APWA appoints president, names new, re-elected board members

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APWA President Larry Stevens

KANSAS CITY, MO, Aug. 27, 2014 -- The American Public Works Association (APWA), a not-for-profit organization seeking to develop and support the people, agencies and groups that plan, build, maintain, and improve communities, has elected Larry Stevens, P.E., PWLF, project director for the HR Green, Inc. in Johnston, Iowa, as president of the organization.

Stevens was elected at the recent 2014 APWA International Public Works Congress and Exposition held August 17-20 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Elected by APWA's approximately 29,000 members, he will lead the 17-member board of directors and organization, which provides professional development and educational services to its members, advocates for investment in infrastructure, and supports 63 APWA chapters in North America. Stevens will serve as president of APWA for the 2014-2015 term.

Stevens is joined on the board by APWA President-Elect Brian Usher, PWLF, director of public works for the City of Largo, Fla. Usher will serve a one-year term as APWA president-elect, followed by consecutive president and past-president one-year terms. Also serving on the board is past-president Edward Gottko, PWLF, who is currently an adjunct professor at several colleges in New York and New Jersey.

New members to the APWA board of directors include Richard T. Berning (retired), of Springfield, Ill., serving as director of Region V, and Mary Joyce Ivers, CPFP, PWLF, City of Ventura, California Public Works, appointed as director-at-large, Fleet and Facilities Management. Also new to the board are Kathleen B. Davis, director of Highway and Local Programs for Washington State DOT in Olympia, Wash., serving as director-at-large, Transportation; and Maher Hazine, P.E., PWLF, vice president/director of Municipal Operations, W.C. Scoutten, Inc. of Pine, Ariz., serving as director of Region VII.

Re-elected board members include: David L. Lawry, P.E., director of Engineering and Public Works, Village of Shaumburg, Ill., as director-at-large, Engineering & Technology; and William E. (Bill) Spearman, III, P.E., vice president, Woolpert, Inc. of Columbia, S.C., serving as director-at-large, Environmental Management. Also re-elected are Cora Jackson-Fossett, PWLF, (retired), as director-at-large, Public Works Leadership and Management; William (Bo) Mills, PWLF, director of public services with the City of Germantown, Tenn., serving as director from Region III; Tommy J. Brown, PWLF, superintendent of Fleet Services for the City of La Grange, Ga., as Region IV director; and Jill M. Marilley, P.E., MPA, PWLF, senior project manager for HDR, Inc. of Shoreline, Wash., as Region IX director.

See also:

"New group of Public Works Leadership Fellows announced by APWA"

"National Public Works Week 2014: Public works professionals to be honored"


About APWA

The American Public Works Association is a not-for-profit, international organization of more than 29,000 members involved in the field of public works. APWA serves its members by promoting professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy and the exchange of knowledge. APWA is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., and has an office in Washington, D.C., and 63 chapters across North America. For more information, visit www.apwa.net.

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