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Summer 2010 Vol. 18 No. 3

News from our coordinator

Mindy Carlson, Teresa Washington, and
Sandy McCully

I want to give a big thank-you to all the wonderful committee members who worked so hard this year in organizing another successful Spring Maintenance Training Expo. Sandy McCully, Dale Reed, Shannon Tyree, Chris Petree, Lori Graven, Teresa Washington, Ken Nelson, and Rick Shomion are all exceptional people to work with. They are always committed to creating a quality educational experience for local and state agency personnel and this year was no exception. Ken and Rick also did a phenomenal job working with the vendors and setting up the exhibit hall.

I wanted to get a picture with everyone in it, but we were all so busy that the time to gather for a photo never happened. However, Sandy, Teresa, and I took a minute in the exhibit hall to snap this photo in front of one of the snowplows on display.

Thank you, team, and thanks of course to the participants who came to learn and the vendors who hauled their trucks and equipment to our facility for us to ooh and ahh over. We look forward to seeing everyone next year.

With summer here you are probably already in control of those spreading noxious weeds and roadside vegetation. But if you aren’t, don’t forget about our vegetation management resource page on our LTAP Web site. We have several resources listed and a couple of great search option links to help you find what you need when dealing with vegetation or any other topic. We also have a librarian who can help you find and obtain publications from other resources and libraries, so please don’t hesitate to call us if you need help.

The New “Best Practices for Traffic Sign Management and Maintenance” Workshop held in May was a great success. Many of you have called to ask for more classes. We will be offering four more sessions in the fall. Check out the calendar above for dates and keep an eye on our Web site for all fall class schedules and Roads Scholar credits.

Hope you all have a fun and safe summer!

—Mindy Carlson, LTAP coordinator

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