Public Works Expo 2018

MD41 - Public Works Operations - Past, Present and Future

Aug 27, 2018 4:00pm ‐ Aug 27, 2018 4:50pm


Journey through the past, present, and future of one thriving public works department in the Midwest. You'll hear from the Public Works Director who has been there 28 years and has encouraged the use of new technologies and practices. Explore how new technology implementation has impacted how the department operates and the public works services offered to the community.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, you will be better able to: 

  • Discover how work practices and equipment have evolved over the years.
  • Look at trends, analyze opportunities, and determine when and if to implement new practices for your agency.
  • Examine new technologies and determine if they will work for your agency.


  • Bret Hodne, PWLF, Public Works Director, CIty of West Des Moines, IA

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