Starting April 13, 2015, Jennifer Winter (BSCE’97) will be the new public works director for the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Winter is a regional director for HR Green, Inc., in Cedar Rapids. She will oversee the city’s 200-employee Public Works Department.
The Gazette, a Cedar Rapids-based newspaper, reported that Winter is the chairwoman of the American Public Works Association’s Center for Sustainability. Winter said about 6 percent of the public works directors across the nation are women. She said she might be the only woman in Iowa to hold that kind of job.