The Beaverton Geographic Information Services (GIS), in conjunction with Portland Area Water/ Wastewater Users Group, will host a free Portland area Asset Management Day on Thursday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Round Executive Suites (12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97005). Asset management is how the city monitors and maintains its roads, water and sewer lines, and other infrastructure in the city.
“The city has more than $1.7 billion in assets,” said Juston Manville, Beaverton’s GIS manager. “Achieving predictive maintenance of these assets saves the citizens of Beaverton money while at the same time providing a higher level of service.”
The tentative schedule and topics covered include:
• 9-10 a.m. GeoEngineers—What is Asset Management• 10-11 a.m. HDR Inc—Direct ROI for Asset Management• 11 a.m.-noon Azteca Systems | Cityworks—Local Government Templates• Noon-1 p.m. Lunch break (free meal provided by Azteca Systems | Cityworks)• 1-2 p.m. Stantec—Pavement Management• 2-3 p.m. Clean Water Services—Proposed Storm and Sewer Data Models
Guests will learn about utilities and how the city strives to predict when maintenance needs to performed as well as budgeting.
“We continue to pay close attention to our core services,” said Mayor Denny Doyle. “Our residents care about filling pot holes and so do we. We maintain our streets, our water and sewer lines—and our overall infrastructure. These are our most important assets and this technology helps us responsibly maintain them.”
Please RSVP with Juston Manville, GIS manager, at 503-350-4002 or by email at jmanville@BeavertonOregon.gov by Friday, March 15. For more information about Beaverton’s GIS, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/GIS.
Beaverton enjoys one of the most diverse populations among Oregon cities. Most recently, the city was awarded the 2012 Mayors’ Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a “Smarter City” energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton has been named one of the safest cities in the Pacific Northwest since 2007, as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year—Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. For more information, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton.