Douglas Layton, PE, PWLF
Director, Region IV
Third term expires August 2022
Layton is serving his sixth year on APWA’s National Board of Directors and third year on the Finance Committee. He has also served on the national Audit Committee and the local host committee for PWX. He is a strong advocate on the board for support of our 63 Chapters.
Layton served in diverse leadership roles for the Florida Chapter for approximately 25 years, including Chapter President in 2001-02, after serving in succession as Vice President and then President-Elect. He has provided leadership as Chairman of the Chapter Research, Scholarship, League of Cities, and Strategic Planning Committees, and has provided guidance to the chapter as a member of the Scholarship, Awards, and EXPO VIP Relations Committees. Layton has also chaired the chapter’s conference (EXPO) twice and served on the host committee four times. He has served as his chapter’s Delegate to the Council of Chapters for six years, chaired the Council of Chapter’s Chapter Mentoring Committee, and was a member of the Awards Committee.
He has worked in many areas of public works, including as a direct city employee, as an engineering consultant, and in the design office and field assignments for design/build contractors. As a city employee, he served as a public works director for a small town and as a program manager for the planning, design and construction of a $600 million transportation bond program for a large city. As a consultant, Layton provided public works planning, design and construction phase services including facilities, utilities, transportation and electrical to over 50 local governments. He has served at the department head level or higher for over 20 years. He served as the office manager and regional manager for several engineering firms including Jones Edmunds, HDR, HNTB and AECOM.