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International Affairs Committee

There are twelve members on the International Affairs Committee (IAC), seven are appointed by the President-Elect, with members eligible to serve up to three, two-year terms. Four of the committee members appointed by the President-Elect also serve as chairs to IAC subcommittees. Five of the committee members are ex-officio members from APWA's formal international partnerships. The IAC works to enhance the quality and efficiency with which public works infrastructure and services are provided around the world by facilitating the development and exchange of ideas, information and technology among persons professionally involved in the delivery of such facilities and services.

Five members of the IAC also serve on the Jennings Randolph International Fellowship Review Task Force and review the applications for the Jennings Randolph International Fellowship Program and in turn make a recommendation to the Committee regarding the Jennings Randolph International Fellows. Final confirmation of the Jennings Randolph International Fellows is determined by the Eisenhower Word Affairs Institute. The IAC holds monthly conference call meetings and an annual face-to-face meeting at PWX. Each IAC member is also asked to participate in a subcommittee; subcommittees meet quarterly via conference call.  Additional contribution of time is based upon commitment of committee members to various assignments.

The International Affairs Committee (IAC), founded in 1989, works to advance the contributions of public works to humanity’s sustainability and well-being and raise awareness of APWA’s role in facilitating the international exchange of ideas, programs, services and technologies among public works practitioners and like-minded organizations worldwide.

International Public Works Exchanges
From time to time, APWA national is contacted by public works professionals from their formal partner countries (Australia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Slovak Republic, Sweden) indicating they would like to arrange a public works study tour in the USA and/or Canada. So, APWA has developed these two documents to assist APWA local chapters host and organize public works study tours in their communities.

International Public Works Exchanges pamphlet
International Public Works Exchanges information

Current Committee Roster

(Summaries of Committee's meetings)
Chair City of San Diego
Mr. Julio C. Fuentes San Diego, CA
Senior Traffic Engineer Full contact info

Member Civil & Structural Engineering
Mr. Clive W. Cawthorne, PWLF Lithgow, NSW
MANAGING DIRECTOR Full contact info

Member Saskatchewan Chapter
Mr. Doug J. Drever, FEC, P Eng Saskatoon, SK
Retired Full contact info

Member IPWEA / Institute of Public Works Engineering - Australasia
Mr. David Jenkins, MBA AICD CIM North Sydney, NSW
Chief Executive Officer Full contact info

Member City of Ames
Mrs. Tracy L.W. Peterson, PE Ames, IA
Municipal Engineer Full contact info

Member City of Seattle
Ms. Holly Scarlett Seattle, WA
Planner Full contact info

Member HR Green Inc
Mr. George A. Wentz, PE Corona, CA
Vice President Full contact info

Member HR Green Inc
Mr. David S. Zelenok, PE Colorado Springs, CO
Local Governmental Services Full contact info

Member Ex-Officio Finnish Association of Municipal Engineering (FAME)
Mr. Ville Alatyppo, MSc, D SC, Cand Helsinki, 
Executive Director Full contact info

Member Ex-Officio Swedish Association of Municipal Engineers (SKT)
Mr. Bo Backstrom Gavle, Sweden
International Coordinator Full contact info

Member Ex-Officio ICLEI Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
Mr. Edgar Villasenor Franco Col Central, Mexico, DF
Secretariat Full contact info

Member Ex-Officio IPWEA / Institute of Public Works Engineering - New Zealand
Mr. Ross Vincent Thames, NSW
Full contact info

Board Liaison City of Golden
Mr. Dan J. Hartman Golden, CO
Director of Public Works Full contact info

Staff Liaison American Public Works Association
Anne Jackson Washington, DC
Director of Sustainability & CPWA Liasion Full contact info