24 Water Professionals Become Certified Public Infrastructure Inspectors

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The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced that 24 public works professionals from across North America have recently earned the Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector (CPII) credential. Since its inception, the APWA certification in public infrastructure inspection program has credentialed a total of 252 U.S. and Canadian professionals with the CPII certification.

The purpose of the CPII certification is to promote quality infrastructure by advancing the knowledge and practice of construction inspection to benefit communities and public agencies. This APWA certification program is intended for individuals that inspect the construction of public infrastructure (roadways, highways, utilities, bridges, dams) and facilities (pump stations, treatment plants, water storage facilities) and other types of construction work and materials to ensure compliance with plans and specifications.

“My APWA CPII Certification has proven my skill, knowledge and ability to provide a sound public infrastructure for the community I work in for many years to come," said Aaron Kuznia, who works for the City of Chaska, Minnesota. "After gaining my CPII Certification, it provided me a new opportunity to possibly become the next assistant city engineer in the community I work in. The city I work for is rewriting the job description for the next assistant city engineer to eliminate the Professional Engineer (P.E.) requirements in lieu of having the CPII Certification. This is great news, since I do not have a four-year degree, but have over 18 years in the profession as a senior engineering technician."

The most recent APWA 2015 Certified Public Infrastructure Inspectors include:

Mark F. Barry, CPII
City of O'Fallon (O’Fallon, Missouri)

Joel A. Benton, CPII
HR Green (McHenry, Illinois)

James E. Chambers, CFM, CPII, PE
Chastain & Associates (Rockford, Illinois)

Shane Cunningham, CPII
City of Boulder City (Boulder City, Nevada)

John P. Cutter, CPII
Bollinger Lach & Associates (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Benjamin D. Fetzer, CPII
City of Scottsdale (Scottsdale, Arizona)

Todd G. Garner, CPII
Anderson Penna Partners (Huntington Beach, California)

Adrian R. Gilbert, CPII
City of Roanoke (Roanoke, Virginia)

Alfredo G. Gonzales, CPII
City of Buckeye (Goodyear, Arizona)

Thomas Gregory, CPII
Town of Gilbert (Gilbert, Arizona)

Chris C. Hayes, CPII
Lamb-Star Engineering (Richardson, Texas)

Richard Heimes, CPII
DB Engineering (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Don E. Kuper, CPII
City of Sioux Falls (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)

Aaron F. Kuznia, CPII
City of Chaska (Hopkins, Minnesota)

Todd A. Lanenga, CPII
City of Scottsdale (Chandler, Arizona)

Wilbert LeBlanc, Jr, CPII
SCMI (Houston, Texas)

Steven C. Lilly, CPII
NKAPC (Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky)

Eric A. Loftus, CPII
Rochester Public Works (Rochester, Minnesota)

Scoey L. Morris, CPII
SCMI (Houston, Texas)

Richard E. O'Dell, CPII
City of Coppell (Coppell, Texas)

Daniel L. Stanton, CPII, PE
Town of New Milford (New Milford, Connecticut)

Dave Westermayer, CPII
City of Eagan (Lakeville, Minnesota)

Jonathan R. Wirch, CPII
HR Green (McHenry, Illinois)

Robert J. Zwick, CPII
PDS/NKAPC (Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky)

For more information on the CPII Certification program, the Certified Public Fleet Manager (CPFP) or the Certified Stormwater Manager (CSM) programs, please contact APWA Certification Manager, Becky Stein at 816/595-5212, or bstein@apwa.net.

About APWA
The American Public Works Association (www.apwa.net) is a not-for-profit, international organization of more than 28,500 members involved in the field of public works. APWA serves its members by promoting professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy and the exchange of knowledge. APWA is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, has an office in Washington, D.C., and 63 chapters throughout North America. 


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