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I am requesting funding to attend the 2015 APWA International Public Works Congress and Exposition
August 29-September 2 in Phoenix, Arizona. This conference is expected to bring together more than 6,000 public
works professionals and will feature more than 125 education sessions and 400 exhibits all related to public works.

The education sessions and exhibits focus on many of the key issues we are experiencing in our community and offer solutions that we are seeking including:

New Funding Sources
Asset Management
Workforce Solutions
Emerging Technologies
Leadership and Management Skills
Emergency Preparedness
Sustainability Solutions
And much more..

I am particularly interested in attending the following sessions:

I am confident that by attending this conference, we will easily be able to save our community money, increase productivity
in our department, implement new technologies, and find other solutions to areas of concern in our city.

The full price for the conference is $835 for members, but this can be reduced $50 if I register by July 1.  Below is the breakdown of all of the estimated costs for me to attend:

        Registration            $785
        Roundtrip Air          $450
        Transportation        $  75
        Hotel                        $600
        Meals                       $225
        Total                      $2135

With the great lineup of sessions and the large number of exhibits, I really feel our ROI for this conference will far exceed the $2135 expense. Let me know if there is any further information I can provide to support this request.