Kansas City, Mo. — The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced that six public works professionals have recently earned their credential as Certified Stormwater Managers (CSM). The APWA CSM certification is intended for water experts in both the public and private sectors who coordinate and implement stormwater management programs for city, county, state, provincial, and federal agencies. These professionals assist in administering drainage, flood control, and water quality programs. Since its inception, the APWA CSM program has certified 96 Stormwater Managers in North America.

“The APWA Stormwater Manager certification is a hallmark of excellence for U.S. and Canadian water professionals,” said APWA Executive Director Peter B. King. “The purpose of the Stormwater Manager Certification is to promote excellence and commitment to public service by advancing the knowledge and practice of stormwater management to benefit the community, public agencies and the profession. Being connected with and certified by APWA ensures competent, experienced, and well-trained employees. The pay-off is to the public works profession and, ultimately, to our communities by providing recognized hiring and promotion standards that will lead to an improved workforce and delivery of services,” King said.

The new APWA Certified Stormwater Managers include:

  • Tanna L. Boisvert, CSM, City of Arvada, Arvada, Colo.
  • Michael G. Burgess, CSM, Columbus Consolidated Government, Columbus, Ga.
  • Wendy G. Edde, CSM, City of Bend, Bend, Ore.
  • Peter S. Fortin, CSM, City of Chesapeake, Chesapeake, Va.
  • Timothy J. Pollizzi, CSM, City of Rochester Hills, Rochester Hills, Mich.
  • John F. Schexnayder, CSM, URS Corporation, Baton Rouge, La.

For more information about APWA’s Certified Stormwater Manager program, visit APWA’s website at www.apwa.net/certification