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A strategic plan is a carefully considered written description of where an
agency is going and how a Public Works department expects to successfully
complete the identified goals and objectives. Planning is done as part of
coordinating program activities so results of actions are consistent with the
expectations of the community.
After this presentation, participants will better be able to:This program has been approved for .2 CEUs or 2 PDHs. The form to request
these credits is included in the handouts for this program. Please note there is
a $5 fee per individual requesting CEUs.
• Identify strategic thinking and planning processes for a Public Works
• Present a specific vision of what your firm will look like in the future.
• Design a step-by-step process for writing a strategic plan
||William Sterling, P.E.
Retired Director of Public Works
William Sterling was the Director of Public Works for the City of Greeley, CO, twice for a total of more than 17 years. The city asked Bill to re-enter the workforce to help find and train his replacement.
Bill has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, a master’s in public administration, and an MSCE in transportation engineering. A member of APWA since 1976, he has served as president of the Colorado Chapter, been chair of the APWA House of Delegates, contributed numerous articles to the APWA Reporter, and is a contributing editor to the Public Works Management Practices Manual.
Bill guided Greeley to become the first APWA-accredited agency, and is now an accreditation site evaluator, a member of the accreditation council, and has been chair of the leadership & management technical committee. Bill is also a recipient of the APWA Swearingen Award and was named a Top Ten Public Works Leader of the Year in 1993.
||Sue Hann, P.E., A.I.C.P., I.C.M.A.-C.M
Deputy City Manager
City of Palm Bay, FL
APWA Director-at-Large, Transportation
Sue Hann is currently the Director-at-Large for Transportation for the American Public Works Association, joining the Board in August 2008. She is also the Deputy City Manager (and former Public Works Director) for the City of Palm Bay, Florida where she has worked for 12 years.
Prior to Palm Bay, she was the Director for the Brevard MPO and concurrently managed Brevard County’s transportation program. She is a registered engineer in the State of Florida as well as a certified planner. She frequently teaches management and leadership topics for public sector managers.
||Charles R. Jordan, MPA
Management Analyst II
City of Largo, FL
Charles R. Jordan, commonly known as Chas, currently serves the City of Largo, Florida's Public Works Department as a Management Analyst II and Acting Facilities Manager. He has served the City of Largo since 2006, during which time he led the department through its first Accreditation effort. His skills in project management, strategic planning, and organizational effectiveness helped the department achieve a 95% Full Compliance rating and one Model Practice for the 2008-2010 Strategic Plan when it was accredited in 2008.
Through his management of Largo's Accreditation efforts, Chas became involved in the American Public Works Association. Since 2006 He has served in a number of roles with APWA both nationally and locally. He graduated in the Emerging Leaders Academy for 2007-2008 (Class I) and currently serves as a mentor for a member of Class III. He serves as Co-Chair of the national Diversity Subcommittee on Generational Issues and is a certified Accreditation Evaluator. On a local level, Chas serves on the Florida Chapter's West Coast Branch Executive Committee and the Florida Chapter's Accreditation Committee.
Chas is also involved in a number of other organizations including the International City/County Management Association where he is serving on a New Member Process Task Force, the Florida City and County Management Association where he is serving on both the Coaching and Emerging Professionals Committees, Freemasonry, his collegiate fraternity: Kappa Alpha Order, and the Relay For Life of Largo, Florida.
City of Haltom City, TX
Samantha Renz is currently an Engineering Associate for the City of Haltom City, Texas. She has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering for the University of Texas at Arlington. A member of the APWA since 2008, she served as the Accreditation Manager for the City of Haltom City Public Works Department.
Public Works Director
City of Haltom City, TX
David Fain is the Director of Public Works for the City of Haltom City, Texas. He serves as Chairman of the Facilities and Grounds Technical Committee. Mr. Fain is also President of the North Central Branch – Texas Chapter of the APWA.