32 agencies | 115 workers | 110 pieces of equipment | $156,158 in total mutual aid
When fellow IPWMAN member Woodridge was hit by an EF-3 tornado, damage was approximately three blocks wide by three miles long. Public Works Director Chris Bethel commented, “You really can’t imagine something like this until it happens to you.”

IPWMAN members descended on the affected areas for six days. More than 300 trees had been lost, generating over 10,000 cubic yards in woodchips.
A big thank you to everyone who worked together in the massive clean-up effort!
Carol Stream
Crest Hill
Dekalb Township
Des Plaines
Downers Grove
Glen Ellyn
Hanover Park
Hoffman Estates
McHenry County Div. of Transportation
New Lenox
Oak Park
Orland Township
Oswego Township
Rolling Meadows
Villa Park
Wauponsee Township
Western Springs
Wheatland Township
Woodridge Park District
Woodridge School District
Watch Woodridge video
(First 100 hotel rooms reserved are paid by IPWMAN)

Reception Sponsors
Annual Conference October 19 – 20
DoubleTree Hotel, Bloomington IL
FREE for IPWMAN Members

Keynote speaker
IEMA Director Alicia Tate-Nadeau
Breakout sessions
• Cyber safety and security
• Weather patterns (WCIA Weatherman Kevin Lighty) 
• New IDNR Urban Forest Strike Team
• Red Cross role in local disasters
• IDOT training opportunities
• How to request help and what IPWMAN will do for you
New responder wristbands to debut at Annual Conference!
MABAS will be bringing a new wristband system to the conference to show how the system would work during an activation. Each day conference attendees will check in as if they were checking in for a disaster response and then check out as if they were leaving the response site.

Q & A Panel with County Engineers, IDOT, FHWA (September 21)

Plant Mix Asphalt: Design, Construction, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation
(October 12 in Peoria)

ARTBA and OSHA Virtual Course (two dates, same course) Excavation and Trenching Safety (PDF)
After registering you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the training.

IAA Basic Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance (September 24 in Kankakee)
Contact Saul Whitaker at allpowereq@comcast.net or call 815-939-2513.

District 2,3,4,5 – September 15 at 10 am
No pre-registration necessary.

IPSI scholarship winners announced
Congratulation to Maxwell Gieb and Michele Lopez, the first two recipients of the annual IPWMAN scholarships to attend IPSI training. Maxwell is Utilities Superintendent for the Village of Lincolnshire and has worked in the utility trades for 15 plus years. He also served in the U.S. Army for four years as an engineer. Lopez is Administrative Supervisor for the Village of Carol Stream Public Works Department. She began working as a part-time secretary at the Village, then left to work full time for the City of Wheaton. She rejoined the Village of Carol Stream eight years ago and enjoys using the knowledge she has gained to better serve residents.
Big Rock Township
Channahon Township
City of Greenville
Lawrence County
Salt Creek Township
Urbana Township
Village of Addison
Village of Roselle
Village of Wheeling

Shoutout to our Spring duty officers!
April: Betty Harrison (primary); Tim Neargarder (secondary); Dan Ruggles (shadow)*
May: Tim Neargarder (primary); Kelly Kerr (secondary); Mark Runyon (shadow)*
June: Joe Cronin (primary); Gary Holm (secondary); Rob Hancock (shadow)*
*Newly recruited duty officers who have been added to the rotation for additional training
Does your local EMA know you’re a member of IPWMAN?
If you haven’t done so already, please let your local EMA know you belong to IPWMAN. It’s important for them to know there are IPWMAN resources available when they try to coordinate disaster relief efforts.
Way to represent
Kent Cox, City of Macomb, hosted an outdoor booth at the Western Illinois Highway Commissioners Meeting.

Mark Runyon, Village of Oswego, welcomed attendees during IPSI training in July.

Barb Stiehl, City of Urbana, and Mark Doerfler, Wauponsee Township, presented at a Lunch ‘n Learn for Township Officials of Illinois, an IDOT training session for highway commissioners and a meeting with representatives from DuPage County.

Kelly Kerr, Village of Hoffman Estates, and Vince Kilcullen, Village of Algonquin, manned our booth at the APWA CMC Expo & Rodeo.

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