FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 17, 2015
CONTACT: Laura Bynum
APWA Media Relations/Communications Manager
(202) 218-6736; firstname.lastname@example.org
Burlington’s Public Works Director, Steven C. Hoambrecker,
Named APWA Public Works Leadership Fellow
KANSAS CITY, MO. – Burlington’s Public Works Director, Steven C. Hoambrecker, was recently designated a national Public Works Leadership Fellow (PWLF) by the American Public Works Association (APWA). Hoambrecker received the APWA senior designation in recognition of the highest level of commitment to the public works profession. The APWA PWLFs have been designated to mentor other public works professionals in three of the APWA Leadership and Management professional development programs, including Public Works Executive (PWE), Public Works Manager (PWM), and the Public Works Supervisor (PWS).
During his 39-year career, Hoambrecker has focused on administrative public works management, environmental engineering, environmental regulatory, utility administration and engineering consulting. As Burlington’s Public Works Director, he is responsible for managing the city’s public works operations and maintenance, which includes engineering, street system, sanitary and storm sewer systems, traffic and vehicle maintenance, fleet and building maintenance and small urban bus service. He oversees four supervisors who direct a staff of 61 employees.
“The APWA Public Works Leadership Fellows have pledged to assist those who aspire to become public works directors, executives, managers, and supervisors through a focused mentoring program. The PWLF is a senior executive service designation from APWA’s Donald C. Stone Center,” said APWA President Brian Usher. “All of the Public Works Leadership Fellows have many 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.”
In previous positions, Hoambrecker was Project Manager/Public Works Director for the Veolia Water in Junction City, KS, Sales Engineer with Global Wastewater in Grand Island, NE, a Product Engineer for Griffin Pipe Products Company in Council Bluffs, IA, Business Development Manager for Stanley Consultants in Muscatine, IA, and Utilities Director in Sioux City, IA, as well as and Environmental Engineer for Iowa DNR. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. He is a licensed professional engineer in Iowa and licensed water and wastewater operator.
For acceptance into the program, candidates must have at least 20 years of relevant public works experience to be eligible for the PWLF designation. The APWA Donald C. Stone Program Council determines acceptance to the program. Each PWLF will provide at least 40 hours of mentoring each year to develop capstone projects, or plan for the execution of the personalized professional development plan, and record mentoring activities.
For more information about the Donald C. Stone Center’s Public Works Leadership Fellow program, visit the website at http://www.apwa.net/donald-c-stone, or for APWA professional development opportunities; contact Director of Professional Development Mabel Tinjacá, Ph.D., at email@example.com. For APWA media queries, please contact Laura Bynum, M.A., APWA Media Relations and Communications Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Public Works Association (www.apwa.net) is a not-for-profit, international organization of more than 28,500 members involved in the field of public works. APWA serves its members by promoting professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy and the exchange of knowledge. APWA is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, has an office in Washington, D.C. and 63 chapters in North America.