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President's Message


I am pleased to welcome all members to our organization. We are here to support you. We are the Maintenance Superintendents Association of the Inland Empire/Desert Chapter. As an organization, we are committed to the success and education of all our members. Our values and integrity are displayed through our professionalism, knowledge, dedication and commitment to the agencies and businesses we serve. This organization is an effective network system for municipal managers, supervisors, and vendors to communicate, educate, and provide pertinent information to the organizations and agencies we serve.

The Inland Empire/Desert Chapter meets the 4th Thursday of every month, and has an educational topic for the benefit of those in attendance. Also, at each meeting vendor members have an opportunity to promote their represented companies with “Vendor on a Soapbox”. We will also host Administrative Professional Appreciation Day in April, a Vendor Appreciation Day in October, and scholarship awards every June.

Our goal is to educate and provide support to all chapter members. Our Chapter continually sponsors and subsidizes classes and workshops to provide essential training that is available to all members. We are committed to safety, knowledge, and awareness in the functions of public works.

To promote a career in the field public works, we have scholarships available for students attending educational institutions majoring in public works. Scholarship applications are due in April and awarded every June at the general meeting.

This Chapter also sponsors a training and trade show where vendor members have the opportunity to display equipment, tools, and materials available for use in public services. The trading and trade show also hosts educational and training workshops focused on general maintenance service workers.

An Annual Golf Tournament is held in June with all proceeds going to our scholarship fund. This past year the Chapter gave out over $4,000.00 to students pursuing a college education related to Public Works. We hope to see everyone there for a day of fun competition and generous support of this worthy scholarship program.

In closing, I consider myself fortunate to be a part of this outstanding organization. I have gained lasting professional and personal relationships, and more importantly, gained a network of information and educational resources. I look forward to serving with all of you and our chapter, in promoting the ongoing success of this organization.

Rick De Santiago