Harris Director Patrick Dobbins Receives APWA Monterey Bay Chapter 2017 Public Works Person of the Year Award

Salinas, CA – 

Harris is pleased to announce that Patrick M. Dobbins was named 2017 Person of the Year by the Monterey Bay Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) at the chapter’s annual awards banquet on Wednesday, January 25th.

Patrick has been a part of APWA for over 25 years and board member of the Monterey Bay Chapter since 1999. He has held various leadership positions within the APWA Monterey Bay Chapter including Vice President and President in 2002 and 2003, respectively. He also received the President Award for Excellence in service to the chapter in 2013. Patrick is an integral part of APWA Monterey Bay that has received the Presidential Award for Chapter Excellence eight years in a row.

One of Patrick’s previous professional awards included his work on the Dayton Water Incident in Salinas, CA that received the 2010 National Public Works Project of the Year from APWA. Most recently, he worked on the Community Pool Renovation Project for the City of Gonzales that received the 2017 Project of the Year Award of Merit from the APWA Monterey Bay Chapter.

Patrick routinely develops and reviews plans, selects consultants, coordinates with utilities, manages scheduling, permitting and more. He has led Harris efforts in the planning, design and administration of roadways, water and sewer systems, storm drains, traffic signal systems, civic buildings and parks for communities across California.

About the American Public Works Association

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 worldwide membership over 28,500 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. Membership in APWA is open to any individual, agency, or corporation with an interest in public works and infrastructure issues. http://monterey.apwa.net

About Harris

Harris is a 100% employee-owned company focused on helping communities solve today's complex challenges in planning, financing, environmental compliance, civil engineering, and construction management. Our offices and project sites span the West Coast in California and Washington with a staff of over 200 employee-owners. We focus on serving clients in the municipal, water, transportation, and education markets. www.WeAreHarris.com

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Nathan M. Couch, PMP
Senior Director / Project Management Office (PMO)

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