FREE - Virtual Training Session

Roadway - Asphalt 101

This training session covers the basics of asphalt education. Starting with asphalt assessment and life expectancy. We will cover the basics of paver operations and paving tips for beginners, the importance of proper compaction, and material ordering options. This session will also include an educational video of paving crew members completing an asphalt patching project. We will finish with an open discussion Q & A. 
Registration for this class is required.
The online registration form is four questions and only takes minutes to complete.  Select the green "Registration Form" link below to register now.

Instructor Mike Ariza's Biography
Mike Araiza has been working at Goldstar Asphalt Products/NPG Asphalt since the summer of 2002. Mike has moved up in his career by starting off as an Estimator, Project Manager, Sales Manager, and now Vice President. He has skills in all aspects of the Asphalt Maintenance, New Construction, and Public Works Industry. These skills include seal coating, crack filling, striping, ADA compliance, asphalt raking, paving, rolling, grading, concrete, material manufacturing, estimating, equipment sales, and project managing. Mike has taken courses in Cal OSHA, ESH, ADA, and Project Management. With 15+years of experience, Mike has the ability to handle all kinds of asphalt and concrete-related situations including problem-solving, writing specifications, and work scopes for HOAs, Commercials, and Industrial and Public Work projects. Mike has also hosted many meets and greets and plant tours. He has become an influential leader to many employees, customers, vendors, property managers, board members, and homeowners.  His philosophy is, “Service sells Jobs” and the more he can educate the customers, managers, property owners, the more they know what to expect with a quality product.

Alternative Powered Irrigation Controllers

This one-hour virtual learning session is scheduled for April 13, 2021, beginning at 11:30 a.m.  Our training instructor Mike Merlesena is with DIG Corporation a company that is celebrating its 40th year in the Irrigation Industry in 2021.  Mike will discuss the features and benefits of DIG's LEIT Ambient Light (Solar) powered controllers and Battery-Operated Controllers.  To gain the maximum advantage from this learning session, Mike will make this an open question-and-answer forum, during the class, and will have an open discussion at the end of his instruction.  
Registration for this class is required. The registration form is only four-questions, and you complete it online.  Select the "Registration Form" button below to register now.

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Benefits and Highlights of the MSA's Training and Education

Next Tuesday, March 16, 2020, we offer a unique training session entitled "Benefits and Highlights of the MSA's Training and Education." Chapter Vice President Gerard Batista is one of two individuals providing instruction for this session.  He will be speaking on how employees in the Public Works field can improve their chances for promotion at their workplace and the resources available to help develop their careers.  Gerard is a tenured instructor at Citrus College, where he teaches three Public Works related classes.  
We are fortunate to have Lory Warren, MSA Education Director, joining this session to speak on the MSA's Public Works Specialist Certification Program.  As an added benefit, we will have one recent program graduate talking about his experience and the knowledge he gained from the program.
This training session will answer questions like: How do I get started? When is enrollment, and what is required from me to enroll?  Are these classes offered in the evening and virtual settings?

Registration for this class is required.  The registration form is only four-questions, and you complete it online.  Select the "Registration Form" button below to register now.


December Holiday Luncheon - 2022

The annual December Holiday Luncheon will be held at the Knott's Berry Farm Hotel on December 13, 2022.  This luncheon has always been an enjoyable and popular event where we will have live music entertainment, the Chapter's annual Toy and Canned Food Drive, our annual Awards Ceremony and Board Elections, and of course, a great meal.  

Our meal is the world-famous "Mrs. Knott's Famous Fried Chicken" with mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh seasonal veggies, buttermilk biscuits, Knott's preserves and butter, boysenberry pie and coffee, and boysenberry punch.  A vegetarian meal is also available upon request and is a selection on the Registration Form.

Space for this luncheon is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please save the date and submit your registration early to secure your space at our event.  Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate individuals that arrive without prior registration.  As always, we are looking forward to enjoying this special holiday luncheon with you on December 13, 2022.


Chapter Vendor Representative

Kortney Burke
(951) 940-1610 Office
(951) 345-5590 Mobile


Chapter Vendor Representative (Alternate) 


April Galindo
(562) 495-7760 Office
(562) 305-2260 Mobile
Long Beach, CA


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