CrombieGeorge Crombie, MPA, of Plymouth, Mass., was elected president of the American Public Works Association (APWA) during the recent 2010 APWA International Public Works Congress and Exposition in Boston.

Elected by APWA’s  membership for a one-year term, Crombie will lead the organization, which provides professional development and educational services and promotes increased investment in public works infrastructure and sustainable systems. Crombie is a senior faculty member for the Public Works Administration in the MPA program at Norwich University in Northfield, Vt. 

Crombie is joined on the Board of Directors by APWA president-elect Diane Linderman, P.E., director of urban infrastructure and development services at Vanassse Hangen Brustlin Inc. (VHB) of Richmond, Va. Lindeman will serve a one-year term as APWA president-elect, followed by consecutive president and past-president one-year terms. Also on the Board is past-president Larry T. Koehle, P.Eng., MPA, who has a career spanning over 40 years in public service. Koehle currently provides consulting services with L&N Koehle Consulting Services, located in Brampton, Ontario.

Members new to the APWA Board of Directors include Cora Jackson-Fossett, public information director II for the Public Affairs Office of the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works. She serves as director-at-large, leadership and management and will serve a two-year term. Also new to the APWA Board is Tommy J. Brown, City of LaGrange, Georgia’s garage superintendent. Brown was elected to serve as Director from Region IV for a two-year term. 

Re-elected board members include: Daryl Grigsby, public works director for the City of Pomona, Calif., as director-at-large, environmental management. Grigsby serves his second two-year term. Also re-elected to the APWA Board is Susan M. Hann, AICP, ICMA-CM, P.E., deputy city manager for the City of Palm Bay, Fla., serving as director-at-large, transportation. Others re-elected include Elizabeth Treadway, P.E., vice president with AMEC Earth & Environmental of Johnson City, Tenn., who was re-elected to a new term as director from Region III; and Jimmy B. Foster, P.E., program manager for Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. in Plano, Texas, who was re-elected to serve as director from region VII.

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