Candidates for the 2003-2004 APWA Board of Directors named

Five nominees are slated for election to the 2003-2004 APWA Board of Directors. Two candidates selected by the National Nominating Committee include Thomas W. Trice, Director of Recreation and Public Service, City of Royal Oak, Michigan, for President-Elect; and John L. German, P.E., Vice President and District Director, PBS&J, San Antonio, Texas, for Director-At-Large, Engineering & Technology.

Three candidates nominated by regional committees as directors include: Larry T. Koehle, P.Eng., Vice President and General Manager, ASI Technologies Inc., Brampton, Ontario, for Director, Region V; Ann Burnett, Governmental Liaison for Pacific Bell (retired), San Diego, California, for Director, Region VIII; and Jack Pittis, P.E., Director of Public Works (retired), City of Port Angeles, Washington, for Director, Region IX.

This year's National Nominating Committee was comprised of the chair, Richard L. Ridings, P.E., Vice President, HNTB Corporation, Austin, Texas; Judith M. Mueller, Public Works Director, City of Charlottesville, Virginia; Jerry M. Fay, P.E., National Program Director of Public Works, HDR Engineering, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona; William G. Chamberlin, II, Bureau Chief, Streets, Drainage and Stormwater, City of Orlando, Florida; Robert S. Guletz, Vice President, Harris & Associates, Concord, California; Maureen A. McCauley, P.E., McCauley Nichols & Associates, Goderich, Ontario; and William R. Shane, P.E., Town Manager, Town of Cumberland, Maine. The three regional nominating committees were comprised of the APWA House of Delegates members from each chapter in the regions.

Thomas W. Trice, President-Elect
Thomas W. Trice has been involved in public works for more than 30 years. He has been the Director of Recreation and Public Service for the City of Royal Oak, Michigan, since 1993. A Top Ten winner in 1997, Trice has been actively involved with APWA at the national level for more than 16 years, serving on numerous committees, the House of Delegates, and as a board member. In addition, he has served as President and Secretary/Treasurer of the Detroit/Metro Branch of the Michigan Chapter, as well as Chair of the Education Committee and the Michigan Public Service Institute of the Michigan Chapter. He is completing his second term as Director of Region V.

John L. German, P.E., Director-At-Large, Engineering & Technology
John L. German, Vice President for PBS&J in its San Antonio, Texas office, has been a member of APWA for 29 years, and was a Top Ten award recipient in 2000. At that time, he had served as Director of Public Works for the City of San Antonio for eight years. In addition to his 27 years in the public sector, his involvement in APWA includes Chair of the Government Affairs Committee for one year and a member for four years; Chair of the Engineering and Technology Committee for one year and a member for three years; twice a member of the APWA National Nominating Committee; member of the Urban Forum for four years; and President of the Texas Chapter in 1983. German is completing his first term as Director-At-Large, Engineering & Technology.

Larry T. Koehle, P.Eng., Director, Region V
After 30 years of public works service, Larry T. Koehle retired from the City of Brampton, Ontario, as the Commissioner of Public Works to begin a second career as Vice President and General Manager of ASI Technologies Inc., an IT Professional Services firm specializing in web-based business solutions for both private and public sector public works clients. Larry has been a member of APWA for 29 years serving as the Ontario Chapter President, Chapter Delegate, and Chair of the House of Delegates. In addition, he has served on many national committees. He is a recipient of the Ontario Chapter's Long Service Award for his 25 years of significant service to the chapter.

Ann Burnett, Director, Region VIII
Ann Burnett has been an active member of APWA since 1982. Winner of the Harry S. Swearingen Award in 2000, Burnett has been a San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter board member continuously since 1985, having moved through the offices to president in 1990. She has chaired or been a member of numerous committees within the chapter, including the Scholarship, Educational Outreach, Awards, Membership, Diversity, and Congress 2003 Planning Committees. At the national level, Burnett has chaired or been a member of the Diversity, Congress Program Review, National Nominating, and Government Affairs Committees. She has been a member of the House of Delegates since 1995, assuming the position of Chair in 1999.

Jack Pittis, P.E., Director, Region IX
Jack Pittis has been involved in APWA activities for more than 25 years, and has moved through the offices of the Washington State Chapter, becoming president in 1990. He was a Top Ten award recipient in 1993. His past leadership experience includes more than 13 years on the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board, appointment to the Association of Washington Cities Legislative Committee and other ad hoc committees, and several occasions as the Interim City Manager in Port Angeles. He is currently serving on the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board and the City of Port Angeles Planning Commission, and is working part-time for HDR Engineering, Inc. He is completing his first term as Director of Region IX.