January 12, 2021 Training Class

January 12, 2021 Training Class

MSA Virtual Training Class - FREE

Your Los Angeles and Orange Area Chapter is offering a training class entitled the “Benefits of a Computerized Maintenance Management System, or CMMS.  The trainer for this session is Don Stokes, Maintenance Manager, with the Orange County Sanitation District.  

Class time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Don wrote the following narrative to describe the class

I intend to cover the following:
What is CMMS? How can it benefit me? What are the pitfalls of such a system? Learn what a computerized maintenance management system is. Determine if it can benefit your organization in keeping track of required asset maintenance and related activities. Balance manual efforts with a database approach to ensure the right task is performed at the optimal time to keep your assets (both fixed and mobile) functioning reliably for their intended function. Gain insight into common mistakes and assumptions made regarding the use of a CMMS. Learn from common user mistakes and set yourself up for success.

Adam Markel Special Event

Special Event with Adam Markel

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Free Virtual Zoom Meeting
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Our Chapter is co-sponsoring an exceptional opportunity with the MSA's Executive Board for our members and has invited the other MSA Chapters to join us at this event.  To accommodate this larger than usual group, we have increased our Zoom capacity to serve 500-participants.  As already mentioned and as a safety measure for our members, this event will be broadcast on Zoom.  

Registration will be required to attend, no exceptions.

We are excited to have a renowned motivational speaker Adam Markel available to speak at our Annual Christmas Luncheon meeting.  Deanna, who works closely with Adam provided a brief blurb on Adam and his organization. 

"Our organization’s success, as well as our own health and well-being, require that we cultivate our ability to become Change-Proof: having the ability to not just ride the waves of change… but to shred them and stay on top for the long ride! Resilience is the foundation. In this dynamic conversation, Adam Markel will recharge your batteries for the new year through his stories and words of inspiration. More importantly, Adam will share powerful strategies, step-by-step processes, and insightful exercises to empower you to find your best, create resilience, and unlock accelerated success for 2021.
Huffington Post’s top speakers to see, Adam Markel is a recognized expert in resilience, reinvention, and the integration of personal and business development. As a #1 WSJ bestselling author and CEO of More Love Media, Markel mentors individuals and businesses around the globe on how to re-imagine, refocus, and capitalize on change in order to thrive in a world where constant disruption is the new normal."

Preparing Now for Winter Rains

Preparing Now for Winter Rains

Free Virtual Training Class

Preparing for the Upcoming Winter Rain Season

November 10, 2020 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This one-hour presentation will provide a broad overview of what your agency should understand to prepare for the upcoming winter rain season, best erosion and sediment control management practices, and maintaining compliance with regulations.  The class presenter is Dan Duncan, Environmental Administrator for the City of Santa Clarita.  Mr. Duncan will also discuss forthcoming environmental regulation changes and what the changes may mean to your agency.  

Class registration is required.  Send registration, by email, to Vice President, Alfredo Onate at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Link to: Registration Form

Drone Technology In Public Works (10-13-20)

Drone Technology In Public Works (10-13-20)

The Education Committee is offering this training class free of charge to anyone interested in drone technology as an aid in the Public Works environment.  The class instructor, Jason A. Sewer has provided a class outline in the following paragraph.  

Jason A. Sewer - Class Description
For the presentation on October 13th, I will be discussing how the implementation of drone technology can assist the Public Works sector.  We will discuss how drone technology can help with existing projects, as well as planning for future events.   We will also discuss how other technological components, such as moisture mapping, LIDAR, and 3-D sketching, can add value to the services rendered on behalf of Public Works.  We will show some examples during our discussion, and we will also have an open forum through which questions and comments can be heard.  

Class time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration Information: 
Complete the "Registration Form" and submit to Alfredo Onate by EMAIL to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
Questions, contact Alfredo at (562) 755-7283‬

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