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International Affairs Committee

Mission
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.

About the Committee
One of the IAC’s principle objectives is to manage APWA’s Jennings Randolph International Fellowship Program. Each year, the IAC appoints five of its members to serve on the Jennings Randolph International Fellowship Program Review Task Force to solicit and review applications and make recommendations about candidates and the funding of fellowship recipients.

The IAC also promotes and encourages international public works exchange programs, facilitates technology exchange among international public works officials, and manages the APWA International Ambassador Program at PWX.

International Public Works Exchanges
From time to time, APWA is contacted by public works professionals from international partner associations indicating they would like to arrange a public works study tour in the USA and/or Canada. The IAC has developed these two documents to assist APWA chapters in hosting and organizing public works study tours in their communities.

International Public Works Exchanges Flyer
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