The purpose of LMD is to foster a learning and networking experience amongst leadership across all sectors of public works focusing on program and project management, leadership development, human resources management, succession planning, infrastructure asset management, customer service, and program/project financial planning. The Division promotes development of mid-level and senior-level public works leaders as well as mentoring opportunities for rising leaders. Built around a rich history including families in the experience at our conferences, the Leadership and Management Division members have fostered long-standing friendships through acquaintances at the annual conference event. A mixture of leisure (through a conference kick-off golf event), social, and education, as well as business networking, focused on timely topics and program themes have made the LMD Conference a can’t miss event for public works officials and their partners from the engineering and vendor services industry.

The Leadership and Management Division:

  • Hosts an Annual Conference
  • Offers the Professional Manager of the Year Award and the Public Works Leadership Award
  • View 2022 Conference Presentations
  • View 2023 Conference Presentations
  • Hosts the Public Works Education and Career Forum
  • View 2023 Public Works Education and Career Forum Save the Date
  • View 2023 Public Works Education and Career Forum Registration

Education and Career Forum Video Resources

  1. PW Education and Career Forum Presentation (will download when clicked)
  2. Public Works PSA
  3. Day in the life videos
  4. What is public works?
  5. Changed my life video
  6. We are public works (showcases many pw jobs)

Division Board Members:

Theresa J. Little Watley
Michelle Podeszwa
Adam McLamb
Andrew Parker
Christina Vanderzee
Mackenzie Nowacki
Jacqueline Thompson
Frank Gioscio
Morgan McIlwain
Joshua Hurst
City of Charlotte
Town of Indian Trail
City of High Point
City of Charlotte
Bolton & Menk Inc
Freese & Nichols
Vice President
Treasurer (Retired)
Director (’23-’24)
Director (’23-’24)
Director (’23)
Director (’23)
Past President
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