The Northeast Florida Branch, comprising seven counties in northeast Florida (Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns), traces the roots of its founding to 1975, when its “founding fathers”, Bill Bryant, Stan Nodland, George Knecht, and Al Kinard and others established the branch, backed by the support of the City of Jacksonville and began holding informal meetings to encourage everyone to get invovled in branch activities.
These early actions eventually led to the anticipated result, with the Chapter formally accepting the Branch as an integral member on April 26, 1979. The Branch has grown to include members from all the northeast counties, including the corporate community. In the mid-1980’s, the increased support from the private sector was recognized by alternating the Chairman position, public and then private, which only strengthened the community ties with APWA. Currently, the Branch may not be the biggest or the most affluent, but it is tight knit and provides much support to the members.
Northeast Florida Branch APWA Road-E-O Team is State-bound!
Left to right. Ed Passmore (St Augustine), Mike Someillan (Jacksonville), Dustin Greene (St Johns County), Ausha Ward (Jacksonville), Brad Albritton (Clay).
March 8, 2018 - The best of St Johns County, City of St Augustine, City of Jacksonville, and Clay County Public Works competed today for the title of Northeast Florida Road-E-O team to represent the NE Florida Branch at State on April 18, 2018. Participants showed off their skills on excavator, loader, gradall, boom truck, and backhoe at Clay County Fairgrounds, with prizes awarded for top score in individual events as well as the top five overall scores who will represent the branch in April.
Individual Event Winners
Excavator - Mike Someillan, City of Jacksonville Loader - Brack Hager, St Johns County Gradall - Brad Albritton, Clay County Boom truck - Darrell Wierzba, City of St. Augustine Backhoe - Dustin Green, St Johns County
Florida Public Works Expo April 17-19, 2018
The APWA Florida Chapter Expo will be held April 17-19, 2018 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville, Florida. This is a great opportunity to highlight all the first coast has to offer!