May 21, 2015

APWA Announces 2015 Top Ten Public Works Leaders

APWA has announced its Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year for 2015.  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.

“APWA is proud to honor the 2015 Top Ten Public Works Leaders,” said APWA Executive Director Peter B. King. “During National Public Works Week, May 17 - 23, APWA announces the Top Ten Leaders, who are exceptional public works professionals that 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. They are all to be highly commended, and are extremely worthy of this honor,” said King.

The 2015 Top Ten award recipients include:
  • Jeb Blackwell - City Engineer, City of Charlotte, NC
  • Stan Brown - Director of Municipal Services, City of Oakwood, GA
  • Tom Collins - Deputy Director of Public Works, Town of Natick, MA
  • Darwin Durnie - Director of Business Development, Stantec Consulting in Alberta, ON, Canada
  • Greg McCaffery - Director of Municipal Services, City of Junction City, KS
  • Natalie Meeks - Public Works Director, City of Anaheim, CA
  • Dennis Randolph - Director of Public Works, City of Grandview, MO
  • Greg Reeder - Public Works Director, City of Council Bluffs, IA
  • Paul Smeltzer - Director of Water and Wastewater, Niagara Region, ON, Canada
  • John Trujillo – Public Works Director, City of Phoenix, AZ
For more details about the 2015 award winners, visit  A list of past years’ winners is available in the APWA National Awards section of the APWA website under Past Award Recipients.