the full extent of the existing rightof-way and minimally impacted adjacent properties, while addressing both pedestrian and vehicle safety concerns at the intersection. Other aspects of the project included the extension of an existing structure, landscaping design, pavement design, signing and pavement markings, traffic control, and lighting.
Professional Manager of the Year Award – Facilities and Grounds
to Pierce County and transferring Pierce County’s property interests in a minor league ballpark to the City. In addition, he completed a public/ private partnership agreement that renovated a 257,000-square-foot midrise office building for Washington State’s first LEED Platinum Core and Shell project; the project won the Washington Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Sustainable Development for a Building Renovation for 2010.
The Facilities and Grounds Professional Manager of the Year Award seeks to inspire excellence and dedication in the public sector by recognizing the outstanding career service achievements of facilities and/or grounds management professionals. The focus of this award is the recognition of exceptional leadership and management in the field of facilities and/or grounds.
Professional Manager of the Year Award – Public Fleet
Jeffrey A. Jenkins, PWLF Facilities Division Manager City of Tacoma, Washington
J.D. Schulte, CPFP Fleet Division Manager City of Moline, Illinois
Jeffrey A. Jenkins serves as the Facilities Division Manager for the City of Tacoma where he manages eighty employees and a biennial budget of $41,000,000. He provides leadership and direction for the City’s facilities, fleet, and the real property interests. This includes maintenance and operations of fifty general government facilities including City Hall, police and fire buildings, public works facilities, community service centers and the maintenance and capital replacement programs for over 1,200 City vehicles.
Identifying savings opportunities for the City of Moline’s Fleet Division is a key consideration for J.D. Schulte, Fleet Division Manager. Working with parts suppliers, Schulte was able to reduce the cost of idle inventory by encouraging consignment agreements with vendors. This mantra was carried one step further when his staff began to negotiate similar agreements with the manufacturers of Moline’s fleet of vehicles. Schulte is routinely used as a presenter at the APWA national and state fleet conferences and his classes are always well attended. He has written articles on diverse fleet subjects that have been published in the APWA Reporter and other national magazines.
Jenkins successfully staffed and completed one of the City’s largest real property transactions by transferring the Tacoma Narrows Airport and the County City Building
The Professional Manager of the Year Award in the Public Fleet category recognizes the outstanding career service achievements of public fleet management professionals with the award’s primary focus on exceptional leadership and management of public sector fleets.
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August 2012 issue of the APWA Reporter, the official magazine of the American Public Works Association