Jack Pittis of the Washington State Chapter has been appointed to APWA's Board of Directors as the Director of Region IX. His appointment fills the unexpired term of Duane Kalynchuk, who assumed the position of APWA President-Elect during Congress in Kansas City.
Pittis became a Professional Engineer in 1974, a City Engineer in 1976, and Director of Public Works, City of Port Angeles, Washington in 1980, retiring in 2000. He has been involved in APWA activities for more than 25 years, and has gone through the chairs of the Washington State Chapter, becoming president in 1990. In 1993, he was named one of APWA's Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year.
His past leadership experience includes more than 13 years on the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board, appointment to the Association of Washington Cities Legislative Committee and other ad hoc committees, several occasions as the Interim City Manager in Port Angeles, and many years with the Port Angeles Derby Days Festival. He is currently serving on the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board.