Other stories by Jenni Spinner

  • Dancing With the Sweepers

    On Thursday, Sept., 13, actor and TV host John Ratzenberger stopped by the factory of Elgin Sweeper Co. in Elgin, Ill., to tape a segment for John Ratzenberger's Made in America.

  • Smart Sign Inventory Works for Nashville

    Session: A Sign of the Times? Nashville's Automated Sign Inventory with Donald Reid, right of way manager, Nashville; and Clifton Ogden, senior vice president, Civic Engineering and IT Inc., Nashville.

  • GIS-Based Asset Management Breeds Homers

    GIS-Based Management Solutions: Your "Easy Button": Justin Gough, president, NovotX LLC, Clearfield, Utah.

  • Canadian Compost Facility at the Top of the Heap

    Session: Household Organics: Case Studies in Curbside Collection and Composting: Hamilton, Ontario, is home to an impressive, one-of-a-kind compost facility and biowaste-management program.

  • Pulitzer Winner Shows Lighter Side of Public Works

    By inviting award-winning humor writer Dave Barry to give the keynote at the General Session on Sunday morning, APWA guaranteed that the 2007 Congress and Exposition would start out with a bang

  • Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

    Brevity--and clarity--are key when putting together a good sign, as these examples indicate.

  • Rising to the challenge

    Planning, funding, hiring, managing—this year's American Public Works Association Top Ten Leaders leverage their skills to keep their communities running.

  • Will Bridge Collapse Boost Funding?

  • No big deal

    When an event brings more people into a small town than the normal population, the public works department has to be ready. Water, wastewater, trash, roads, parks—all are impacted far beyond their originally intended capacity. Here's how two towns reacted.

  • PW at the Movies: The Simpsons

    The new Simpsons movie is worth the price of admission, whether you're a die-hard fan or not.