The Leadership and Management Committee Chair is Chris Tippery, raSmith through 6/30/2024.
The Leadership and Management Committee shall provide direction within the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Public Works Association and to motivate its membership to foster qualities of effective leadership and management within the professions responsible for development and administration of public works infrastructure.
The primary goal of the Leadership and Management Committee is to provide direction and motivation to the membership to foster qualities of effective leadership and management within the profession. The Committee welcomes input from APWA members and community leaders.
EMERGING PUBLIC WORKS LEADERS PROGRAM (APPLICATIONS FOR 2023 CANDIDATES DUE APRIL 20, 2023)
One of the key initiatives of the committee is fostering interest in the Emerging Public Works Leaders Program (EPWLP) at both the Chapter and National APWA levels. The purpose of this program is to foster the growth of new leaders within the organization. Since inception in the Wisconsin Chapter, the program has been very successful in strengthening our leadership team.
The Wisconsin Chapter Emerging Public Works Leaders program accepts applications in May of each year. Please see links below for details about the WI Chapter Emerging Leaders Program.
Rules and Conditions
If you have any other questions about the program please feel free to contact the current Committee Chair. Here are some of our recent Emerging Leaders:
2022 EMERGING LEADERS CLASS
Christopher Johnson, Streets Superintendent for the City of Stevens Point and Jason Atchison, Project Manager for Baxter-Woodman in Milwaukee, WI were selected for the Wisconsin Chapter Emerging Leaders program. Chris and Jason attended the 2022 PWX in Charlotte, NC, and have described their experience with the Emerging Leaders program here:
Chris Johnson - PWX/ ELA Experience
Jason Atchison - PWX/ ELA Experience
2020 EMERGING LEADERS CLASS
Aimee Irwin, Assistant to the Public Works Director for the Village of McFarland and Robert Wielgos, Civil Engineer for raSmith in Brookfield, WI were selected for the Wisconsin Chapter Emerging Leaders program.
Aimee and Robert attended the 2021 PWX in St. Louis, MO, and have described their experience with the Emerging Leaders program here:
Aimee Irwn - PWX/ ELA Experience
Robert Wielgos - PWX/ ELA Experience
2019 EMERGING LEADERS CLASS
During 2019, Jojo O’Brien, Stormwater Engineer for the City of Madison, and Genevieve Stollenwerk, Civil Engineer for raSmith, were selected by the Chapter to participate in the Emerging Leaders program. They both attended the 2019 PWX in Seattle, WA and have described their experiences here:”
Joanna O'Brien - PWX Experience
Genevieve Stollenwerk - PWX Experience
2018 EMERGING LEADERS CLASS
During 2018, Joseph Komorowski, Civil Engineer for Graef-USA and Zach Navin, Public Works Management Analyst/Safety Coordinator for the City of Wauwatosa, were selected by the Chapter to participate in the Emerging Leaders program. They both attended the 2018 PWX in Kansas City, MO and have described their experiences here:
Joseph Komorowski - PWX Experience
Zach Navin - PWX Experience
2017 EMERGING LEADERS CLASS
Isaac Dolan, Project Engineer for AECOM and Kamron Nielson, Operations Superintendent for the City of Janesville were selected by the Chapter to participate in the Emerging Leaders Program. They both attended the 2017 PWX in Orlando, FL and have described their experiences here:
Isaac Dolan - PWX Experience
Kamron Nash - PWX Experience
Past Wisconsin Chapter Emerging Leaders
2016: Rebecca Alonge, Ruekert-Mielke; Emma Reed, City of Kenosha; Emmalee Browne, City of Green Bay; Anthony Stupar, City of Kenosha
2015: Michael Wodalski, Village of Weston; Katie Elder, City of Kenosha
2014: Chase Kuffel, City of De Pere; Steve Hayek, City of Kenosha
2013: Holy Powell, Madison Gas & Electric
2012: Bill Frisbee, City of Beloit; Leeann Butschlick, Village of Shorewood
2011: Tyler Smith, Drainage Doctors; Ryan Welsing, Village of Howards Grove; Tony Fietzer, City of De Pere
2010: Eric Dundee, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District Paul Klajbor, UW-Milwaukee
2009: Brett Hebert, City of Stoughton; Ahnaray Bizjak, City of Janesville
2007: Scott Brandmeier, Village of Fox Point
For further information regarding the National APWA Emerging Leaders Academy, please visit the following website: