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  • Published: 04/03/2017

Shane Silsby, (BS ’97, MS ’00, civil engineering), was named the American City & County 2016 Public Works Leader of the Year. He currently serves as the Orange County Public Works director in California, a position he has held since 2013.

In 2012, he was recognized by the Engineer News-Record Southwest Region as one of the ‘Top 20 Under 40’ in the engineering and construction industry.

Silsby previously served as the deputy director and deputy city engineer of street transportation for Phoenix, Ariz. In his nine years with the city, he also led a multi-disciplinary technical group in the Planning and Development Department.

He previously worked for Lansing, Mich., as a division head and transportation engineer in the Transportation and Parking Department.

Silsby holds two Professional Engineering registrations. He received the 2013 Project of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association on behalf of the City of Phoenix and has served on the Board of the American Public Works Association, Arizona Chapter.

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