Recognize Your Leaders


A simple definition of leadership is that leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act toward achieving a common goal. Many times we find ourselves thinking of leaders being only at the top of an organization. Not so. Leaders are found at all levels within our public works organizations. Most often, they are anonymous; they are simply doing their jobs and yet, their actions impact many.

Look around your organization and find someone to recognize for a specific project they have done. It could be your manager, first-line supervisor, assistant, or janitor. Send Beck Stein (bstein@apwa.net) the name of the individual and a brief summary of the project for which you would like to recognize them.

All submissions will be reviewed by members of the Leadership & Management Committee. Thoseselected  individuals will be recognized in a future issue of the APWA Reporter.

Previousely Recognized Leaders
June: Chuck Scott, Maintenance Chief, City of Fort Lauderdale Public Works Department, Florida
May:  Ken Witt, Lead Worker, Drinking Water Operations and Maintenance, City of Olympia Public Works-Water Resources, Washington
April: Luther Redd, Recycling & Solid Waste Training Supervisor, City of Sacramento Public Works, California
Prior Issues