. He is the Regional Safety Manager / Training Director for Action Equipment and Scaffold. John has been a lead instructor for the Scaffold and Access Industry Association (SAIA) since 2008. The SAIA  is comprised of scaffold manufacturers, distributors worldwide that develop the industry related best practices and regulations that govern the use of scaffolds throughout the United States, Canada, and many countries around the world.

SMPS, Leverage Your Beverage @ Pedal Haus Brewery
Sep 7 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Cushman & Wakefield NAIOP Mixer @ Cushman & Wakefield
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Details: Mix & Mingle at Cushman & Wakefield’s new office space!

Drinks & Appetizers will be served.

RSVP to Jennifer Treadwell

Free to Members

Stop Hearing, “Your Team was So Close”…Why you Came in “Second Place” and Keys to Successful Project Interviewing @ Arizona Builders Alliance
Sep 8 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Presenter Danielle Feroleto will lead the interactive session as a hands-on workshop, providing instruction and feedback from Owners and Trade Partners who can help you improve your approach to securing the next important project.  Learn from a professional who has extensive experience working with contractors to better understand their winning approach and assisting project team members to convey their points in a compelling, and persuasive manner. Public Sector representatives including Owner, Architect and General Contractor peers to share do’s and don’ts that lead to winning approaches! 

  •      Presentation Skills
  •      Developing a Central Theme
  •      Compelling Content
  •      Delivering a Dynamic Message without Words
  •      Owner/Architect Perspective

AAED, Retail Evolution: Planning for Trends Driving Change @ Phoenix Country Club
Sep 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:15 pm
USGBC, The10 Hottest Intersections In Metro Phoenix @ Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
Sep 13 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

shutterstock-purchased-image-smallThe “10 Hottest Intersections in Metro Phoenix” are BACK!  ULI Arizona is celebrating the 10th anniversary of this highly successful program by revisiting the topic.  Along with unveiling the NEW 10 Hottest intersections, the program will recap the results from
2007 — what predictions came true and which ones missed the mark?

This year’s line-up of all-star presenters include:

– Danielle Casey, Economic Development Director, City of Scottsdale
– Craig DeMarco, Partner, Upward Projects
– Niels Kreipke, Owner, Desert Viking Companies
– John Lewis, President and Chief Executive Officer, East Valley Partnership
– Christine Mackay, Community and Economic Development Director, City of Phoenix
– Matthew Mooney, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Cousins Properties
– Danny Plapp, Director of Real Estate, LGE Design Build
– Jordan Rose, Founder and President, Rose Law Group
– Chris Toci, Executive  Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

What surprises are in store?  Will an intersection near you be on the list?  The closely guarded results will only be revealed at the event,  with the audience voting for its choice of top three intersections!  Don’t miss out – register today.

ASCE Phoenix Branch September Luncheon – 27th Avenue Compost Facility at the RIC @ Because-Space for Life
Sep 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

This presentation will provide the background for and development of the City of Phoenix Public Works Department Resource Innovation Campus (RIC) at the 27th Avenue Landfill Complex. In addition, the presentation will highlight the first operational RIC project, the recently completed Compost Facility, and touch on other developments in the RIC.

SRP 2018 Economic Forecast @ The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
Sep 14 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Come hear from our national and local speakers on whats in store for the economy as we look ahead into the new year.

National Keynote Speaker:
Todd Buchholz

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Economist Todd Buchholz lights up economics with a wickedly sparkling wit, says the Associated Press. The former White House senior economic advisor, Tiger hedge fund managing director and best-selling author has jousted with such personalities as James Carville and Ben Stein. His lively and informative speaking engagements have earned him a place in Successful Meetings Magazines 21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century, and his best-selling books on economics and financial markets have been widely translated and are taught in universities worldwide.

Our local panel will address economic and workforce development in Arizona.

Panelists include:

Chris Camacho, President & CEO, GPEC

Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, District Chancellor, Maricopa Community Colleges

Sandra Watson, President & CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority