Jun 28, 2016

2016 Top Ten Public Works Leaders

APWA has announced its Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year for 2016.  The Top Ten Leaders award program recognizes the outstanding career service achievements of individual public works professionals from both the public and private sectors in North America.

“Since its inception in 1960, APWA’s selection of the Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year has included exceptional public works professionals and has identified 560 men and women who reflect the highest career standards of professional conduct for public works officials,” said APWA Executive Director, Scott Grayson.  “During National Public Works Week, May 15-21, 2016, APWA announces the Top Ten Leaders, which have been selected by a committee of peers for their career-long professionalism, expertise, service and personal contributions to improving the quality of life in the communities they serve.  The APWA Top Ten represent the best of the public works profession, and they are all to be commended on this honor,” said Grayson.

The 2016 Top Ten award recipients include:
Kenneth Eyre Kenneth Eyre, PE
Senior Associate
Greeley and Hansen, Alexandria, VA
John Herzke John Herzke, PE, PWLF
Vice President of Municipal Services
Clark Nexsen, Virginia Beach, VA
Dena Mezger Dena Mezger, PE
Director of Public Works
City of Lee’s Summit, MO
Diane Nakano Diane Nakano, PE
Assistant General Manager
Sacramento Regional Transit District., Sacramento, CA
Jim Neal James “Jim” Neal, PE
Public Works Director
Charleston County, North Charleston, SC
Bob Patterson Bob Patterson, PE
Director of Public Works
City of Pendleton, OR
Jim Proce James “Jim” Proce,  MBA, PWLF
Assistant City Manager
City of Rowlett, TX
Walt Veselka Walter “Walt” Veselka, PE, PWLF
Public Works Director
City of Bristol, CT
Clark Wantoch Clark Wantoch, PE, PWLF
Executive Director
Wisconsin Concrete Pipe Association, Milwaukee, WI
Paul Wiegand
Paul D. Wiegand, PE
SUDAS Program Director
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

For more details about the 2016 award winners, read this press release or the article in May issue of APWA's Reporter magazine.

A list of past years’ winners is available in the APWA National Awards section of the APWA website under Past Award Recipients.