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The Launch of the
he American Public Gas Association is pleased to announce
a special new membership benefit! At APGA, we continually
strive to provide the most valuable and meaningful
resources to our members who look to APGA for networking
and educational opportunities. For this reason, we launched
the APGA Community, an online tool designed exclusively
for APGA members that allows you to connect with other municipal natural gas
professionals, search the member directory, ask for advice and share expertise.
This summer, APGA massively
overhauled its online platforms to
better connect our members with each
other and to promote greater learning
throughout our industry. We have
redesigned www.apga.org to be mobilefriendly and meet user experience
best practices. We also upgraded our
membership database to provide new
online benefits such as the option for an
employee to register multiple people for
APGA events at once. Lastly, our flagship
membership initiative was the creation
of the APGA Community at
The APGA Community is an exciting
new platform that provides all APGA
members with an environment to
connect, engage and share information
and best practices in real time. Some of
the benefits and features of the APGA
Community are to:
* Learn about important issues
affecting your utility
* Ask questions and get
* Build your natural gas network
* Receive daily updates straight to
* Post to the discussions directly from
* Browse the online APGA
Since the member-wide launch on
July 27, there have been over 30 new
discussion threads started on topics
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such as odor fade in newly installed
pipe, CNG rates, causes of damage to
polyethylene pipe, and gas quality
issues. In the APGA Community's first
month, we have seen:
* Over 100 discussion posts;
* Over 1,330 logins; and,
* Over 275 contact connections
between APGA Community users.
All APGA members were enrolled
in the APGA Community and receive
a daily email aggregating the past
24 hours of all discussion activity by
default. The digest is an efficient way to
scan the day's discussions on the APGA
Community. APGA members have the
option to switch their email preferences
to Real-Time, Daily Digest, and no email
to allow you to tailor the discussion to
match your own preferences.
If you are an APGA member
and would like to set up an APGA
Community account, contact the
APGA office at 202-464-2742 or email
Marghet Hager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you all
online at community.apga.org.
Get started in the APGA Community
by following these simple steps:
1. Login at http://community.apga.org
using your email address as your
username and your password.
Need to update your email? Email
email@example.com to update it.
Forgot your credentials? Use the
Forgot your credentials link from
the login page.
2. Complete your profile and
add a picture.
Share something about your
background and upload your
photo. If you have a LinkedIn
account, save time by uploading
your information from LinkedIn.
3. Post a message. Have a question?
Your colleagues have the answer!
Go to Participate, then Post a
Message to send a note to your
colleagues in your communities.
To share a document, go to the
Participate navigation item and
select Share a file.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of THE SOURCE - Winter 2015
UP-TO-DATE: APGA helps readers keep current on public natural gas industry issues
Where Do APGA’s Furnace Rule Comments Stand Today?
Natural Gas Heat Pumps: Is the Timing Right?
Natural Gas Outlook for Winter 2015-2016
Pipeline to New Markets
Remember to Move Over
The Launch of the APGA Community
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