Top Ten Public Works Leaders announced by APWA
The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced the organization's Top Ten Public Works Leaders of 2013.
APWA Executive Director Peter B. King says winners were chosen by a committee of peers for exemplifying “career-long professionalism, expertise, service and personal dedication to improving the quality of life in the communities they serve.”
This year’s winners are:
*Wylie Bearup, P.E., Ph.D. – Street Transportation Director/City Engineer, Phoenix, Ariz.
*Julia Bueren – Public Works Director, Contra Costa County, Calif.
*Christopher B. Burke, Ph.D., P.W., D.WRE, F.ASCE – Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Rosemont, Ill.
*John Edlebeck, P.E. – Director of Public Works/City Engineer, Waupaca, Wis.
*Melissa Gentry, P.E., MBA. – Assistant City Manager for Operations, City of Columbia, S.C.
*William Hadley – Public Works Director, Lexington, Mass.
*Donald Jacobovitz, P.E., PWLF – Public Works Director, Putnam County, Fla.
*Howard Lazarus, P.E., PWLF. – Director of Public Works, Austin, Texas.
*Thomas Montgomery – Public Works Director, Hastings, Minn.
*Allen Persons –Director of Public Works, Plainfield, Ill.
Winners will be celebrated during National Public Works Week, May 19-25, 2013.