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APWA Announces 96 Selected for Public Works Leadership Fellows Program Print E-mail
Written by APWA   
Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Kansas City, MO. – The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced today that 96 public works professionals from across North American were recently inducted as Leadership Fellows into APWA’s Donald C. Stone Center for Leadership Excellence in Public Works.  In a special ceremony at the APWA 2011 International Public Works Congress held in Denver, Colorado, each of    the Public Works Leadership Fellows received the PWLF service designation which recognizes commitment to the public works profession. 

The Leadership Fellows were awarded the PWLF designation because of their accomplishments in public works and contributions they have made to the profession throughout their careers. “Each member of this inaugural group will be linked as a mentor for a full year to people entering the careers program,” said APWA Executive Director Peter B. King.  “All of the Fellows have 20-plus years experience in public works, and they will give at least a half-hour a week to advise public works professionals who want to enhance their careers,” said King.

He noted that the new program builds on APWA chapter leadership institutes to offer a flexible, integrated approach to learning leadership skills, and presents career options for technical and financial specialists who want to move into a management track. “We have an aging population in the public works profession and industry, and we are pleased to offer a new initiative to address workforce challenges throughout North America,” he said.

Named for Donald C. Stone, a pioneer of public administration who founded APWA in 1937, the DCS Center offers “something for everyone” through a progressive system of career paths and academic options: Leadership and Management, Technical Specialty, Public Works Professional, and degree programs.  The Leadership Fellows will provide one-on-one mentoring for aspiring public works leaders enrolled in the Leadership and Management career path.

