APWA Selects Sixteen Public Works Professionals for 2016-2017 Emerging Leaders Academy


The participants were selected for a year-long national Emerging Leaders Academy program, which provides intensive leadership and management training within the context of public works.

Those selected for the APWA Emerging Leaders Academy Class X include:
  • Chris Anderson, Public Works Manager, City of West Kelowna, BC, CANADA
  • Eduardo Balderas, Emergency Management Specialist, City of Rowlett, TX
  • Emmalee J. Browne, Civil Engineer,  City of Green Bay, WI
  • Vincent B. Hellens, Jr, ENV SP, Project Engineer, Psomas Engineering, Los Angeles, CA
  • Steven Johnson, Public Works Operations Manager – Sewers,  City of Des Moines, IA
  • Angela Jordan, Engineering Tech II – Stormwater,  City of Rock Hill, SC
  • Byron Kutz, PE, LEED AP,  Assistant Village Engineer, Village of Oak Park, IL
  • Matthew Lew, PE, LEED Green Assoc., Civil Engineer II, Village of Lombard, IL
  • Jeremy L. Peck, Superintendent of Streets, Town of Lakeville, MA
  • William R. Plexico, Maintenance Specialist III, City of Rowlett, TX
  • Sarah G. Terry, Assistant Consultant, LA Consulting, Inc., Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Nick Voss, PE, Project Engineer, City of Lawrence, KS
  • Mike Walker,  Manager - Roads & Streets, City of Fredericton, NB, CANADA
  • Brian White, Fleet Systems Manager, City of Milwaukee, WI
  • Samantha H. Yager, Recycling Coordinator, City of Columbia, SC
  • AbdulRasak T. Yahaya, BE Civil, Staff Engineer,  City of Gardiner, KS
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