Public Works Expo 2018

TU07 - New Era: Local Government Taking the Lead on Sustainability

Aug 28, 2018 9:45am ‐ Aug 28, 2018 11:00am


Some higher levels of government are showing a lack of interest in sustainability and resiliency but luckily local governments have stepped up to do more than ever. Learn what some of the most enlightened communities are doing these days to make their neighborhoods a great place to work, live and thrive today and into the future.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, you will be better able to:

  • Identify how to define and apply sustainability principles within your city.
  • Describe the key characteristics of sustainability.
  • Cite examples of what the most enlightened local governments are doing to improve sustainability within their cities.


  • Sean Garcia, Government Affairs Manager, American Public Works Association
  • Joe Giudice, Assistant Public Works Director, City of Phoenix, AZ
  • Steph Larocque, Chief Operating Officer, Impact Infrastructure, Ottawa, ON Canada
  • Jeremy Marsette, Director of Public Works, Town of Natick, MA
  • Michael Simpson, PE, BOS Sr. Sanitary Engineer I, City of Los Angeles, CA

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