May 31, 2013
Award honors best of the nation’s public works professionals for 2013
The city of Phoenix joins members of the public works community in honoring Wylie Bearup, PE, Ph.D., the organization’s Street Transportation Department director and city engineer, for his recognition as a national Top 10 Leader of 2013 by the American Public Works Association.
Dr. Bearup will be presented the Top 10 Public Works Leaders honor locally at an award ceremony and reception 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 at the Phoenix Convention Center, West Building Lobby. He also will be among leaders honored during the awards ceremony of the APWA 2013 International Public Works Congress & Exposition taking place in Chicago, IL August 25-28.
“Wylie is a great asset to the City of Phoenix, and is dedicated to improving the quality of life in our city” said City Manager David Cavazos. “He is a skilled engineer and has played a vital role in Phoenix’s most notable construction projects, including downtown centerpieces like the Phoenix Convention Center, ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix Hotel. Wylie has shown great leadership and this recognition is well-deserved.”
APWA annually recognizes 10 of the most outstanding public works professionals from across the U.S. and Canada for their career-long dedication and service, professionalism and expertise in public works infrastructure.
As one of the most coveted and prestigious awards presented by the association, the Top 10 Public Works Leader award is given to honor the public works professional’s career, in which he or she demonstrated excellence in public works, services and infrastructure in his community through advancement of public works services and technology.
Bearup has more than 37 years of public works experience with both the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the city of Phoenix. His professional experience focuses on managing all facets of engineering/architectural design and construction for a broad array of major projects. In his current role, Bearup oversees the city’s procurement of engineers, architects and contractors for the city’s $5 billion 5-year capital improvement program and runs the department responsible for construction and upkeep of Phoenix’s 5,000 miles of roads, more than 1,075 signalized intersections and 95,000 street lights.