NAFA's Sunshine State Chapter and the Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA) will combine to present a conference for fleet managers September 16-18, 2009 at the Plaza Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, Florida. The conference features over ten quality educational sessions including a look at NAFA's CAFM/CAFS educational programs presented by NAFA's Senior Vice President, Doug Weichman, CAFM. The conference also includes an expo floor with over 70 exhibitors and excellent networking opportunities.
"NAFA's Sunshine State Chapter leadership and the executive board of FLAGFA are pleased to announce yet another outstanding combined conference to be held at the Plaza Resort and Spa in beautiful Daytona Beach Florida," said William G. Massey, CFM/CAFM, Fleet Operations Manager for the City of Gainesville, Florida who is a former President of FLAGFA and current Vice Chair of NAFA's Sunshine State Chapter. "This will be the third year that the NAFA Sunshine State Chapter and FLAGFA have combined for this fall conference and it continues to get bigger and better each year. Even in these economically challenging times, this a meeting you don't want to miss. It promises to be a value packed event to include a day and a half of exceptional educational curriculum, an outstanding vendor exhibition, and your largest source of fleet networking in Florida!"
The conference includes the following sessions:
• NAFA CAFM/CAFS educational programs by NAFA Senior Vice President Doug Weichman, CAFM, of Palm Beach County Fleet Services
• Top 10 ideas from the Top 100 Best Fleets by Tom Johnson, author of "7 Qualities of the 100 Best Fleets"
• Aerial Device Operator Training by Rob Hunter of ALTEC Solutions
• "Your Safety Net" by Kathy Shurte, CPLP, Training, Development and Performance Management Office
• Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) maintenance by Craig Weerts, Regional Truck Manager, Cummins Power South
• Stimulus Grant Packages for Fleet 2010 and Beyond by Christopher Cooper, Grants and Legislative Coordinator for City of Gainesville, Florida
• Biofuel by R.J. Inman of St. Johns County
• Peterbilt Model 320 HLA, diesel/hydraulic hybrid
• Heavy duty truck manufacturers forum featuring Ford, Freightliner, GM, International, Isuzu, Kenworth, Mack, and Peterbilt
• Technical forum.
Massey recommends that attendees arrive early on Wednesday to enjoy the Fall Golf Outing as well as the networking/hospitality event, which is held Wednesday evening.
The Plaza Resort & Spa is located at 600 N. Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida.Conference registration is $50. The Fall Golf Outing is not included with conference registration. For more information, visit the NAFA calendar (found in the Professional Development section) at NAFA's website.
About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA Fleet Management Association (nafa.org) is a not-for-profit, individual membership professional society serving the needs of members who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe. NAFA is the association for the diverse vehicle fleet management profession regardless of organizational type, geographic location or fleet composition. NAFA's Full and Associate Members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance and repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 3.5 million vehicles including in excess of 1.1 million trucks of which 350 thousand are medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
About Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators
We are a professional fleet management association exceeding 250 members from all levels of government within the State of Florida. We are dedicated to promoting and improving the fleet management profession especially within the governmental organizations of Florida. FLAGFA (flagfa.org) actively sponsors training, professional development, and education for our members and their technicians and professional staff. Our members network and exchange information and ideas continuously. Our goal is to have all Florida governmental fleet professionals as members of FLAGFA. We know that each added member will make our association stronger and enable us to provide better services to our members and to the governmental agencies they serve.