Stevens Named One of APWA's 2017 Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year
DES MOINES, IA HR Green's Senior Project Director Larry J. Stevens, PE, has been named a Top Ten Public Works Leader of the Year by the American Public Works Association (APWA).
The APWA Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year program honors excellence and dedication in public service. As one of the most prestigious awards presented by the association, this award recognizes Stevens' outstanding career and his contributions to advancement of public works services and technology. The award is a highlight of National Public Works Week, which is observed May 21-27, 2017, and calls international attention to those individuals whose work reflects the highest standards of professional conduct for public works officials.
"We are proud and honored to have Larry receive this prestigious award. From his many years of dedication serving HR Green and Iowa communities, Larry's contributions are helping shape the future of the Public Works profession," said Rick White, President, Governmental Services at HR Green.
Stevens holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from South Dakota State University and has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in Municipal Engineering. With more than 40 years of professional experience, he has served in numerous leadership roles, including being President of APWA in 2014-15. His professional experience includes serving as the Director of the Iowa Statewide Urban Design and Specifications (SUDAS) Program at Iowa State University from 2003-2009, 22 years as City Engineer and Public Works Director for Oskaloosa, Iowa, and Assistant City Engineer for the City of Grinnell, Iowa, for five years.
Stevens joined HR Green's Des Moines, Iowa, office in 2009, where he continues to provide municipal engineering services to some of the firm's key clients. In addition to his successful career as a public works leader, Stevens also serves as a teacher and mentor to young public works professionals through Iowa Chapter of APWA.
Each national Top Ten Public Works Leader will be honored at a local ceremony in conjunction with National Public Works Week and also during the Awards Ceremony of the APWA 2017 Public Works Exposition taking place in Orlando, Florida, in August.