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MSA Certificate Program
Public Works Specialist Certification Program– MSA offers a certificate program with 15 online classes offered.
To achieve the Public Works Specialist certification, you must complete 12 of the 15 classes offered.
“Introduction to Public Works” is the prerequisite to all classes.
Tuition is only $75/each class. There are no other costs associated with these courses.
Education Director: George Bradley
Phone: (209) 365-3667
What to expect from your membership
- Monthly meetings throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties at various member cities.
- Periodic newsletters from the Los Angeles and Orange Area Chapter.
- Monthly to bi-monthly workshops or informational programs.
- Annual statewide conference with major educational workshops and equipment displays featuring state of the art maintenance products.
- Regular exchange of ideas, information and experiences.
- Networking with specialized suppliers of public works equipment, supplies and materials.
- Participation in scholarship awards to collegiate students demonstrating outstanding leadership and academic achievement.
- Email notification of upcoming events and employment oppurtunities
MSA sponsored training and certification for field employees, including:
- Confined Space Training
- Forklift Certification
- State Certified Traffic Control Classes
- Traffic Flagging Certification
- Basic Supervision
- Concrete Fundamentals
- Pavement Maintenance Strategies
- and much more!
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MSA Education Brochure
If you are interested in becoming a new member of the Los Angeles and Orange Area Chapter, please complete the "Membership Application Form" (below) and submit it according to the instructions described on page two of the application.
MS Word Application
Download a copy of the Los Angeles and Orange Area Chapter Bylaws.
Link to: BYLAWS
Los Angeles and Orange Area Chapter
President – Patricia Pena, National Plant Service
Vice President – Hether Flores, Emergency Restoration Services
Secretary – Joe Dillman, City of Irvine
Treasurer – Abel Hernandez, City of Bell
Past President – Gerry Lopez, City of Buena Park
Cruz Caldera, City of Santa Clarita
Daniel Hernandez, City of Huntington Park
Keith Hinckley, City of Newport Beach
Mark Esquer, Orange County Sanitation District
Ray Valenzuela, City of South Gate
Salvador Mendez, City of Lynwood
Scott Smith, City of Irvine
Wendy Macias, City of Paramount
Gene Viramontes, City of Fullerton/Huntington Park (Retired)
Will Wenz, City of Brea
Dave Torres, City of South Gate
Steve Rasmussen, Traffic Management, Inc.
Vendor Representative – Joy Wirasatien, JCL Traffic Services
Alternate Vendor Representative – Jennifer Farina, Safeway Sign Company
EXECUTIVE BOARD REPRESENTATIVES
Board Delegate – Gerard C. Batista, City of San Gabriel
Alternate Board Delegate – Bill Ornelas, City of Duarte (Retired)
VENDOR REPRESENTATIVES - SOUTH
Executive Board Vendor Rep – Rob Manriquez, Crafco, Inc.
Alternate Executive Board Vendor Rep – Adam Endress, Nixon-Egli Equipment
Stellar Vendor Award Guidelines, Procedures and Protocol
Each year, all chapters are encouraged to select a worthy nominee. The Association Executive Board then reviews each Chapter’s nominees, and a deserving individual is selected for the award by a secret ballot vote by the Executive Board. The Stellar Vendor is the Associations most prestigious award that can be bestowed on a vendor.
SECTION I - SUGGESTED NOMINEE QUALIFICATIONS
Nomination of members should comply with the following qualifications:
- Shall be a member in good standing that has been in the organization a minimum of ten (10) years.
- Shall be a member in a sales/management position that is in charge of and responsible for sales and or services to, and encompassing the public works field.
- Retired members may be nominated.
- Shall be a member who has demonstrated the ability to lead his/her chapter towards recognition of the organization. Shall be a member who has contributed to or participated in the development of new concepts that have or are benefiting the organization, their respective company or the community as a whole.
Shall be a member who does not discriminate against others and is sensitive in their communications with others.
Named the first recipient of the Stellar Vendor Award in 2014
Norm Hawkins, Hawkins Traffic Safety Supply
To be recognized by MSA has put a smile on Norm's face; he really appreciates it! But, he is disappointed he is unable to see you again. He turns 94 October 27 and poor health keeps him home.
For our parents, Norm and Rose Hawkins, Traffic Safety wasn't a business; it was their lifetime mission.
For 60 years Norm loved collaborating with MSA professionals to serve the public. Our family albums are full of photos of mom and dad with many of you, at conferences, luncheons, vendor shows. As we continue the family business, we are grateful to MSA for honoring Norm's enthusiasm and hard work in an industry that has flourished for generations.
Thank you all!
— John Hawkins, Norma Hawkins Flaskerud, Laura Hawkins Tracy
Joseph Fouret - Precision Concrete Cutting
Ben Howseman - Dispensing Technology Corp.
