APWA Past President George R. Crombie, MPA, BCEEM, PWLF passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at his home in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He served as APWA National President August, 2010 - September, 2011, and on the Board of Directors from 2004 to 2012, including as At-Large Director- Environmental Management, and was named one of APWA’s Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year in 2002.
Crombie served on numerous APWA committees and taskforces, including the Education/Certification Taskforce, the Education Committee, Water Resources Committee, as Chair of the Solid Waste Management Committee, and the Government Affairs Committee. He was a longtime leader and member of the New England Chapter of APWA.
Crombie most recently served as Senior Faculty for Public Works Administration in the MPA program at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. His career included public works directorships in the Cities and Towns of Durham, New Hampshire; Burlington, Vermont; Nashua, New Hampshire; and Plymouth, Massachusetts. He also served as Undersecretary of Environmental Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and as Secretary of Natural Resources for the State of Vermont.
There will be a Mass to celebrate George's life on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 12:00 noon. The Mass will be held at the Saint Thomas More Church, 6 Madbury Road, Durham, New Hampshire.
Following the Mass there will be a reception (approximately 1:30 p.m.) at the Three Chimneys Inn, 17 Newmarket Road, Durham, New Hampshire.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the following:
Ace Bailey Children's Foundation
135 Langdon Street
Providence, RI 02904
or donations made on line at http://www.acebailey.org by clicking on the heart that reads donate.
This foundation was set up to support families and children at Tufts Medical Center
"NEC-APWA PW Education Fund"
New England Chapter APWA
C/O "NEC-APWA Public Works Education Fund"
894 Pleasant Street
East Weymouth, MA 02189
Funds will be used for the "George Crombie APWA Emerging Leaders Academy Scholarship".