City of Dubuque Civil Engineer II Jon Dienst has been named president of the Iowa chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA). Dienst will serve as president of the Iowa chapter during the 2017 calendar year. The APWA Iowa chapter has nearly 500 professionals from around the state involved in all aspects of public works.
Dienst has been with the City’s engineering department for 11 years and has served on the APWA Iowa board of directors since 2013. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in liberal arts/engineering from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., and a bachelor of science degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The American Public Works Association (APWA) serves professionals in all aspects of public works – a fact that sets it apart from other organizations and makes it an effective voice of public works throughout North America. With a membership over 29,000 strong, APWA includes not only personnel from local, county, state/province, and federal agencies, but also private sector personnel who supply products and services to those professionals.