Erick Gustafson - Zumar Industries, Inc
Steve Rasmussen - Traffic Management Inc. (Honorable Mention)
Norm Hawkins - Hawkins Traffic Safety Supplies
The Board of Director unanimous selected long-time vendor member, Mr. Gary Givens as the Los Angeles and Orange Area Chapter’s nominee for the Stellar Vendor Award. While Gary did not receive the award in 2014, we have all honored with our heartfelt support and in spirit.
The Maintenance Superintendents Association (MSA) is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of the public. This is accomplished by fostering the dissemination of knowledge and experience pertaining to the operation and maintenance of public facilities among it's membership. The Los Angeles and Orange Area Chapter, which includes both respective counties in their entirety, totals over 250 members. Memberships are comprised of public agency supervisors, superintendents, managers, directors, staff, salespersons, and vendors of equipment, materials and services.
Who should join the MSA?
Any local, county, state, public utility employee or supervisor, and officers or employees of a firm, partnership or corporation which have an interest in the field of public works.
Why join the MSA?
- Provide members an opportunity to work together to achieve better cooperation, communication, and efficiency for problem solving and procedures.
- Provides a forum to share knowledge and experience and to provide technical training and information for the maintenance professional to allow them to become more efficient and effective.
- Provide knowledge and understanding of national, state, regional, and local government problems, issues and opportunities.
- Offers training and information related to increased professional skills.
- Products and services provided by the private sector or vendor members help solve problems as related to the field of maintenance.
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This is a test of the History page by MOJ
Some individuals are born to be leaders while others are born through challenges and adversity. In either case, the MSA has truly been blessed with many individuals that were willing to accept the challenges associated with the esteemed position of President of the Los Angeles and Orange Area Chapter, formerly known as the Los Angeles Chapter. Prior to being known as the MSA, the chapter was the SSMA, which stood for the Street Superintendents and Maintenance Association.
Between 1962 and 2017 our chapter has proudly served the Los Angeles and Orange County areas with 50 chapter presidents. We proudly list the names of these individuals and the agency where they were employed at the time of their term as president.
|2018 : Gerry Lopez, City of Buena Park
|2017 : Al Cablay, Interwest Consulting Group, Inc.
|2015-16 : Gene Viramontes; City of Fullerton
|2014 : Gerard Batista; City of San Gabriel
|2012 - 2013 : Michelle Olinger Jolly; Retired
|2011 - 2012 : Gerard Batista; City Of Duarte
|2011 : Dave Thompson; City Of Arcadia
|2009 - 2010 : Robert Moungey; City Of Garden Grove
|2006 - 2008 : Dave Thompson; City Of Arcadia
|2005 - 2006 : Juan Price; City Of Manhattan Beach
|2003 - 2005 : Steve Esbenshade; City Of Duarte
|2001 - 2003 : Gene Viramontes; City Of Fullerton
|2000 : Bill Raymond; City Of Cerritos
|1999 : Keith Jones; City Of Garden Grove
|1998 : Dale Dillon; County Of Orange
|1997 : William Ornelas; City Of Duarte
|1996 : Lou Pedroza; City Of Azusa
|1995 : Ken Boyce; City Of Norwalk
|1994 : Fullmer Chapman; City Of La Canada
|1993 : Louie Vecchione; City Of Anaheim
|1992 : William Ault; City Of Fountain Valley
|1991 : Alex Casillas, Jr.; City Of Mission Viejo
|1990 : Bill Higgins; City Of Brea
|1989 : Jim Howell; City Of Garden Grove
|1988 : Pat Malloy; City Of Chino
|1987 : L.D. Johnson; City Of Laverne
|1986 : Bill Whittington; City Of Alhambra
|1985 : Bob D'amato; City Of Placentia
|1984 : Patrick Mccarron; City Of Brea
|1983 : William Huyck; City Of Downey
|1982 : Merle Milne; City Of Newport Beach
|1981 : Tom Parker; City Of Covina
|1980 : Larry Liebeu; City Of Santa Ana
|1979 : Perry Turigliatoo; City Of La Mirada
|1978 : George Osborne; City Of Riverside
|1977 : Phil Studebaker; City Of Santa Fe Springs
|1976 : Al Lopez; City Of Seal Beach
|1975 : Ray Smith; City Of Glendale
|1974 : Earl Fink; City Of Norwalk
|1973 : Phillip Angel; City Of Culver City
|1972 : James Stilwell; City Of Westminster
|1971 : Edwin Welborn; City Of Montebello
|1970 : Clem Sculley; City Of Beverly Hills
|1969 : Bill Lewis; City Of Anaheim
|1968 : Gene Mills; City Of Brea
|1967 : Harley Bogart; City Of Costa Mesa
|1966 : Martin Pruett; County Of Los Angeles
|1965 : Jim Brushnahan; City Of Azusa
|1964 : Bill Garrett; Tbd
|1963 : Phil Studebaker; City Of Santa Fe Springs
|1962 : John Tuttle; Tbd