APWA Announces Two Groups of National Public Works Leadership Fellows
American Public Works Assn. Donald C. Stone Center for Leadership Excellence

Fellows will provide one-on-one mentoring for aspiring public works leaders

Two new groups of public works professionals from across North America were recently designated Public Works Leadership Fellows (PWLFs) by the American Public Works Assn. (APWA) Donald C. Stone Center for Leadership Excellence in Public Works. Each of the Public Works Leadership Fellows has received the PWLF service designation, which recognizes the highest level of commitment to the public works profession. Currently, there are 229 total APWA PWLFs who will mentor other public works professionals.

The Leadership Fellows are 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 highly experienced group will work as a mentor to people entering the APWA credentialing program,” said APWA Executive Director Peter B. King. “All of the Fellows have 20-plus years of experience in public works, and they have committed their time and talents to advise public works professionals who are enhancing their professional skills and careers.”

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

The two most recent groups of 2012-2013 APWA Public Works Leadership Fellows include:

  • • Michael Alvarez, City of Miami Beach, Miami Beach, Fla.
  • • Robin Bain, City of Peoria, Ariz., Peoria, Ariz.
  • • Richard Balgowan, Robson Forensic Inc., Philadelphia
  • • David Bergner, Monte Vista Associates LLC, Mesa, Ariz.
  • • Brian Carthan, City of Oakland, Oakland, Calif.
  • • Deborah Chankin, City of Bellflower Bellflower, Calif.
  • • Timothy Clapper, CT Consultants Inc., Columbus, Ohio
  • • Robin English, Lowndes County Board of Commissioners, Valdosta, Ga.
  • • David Ferguson, City of Oakland, Oakland, Calif.
  • • Frank Foster, City of Oakland, Oakland, Calif.
  • • Robert Garland, Greeley and Hansen LLC, Tampa, Fla.
  • • John German, HNTB Corp., Austin, Texas
  • • Susan Hann, City of Palm Bay, Palm Bay, Fla.
  • • Gilbert Hayes, City of Oakland, Oakland, Calif.
  • • Benjamin Jordan, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, Wis.
  • • Susan Kattchee, City of Oakland, Oakland, Calif.
  • • David Kauffman, City of Tomball, Tomball, Texas
  • • Francis Kennedy, Kennedy and Associates, Walnut Creek, Calif.
  • • Mike Kennon, City of Raleigh, Raleigh, N.C.
  • • Jeff Killip, City of Jefferson, Jefferson, Ga.
  • • Allen Law, City of Oakland, Oakland, Calif.
  • • Brooke Levin, City of Oakland, Oakland, Calif.
  • • Steven Lund, Town of Tillsonburg, Tillsonburg, ON
  • • Samuel May, City of Margate, Margate, Fla.
  • • John McCabe, City of Oakland, Oakland, Calif.
  • • Gregory McCaffery, City of Junction City, Junction City, Kan
  • • Maaza Mekuria, City of Oakland, Oakland, Calif.
  • • Timothy Nanson, City of Simi Valley, Simi Valley, Calif.
  • • Afshin Oskoui, City of Belmont, Belmont, Calif.
  • • Frank Pandullo, Charleston County Public Works, North Charleston, S.C.
  • • William Rafferty, County of Cumberland, Bridgeton, N.J.
  • • Lisa Rapp, City of Lakewood, Lakewood, Calif.
  • • John Rice; Reynolds, Smith and Hills Inc.; Orlando, Fla.
  • • Suzette Robinson, City of Evanston, Evanston, Ill.
  • • Michael Rogers, City of San Antonio, San Antonio
  • • Rick Ruiz, Alameda County, Hayward, Calif.
  • • Debbie Sullivan, City of Olympia, Olympia, Wash.
  • • John Wielebnicki, Village of Oak Park, Oak Park, Ill.

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