The 2011 Public Works Leadership Fellows include:
• Robert Albee, Director, Utilities Engineering, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc, Watertown, MA
• Helena Allison, Traffic Engineer, City of Napa, Napa CA
• Brian Amundson, P.E., Director of Public Works - City Engineer, City of Eau Claire, WI
• Russell Arnold, Jr., P.E., Director of Public Works/Town Engineer Town of Farmington, CT
• John  Benda, General Manager of Maintenance & Traffic, Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, Downers Grove, IL
• Vijay Bhasin, Owner/Engineer, Bhasin Associates, Florissant, MO
• Michael  Bobinsky, Director of Public Services, City of Portland, ME
• Ronald Calkins, Director of Public Works (Retired), City of Ventura, CA
• James Close, Instructor, PA State Assoc. of Township Supervisors,  Harrisburg, PA
• Kurt Corey,  Public Works Director, City of Eugene,  OR
• Cheryl  Creson, Vice President, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Sacramento ,CA
• George Crombie, Senior Faculty Member, Norwich University, Plymouth, MA
• R. Mark DeVries, Maintenance Superintendent, McHenry County Division of Transportation, Woodstock, IL
• Kris Dimmick, P.E., Vice President of Municipal, Bernier, Carr & Associates, P.C., Watertown,  NY
• Matthew Dominy, Vice President, Program Management Consultant, HNTB, Kansas City, MO
• Darwin Durnie, Managing Principal, Stantec, Red Deer, Alberta, CA
• Michael Eastling, Director of Public Works, City of Richfield,  MN
• Thomas Eggum, Senior Consultant, TKDA, Saint Paul, MN
• David  Fain, Director of Public Works, City of Haltom City, TX
• Roger Flint, Vice President/Area Manager, CH2MHILL INC., Spokane, WA
• Jimmy Foster, Program Manager, Jacobs Engineering Group, Dallas, TX
• Bob Freudenthalb Executive Director, Tennessee Association of Utility Districts, Murfreesboro,  TN
• Larry Frevert, Vice President, HDR Engineering, Kansas City, MO
• Ron Freyermuth, Public Works Director, City of Shawnee, KS
• Ray Funnye, Director of Public Services, Georgetown County, SC
• Gordon Garner, Vice President, Water Business Group, CH2MHILL, Inc. Prospect, KY
• Raul Godinez, Executive Director, City of Santa Ana, Santa Ana, CA
• Edward Gottko, Adjunct Professor, New York University and New Jersey Institute of Technology, Westfield, N.J.
• David Griscom, Public Works Director (Retired), White County, Flowery Branch ,GA
• Venu Gupta, Director, Facilities Development and Management,  Milwaukee, WI
• David Hanlon, General Manager, Veterans Development Corp. Braintree, MA
• Steven Hansen, Director of Public Works, City of Liberty, MO
• Dan Hartman, Director of Public Works, City of Golden, CO
• Mike Healy, Assistant to Public Works Director, Operations, City of Grass Valley, CA
• Paul Hindman, Executive Director, Urban Drainage & Flood Control District Denver, CO
• Bret Hodne, Public Works Director, City of West Des Moines, IA
• Dale Houdeshell, Director of Public Works, City of Manhattan , KS
• Joe Johnson, Director of Public Works, City of Leawood, KS
• Mark Juliano, Deputy Public Works Director, City of Holly Hill, FL
• Dwayne Kalynchuk, Director of Engineering and Public Works, City of Victoria, British Columbia, CA
• Ramankutty  Kannankutty, Area Engineer, MnDOT,  Roseville, MN
• André Kaufman, Public Works Director, City of Ocean Springs, MS
• Richard Keeney, Public Works Director, City of Punta Gorda, FL
• Larry Koehle, President, L & N Koehle Consulting Services, Brampton, ONT
• John Lawlor, Director of Public Works, City of Waterbury, CT
• Diane Linderman, Director, Urban Infrastructure & Development Services, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., Richmond, VA
• Curtis Logsdon, Director, Gilpin County Government, Black Hawk, CO
• Robert Lowry, Director of Public Works, City of Colleyville, TX
• Lawrence Lux, President, Lux Advisors, Ltd., Plainfield, IL
• John McCarty, Executive Director, Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority, Englewood, CO
• Paul McCullagh, Director, Department of Public Works, Laurel, MD
• Richard McKinley, Public Works Director, City of Tacoma, WA
• Richard Merson, Director of Public Works, Town of Needham, MA                                 
• William (Bo)Mills, Jr., Director of Public Services, City of Germantown , TN
• Stuart Moring, Director of Public Works/Environment, City of Roswell, GA
• Judith Mueller, Director of Public Works, City of Charlottesville, VA
• Larry Nelson,  City Engineer (Retired), City of Madison, WI
• Ian  Neville, President, Ian Neville & Associates, Inc., Burlington, ON
• Earl Newman, Project Development & Marketing Manager, CJW Transportation Consultants, LLC, Springfield, MO
• Ronald Norris, Director of Public Works, City of Olathe, KS
• Steven Parkinson, P.E., Public Works Director, City of Portsmouth, NH
• Linda Petelka, Manager, Wastewater Program Planning Region of Peel, Brampton, ON
• Philip Pindzola, Public Works Director, City of Johnson City, TN
• James Proce, Director of Public Works & Development Services, City of Rowlett, TX
• Brian Pugh, Engineering Services Director, City of High Point, NC
• Ted Pullen, Director of Public Works & Assets, Metro Government Louisville, KY
• Ira "Gene" Putnam, Transportation Manager , City of Thornton, CO
• Carl Quiram, Director of Public Works, Town of Goffstown, NH
• Vicki Vickrey Quiram, Director of Public Works, Town of Westwood, MA
• Dennis Randolph, Director of Public Works, City of Grandview, MO
• George Recktenwald, Director of Public Works,Volusia County, DeLand, FL
• Keith Reester, Public Works Director, City of Loveland, CO
• James Reynolds, Director of Public Works (Retired),  Northbrook IL
• William Riccio, Director of Public Services, City of Newport, RI
• Richard Ridings, Vice President, Central Division, HNTB Corporation, Austin, TX
• Ric Robertshaw, Director of Waste Water and Public Works, Region of Peel, Brampton, ON
• Gary Scheipter, Public Works Superintendent, City of Clayton, MO
• Gary Schneider, Director of Public Works, Town of Groton, CT
• Teresa Scott, Director of Public Works, City of Gainesville, FL
• Stanley Siu, Maintenance Services Engr., City of Winnepeg, MB
• Richard Stinson, Director of Public Works, Town of Wakefield, MA
• Manabu Tagomori,  Director, Water and Natural Resources, Oceanit, Honolulu, HI
• W. Chris Thompson, Public Services Director, City of High Point, NC
• Noel Thompson, Executive Administrator (Retired), City of Louisville & Jefferson County, KY
• Elizabeth Treadway, Principal AMEC  E&I, Johnson City, TN
• Thomas Trice, Director of Public Works, Bloomfield Township, MI
• Vitaly Troyan, P.E., Director of Public Works,  Oakland CA
• Brian Usher, Director of Public Works. City of Largo, FL
• William Verkest, Public Works Professional (Retired), City of Ft. Worth, TX
• Jerry Way, Director of Transportation, City of Sacramento,  CA
• Harry Weed, Superintendent, Village of Rockville Centre, NY
• Thomas Wendorf, Vice President, HNTB Corporation, Austin, TX
• Chuck Williams, Municipal Services Director, City of Lenexa, TX
• Jeffrey Wilson, Regional Manager, Weston & Sampson, Fort Myers, FL
• J.C.  Wood, Jr. Director of Maintenance, North Texas Tollway Authority, Plano, TX
• Brian Ziegler, Director of Public Works and Utilities, Pierce County, Tacoma, WA

For more information about the APWA Donald C. Stone Center’s Leadership Fellows program, please contact Mabel Tinjacà, Ph.D., Director of Professional Development at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit the Center’s website at www.apwa.net/donald-c-stone.  For APWA media inquiries, please contact Media Relations and Communications Manager Laura Bynum, M.A. at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

About APWA:
The American Public Works Association (www.apwa.net) is a not-for-profit, international organization of more than 28,500 members involved in the field of public works.  APWA serves its members by promoting professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy and the exchange of knowledge. APWA is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, has an office in Washington, D.C. and 63 chapters in North America.

 
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