Civil engineering alumna named Cedar Rapids (Iowa) public works director

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.

Read the entire March 23, 2015, Gazette article here.