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10/03/12 Practical(ly) Asset Management (DeKalb, IL) IEPA#4883
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10/03/12 Practical(ly) Asset Management (DeKalb, IL) IEPA#4883

When: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Registration begins at 7:30 AM
Where: City of DeKalb, Water Resource Division
1216 Market St
DeKalb, Illinois  60115
United States
Contact: Lisa Hoffhines

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Practical(ly) Asset Management One Community's Foray into the Asset Management Arena


SUMMARY: This presentation will discuss the integration of a practical asset management system with a community's existing tools and management processes. Municipalities today are asked to meet more demands than ever. New rules and regulations, reduced workforces, public expectations and aging infrastructure all result in a juggling act with smaller budgets. Asset management provides a community with a powerful tool that helps you invest capital in an effective manner. We will present a case study that continues to follow one community and the steps taken that are necessary for integrating a practical asset management program. The pros and cons of implementing an asset management program have been analyzed and the goals of an asset management program have been identified. What's next - getting started can be a daunting task. We will discuss how to take the first steps from practically having an asset management system to developing a practical implementation.


1. Provide an overview of Asset Management.
2. Outline and discuss specific tasks and processes to prepare an agency/organization for the implementation of Asset Management
3. Discuss the pitfalls and focal points when implementing an asset management system.
4. Case study - Asset Management planning/preparation, determining software requirements, software implementation and uses.

Registration begins at 7:30am. The training will start at 8:00am and will conclude by 12:00pm. Earn up to 4 PDH’s or RTC hours. Continental Breakfast included

COST: $35.00 Illinois Section AWWA Members (onsite $55.00); $45.00 Nonmembers (onsite $65.00)

Practical(ly) Asset Management One Community's Foray into the Asset Management Arena - Illinois Section American Water Works Association

PRESENTERS: Carolyn Grieves & Andy Zaletel, Baxter & Woodman, Inc.

Carolyn Grieves - Baxter & Woodman

Carolyn Grieves is Baxter & Woodman’s Water Department Manager. She specializes in design of water supply, treatment, and distribution systems, as well as water distribution system modeling and master planning. Carolyn received a B.S. in civil engineering from University of Illinois and a M.S. in environmental engineering from the University of Iowa, and is a registered professional engineer in Illinois. She is the chair of ISAWWA’s Safety Committee.

Andy Zaletel
- Baxter & Woodman

As the manager of Baxter & Woodman’s GIS Department, Andy leads the planning, design, and implementation of GIS and GPS-based services for municipal clients. He supervises a staff of GIS specialists and mapping technicians with expertise in ESRI and Trimble software applications and Autodesk mapping. He has served as Project Manager for numerous utility mapping, data collection and basemap development projects, and has also overseen the GIS component of many municipal master plans. He has been instrumental in assisting communities with data analysis and conversion, custom application development, web-based GIS solutions, infrastructure system surveys and educational workshop presentations and trainings. Mr. Zaletel teaches Introduction to GIS and GPS Technologies for the College of Lake County in Grayslake, IL. Mr. Zaletel has a bachelor’s degree in Biology – Ecology from Winona State University as well as a Masters degree in Resource Analysis and GIS from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.

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