IFME meets international colleagues in San Diego.

By Chris Champion posted 14 days ago


There is perhaps no greater need than now to connect the world, to learn and share our cultures and experiences. International relations are so important for a better world.

Board Update. The IFME International Federation of Municipal Engineering recently had its Board meeting in San Diego in association with the APWA #PWX2023, colleagues and friends from Finland, South Africa, Netherlands, Poland, Mexico, NZ, Italy, USA, Canada, Sweden and Australia.

We were pleased to welcome Andrzej Drzewiecki from Poland as an observer to our meeting. Andrzej is exploring how Poland can become a member of IFME.

APWA IFME Board Member Gary Losier was installed as APWA President in the opening session of PWX. Gary and CEO Scott Grayson, CAE made the international guests very welcome in San Diego.

The IFME Board reviewed progress with its Strategic Plan 2022-2024 through the work of our 3 Committees of Technical & Asset Management, Engagement & Leadership and Marketing & Communications. The Technical Committee reported that it delivered webinars on asset management and cybersecurity, with greening cities as the next topic.

The Leadership Committee reported on progress with the IFME Excellence Awards and study tours organised to host countries of the USA and Mexico. MarComms reported, and the Board adopted a new IFME Style Guide and fresh modern logo.

IFME is considering an award of Fellow of IFME to recognise those who have provided significant service to the association. Dr Maarten Loeffen presented on the 2024 IFME and World Urban Parks Congress to be held in Utrecht in September 2024.

The next IFME Board Meeting will be held in Melbourne in association with the IPWEA International Public Works Congress from 29 April to 2 May 2024.