The Kansas City, Mo.-based American Public Works Association (APWA) has announced its Top 10 Public Works Leaders of the Year for 2010. The award, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, is the capstone of APWA's National Public Works Week celebrations, said APWA Executive Director Peter King.
Each award recipient has been recognized at a local event and will be honored during the awards ceremony at APWA's 2010 International Public Works Congress & Exposition in Boston, scheduled for Aug. 15-18. "Theseleaders are nominated from across the U.S. and Canada and selected by a committee of peers," King said in a statement. "The award recognizes career-long professionalism, expertise, service and personal dedication to improving the quality of life in the communities they serve. They represent the best of our profession and are worthy of this high honor."
The award recipients are:
- Brian Amundson — public works director, Eau Claire, Wis.
- R. Mark DeVries — superintendent, McHenry County (Ill.) Division of Transportation
- Larry Frevert — VP/National program director for public works, Kansas City, Mo.-based HDR Engineering
- Ray Funnye — public services director, Georgetown County, S.C.
- James Grube — director of transportation and county engineer, Hennepin County, Min.
- Richard Keeney — public works director, Punta Gorda, Fla.
- Will Kempton — chief executive officer, Orange County (Calif.) Transportation Authority
- Carl Quiram — director of public works, Goffstown, N.H.
- W. Chris Thompson — director of public services, High Point, N.C.
- Brian Ziegler — public works director, Pierce County, Wash.
View the Top 10 Public Works Leaders of the Year recipients from 1960 to 2009.