Jan 20, 2015

Two New Leaders for APWA's Center for Sustainability

American Public Works Association President Larry Stevens has announced the appointment of two new leaders to APWA’s Center for Sustainability

“I am pleased to announce the addition of Daryl Grigsby, Public Works Director, San Luis Obispo, California and Stephane Larocque, SVP, Impact Infrastructure, Toronto, Ontario to our Center leadership team. Both bring valuable experience to the Center and will help us in further expanding the tools, resources, and knowledge that will make our public works professionals more successful in their efforts to create sustainable communities,” reported Center for Sustainability Chair Jen Winter.

“Daryl Grigsby has over 32 years of experience in the public works profession and, as a current public works director, can assist the Center in considering leadership, management and implementation issues in sustainability. He has a diverse public works background amd is experienced in water, wastewater, and transportation projects. He has been involved in sustainable projects such as creating a “Master Bike Plan” for the City of Pomona, California.   Daryl served as a former national director for APWA and he continues his passion to be involved in issues that will advance the future of our communities and of the public works profession.  We are fortunate to have such a well-rounded and experienced public works director on the Center leadership team.

We also are pleased to welcome Stephane Larocque who will expand the expertise of our Center leadership with his extensive background in the field of triple-bottom-line economic analysis, which reflects the environmental, social and financial impacts of all manner of infrastructure investment. Stephane was also one of the original pioneers in the development of the Sustainable Return on Investment (SROI) Framework and will bring a focus on the economics of sustainability to our leadership group,” Winter added.

Since its creation in 2009, the APWA Center for Sustainability’s goal has been to serve as a primary resource for APWA’s members regarding sustainability and sustainable practices in public works. The Center leadership consists of twelve APWA members from the US and Canada who serve a two-year term and whose expertise covers a diverse variety of public works disciplines.