KANSAS CITY, MO. – The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced today a group of national Public Works Leadership Fellows who were recently designated by the APWA Donald C. Stone Center for Leadership Excellence in Public Works. Each of the Public Works Leadership Fellows (PWLF) has received this APWA service designation, which recognizes the highest level of commitment to the public works profession.

Currently, there are 256 APWA PWLFs who will mentor other public works professionals in three of the Leadership and Management professional development programs, including Public Works Executive (PWE), Public Works Manager (PWM), and the Public Works Supervisor (PWS).

“Each member of this highly experienced group will work as a mentor to people entering the APWA credentialing program,” said APWA Executive Director, Peter B. King. “All of the Fellows have 20-plus years of experience in public works, and they have committed their time and talents to advise public works professionals who are enhancing their professional skills and careers,” said King.

Named for Donald C. Stone, a pioneer of public administration who founded APWA in 1937, APWA’s Donald C. Stone Center offers a progressive system of career paths and academic options, including Leadership and Management, Technical Specialties, and Public Works Professional career programs. The PWLFs will provide one-on-one mentoring for aspiring public works leaders enrolled in the Leadership and Management career path.

The most recent group from fourth quarter, 2013 APWA Public Works Leadership Fellows includes:

W. David Cubit
City of Johnston
Johnston, IA

Marnell Gibson
City of San Diego
San Diego, CA

Charles Jones
City of Reading
Reading, PA

Michael Joyner
GA 811
Vidalia, GA

John Lisenko
Retired
Richmond, CA

Brian Love
Arapahoe County
Centennial, CO

David Magana
City of Austin
Austin, TX

Maché Readus-Wright
Louisville-Jefferson County
Louisville, KY

Teresa Smith
A&S Engineering, LLC
Evans, GA

Terry Uhl
Uhl Engineering, Inc.
Shawnee Mission, KS

Lisa Wojtanowicz
City of Tacoma
Tacoma, WA

For more information about APWA’s Donald C. Stone Center Leadership Fellows program, please contact Mabel Tinjacá, Ph.D., Director of Professional Development at mtinjaca@apwa.net, or visit the Center’s website at www.apwa.net/dcs.