2023 Public Works Roundup

The North Central Texas Council of Governments' Public Works Council hosted the 24th Annual Public Works Roundup on September 29, 2023 at the Grapevine Convention Center in Grapevine, TX.

For over 20 years, the Public Works Roundup has grown steadily and is attended by hundreds of Public Works Professionals from around our region to communicate and coordinate on regional public works issues and to learn about emerging technologies that communities can leverage in their operations.

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For questions about this event, please contact NCTCOG Staff at EandD@nctcog.org.

2023 Public Works Roundup Presentations

Challenges in Recruiting & Retaining Staff & Tools to Develop a Culture of Growth, Development, & Belonging
Justin Stoker, PE, CFM, Senior Director of Public Works & Engineering, City of Waxahachie

Legislative/Regulation Updates: Texas Regional Flood Planning
Glenn Clingenpeel, Executive Manager, Trinity River Authority
David Rivera, PhD, PE, CFM, North Texas Stormwater, Freese & Nichols, Inc.
Audrey Giesler Klump, EIT, CFM, Halff Associates

Legislative/Regulation Updates: Public Works
Cesar Molina, PE, Lead Client Advocacy, Halff Associates (TX- APWA North Central Branch Past President)

If You Plan it, They Can Come: Frisco’s Journey through Proactive Planning & Progressive Growth
Will Janney, PE, CFM, Capital Improvement Manager, City of Frisco
Stephen Johnson, PE, Associate, Freese & Nichols, Inc.

Theory & Reality in the NCTCOG Region; From an Analysis of Wasted Organics to New Organics Processing in the Western Region
Dustin Deel, Director of Municipal and Community Services, City of Weatherford
Risa Weinberger, PE & Michael Carleton, Risa Weinberger & Associates, Inc.

Paperless Quantity Verification
Chris Lutz, Program Administrator, City of Dallas

Contract Out Services or Perform the Work In-House – Things to Ask & Consider
Justin Stoker, PE, CFM, Senior Director of Public Works & Engineering, City of Waxahachie

Comparison Between Asphalt & Concrete Pavements in Fort Worth
Omar Elbagalati, PhD, PE, Pavement Management Engineering Manager, City of Fort Worth

Inlet Floatables Filter Design for City of Allen
William Nahas, CFM, Environmental Manager, City of Allen
Katherine Steinberger, EIT, Water Resources, Huitt-Zollars

Roller Compacted Concrete Use for Residential Roadways
Travis N. Attanasio, PE, CFM, Senior Civil Engineer, City of Burleson

Stormwater Green Asset Management
JoEtta Dailey, Watershed Protection Manager, City of Denton
Fouad Jaber, PhD, PE, Professor & Extension Specialist, Texas AgriLife
Lauren Fischer, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of North Texas

Dig Once Coordination
Connor Sadro, Transportation Planner, NCTCOG
Lillian Painter, Broadband Manager, Dallas County

Integrating Transportation and Stormwater Infrastructure: Proactive Planning to Reduce Future Flood Risk
Kate Zielke, Program Supervisor, NCTCOG

The Fork in the Road – The Diverging Paths of Roadway Maintenance
Don Olivetti, Construction Supervisor, City of Frisco
Jeff Roberts, PE, CFM, Senior Project Manager, Lockwood, Andrews, & Newnam, Inc.

U.S. EPA’s Rain Works Challenge: UTA’s Experience & Role for North Texas Region
Taner Ozdil, PhD, ASLA, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Arlington