Kansas City, Mo.—home to the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain—will host the 2006 APWA Congress and Exhibition. Photo: Kansas City Visitors & Convention Association

The American Public Works Association (APWA) has shifted the location for its 2006 Congress and Exhibition from New Orleans to Kansas City, Mo.

The dates for the show will remain Sept. 10–13. The association's board of directors, looking to the flooding and subsequent damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, formed a subcommittee to weigh a number of factors affecting the convention, including the status of physical structures and accommodations in New Orleans, impact of the hurricane on local APWA members and Congress volunteers, and the organization's goal to support recovery efforts in New Orleans and contribute to the economic health of the region.

APWA plans to return to New Orleans in August 2008. Indianapolis, the former planned home to the 2008 conference, will host the 2012 Congress.

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