Stan Brown, P.E., PWLF


Stan Brown worked in local government for more than 32 years, holding various public works, engineering, and management positions in Georgia, Colorado and Wyoming. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Georgia, and a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve whose military service has included deployments to Iraq, Kuwait and Kyrgyzstan. Brown was awarded the U.S. Army’s Bronze Star medal for exceptional and meritorious service as a facility engineer commander during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Brown recently retired as City Manager for the City of Oakwood, Ga., after 16 years, and also worked with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia providing instruction to local government elected officials and staff members on public works-related topics. He continues to serve local governments and public works agencies as a consultant with the Georgia Municipal Association.

Brown has served on the APWA Board of Directors for the past four years as Technical Director, Leadership & Management. In 2015, he was recognized by APWA as a Top Ten Public Works Leader of the Year. He is active in the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council, and has served as Chairman of the Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau, Executive Secretary for the Hall County Joint Municipal Association Executive Committee, Chairman of the APWA Small Cities/Rural Communities Committee, Chairman of the APWA Georgia Chapter Awards Committee, and President of the APWA Georgia Chapter Northeast GA Branch.