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City of Marysville, Tulalip Tribes co-host APWA conference April 4-6

TULALIP — The city of Marysville and the Tulalip Tribes are partnering with Snohomish County to host the American Public Works Association Washington Chapter 2012 Spring Conference at the Tulalip Resort Hotel and Casino from April 4-6.

An estimated 500 APWA members will attend sessions relating to public works projects featuring innovations in transportation planning, road construction and maintenance, wastewater, solid waste and more.

The kickoff luncheon on Wednesday, April 4, will begin with a welcome from Snohomish County Public Works Director Steve Thomsen, and messages from Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring and Tulalip Tribes Chair Mel Sheldon Jr.

A pre-conference workshop, "Our Partnership with Tribal Agencies," is planned for Tuesday, April 3, and will end with a visit to the Hibulb Cultural Center, as well as a tour of the art studio of James Madison, a prominent local Native American artist whose artwork and house poles adorn the Tulalip Resort Hotel and Casino.

APWA is a national organization that provides public works education, advocacy, expertise and public awareness for its diverse community of members.

For more information on the conference or to see a schedule of events, go to http://apwaspring2012wa.org.

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