Brian Usher, PWLF, Director of Public Works at the City of Largo, Fla., became the president of the American Public Works Association (APWA) during the recent 2015 APWA International Public Works Congress and Exposition in Phoenix. Usher leads the 17-member board of directors and organization, which provides professional development and educational services to its members, advocates for investment in infrastructure, and supports 63 APWA chapters in North America. Usher serves as president of APWA for the 2015-16 term.

Usher is joined on the board by APWA President-Elect Ron Calkins, P.E., PWLF, City of Ventura Public Works Director (retired). Calkins 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 Stevens, P.E., PWLF, Project Director, HR Green, Inc. in Johnston, Iowa.

New to the Board for the 2015-2016 year is Shahnawaz Ahmad, P.E., President of SA Associates, elected to the Board as Director of Region VIII. Other members re-elected to the APWA Board Directors include Mary Joyce Ivers, CPFP, PWLF, Director-at-Large Fleet & Facilities, City of Ventura Public Works, Calif.; Richard Stinson, PWLF, Director of Public Works, Town of Wakefield, Mass., Region I Director; Harry L. Weed, II, PWLF, Superintendent of Public Works, Village of Rockville Centre, N.Y., Region II Director; Richard T. Berning, (retired) of Springfield, Ill, Region V Director; and Chuck Williams, PWLF, Director of Municipal Services, City of Lenexa, Kan., Region VI Director.

Members continuing on the Board include: David L. Lawry, P.E., Director of Engineering and Public Works, Village of Shaumburg, Ill, Director-at-Large, Engineering & Technology; William Spearman, III, P.E., of Saluda, S.C., Director-at-Large, Environmental Management; Kathleen B. Davis, Director of Highway and Local Programs for Washington State DOT in Olympia, Wash., serving as Director-at-Large,

Transportation; Maher Hazine, P.E., PWLF, Vice President/Director of Municipal Operations, W.C. Scoutten Inc., of Pine, Ariz., as Director of Region VII; Cora Jackson-Fossett, PWLF (retired) , City of Los Angeles, Director-at-Large, Public Works Leadership and Management; William (Bo) Mills, PWLF, Director of Public Services with the City of Germantown, Tenn., Director of Region III; Tommy J. Brown, PWLF, Superintendent of Fleet Services for the City of La Grange, Ga., Region IV Director; and Jill M. Marilley, P.E., MPA, PWLF, Senior Project Manager for HDR, Inc. of Shoreline, Wash., Region IX Director.