Greg Africa, the Deputy Director of the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works (DPW) Bureau of Highways has been named the 2016 County Engineer of the Year by the County Engineers Association of Maryland (CEAM). The annual CEAM award recognizes and engineer each year for their dedication and service to their County and the association.
“This honor is well deserved and serves as further testimony to what we see from Greg each day,” said Schuh. “We are grateful that Greg serves our County, the Department of Public Works, and the Bureau of Highways in such a professional and exemplary manner.”
“The Department of Public Works is fortunate to have someone like Greg leading the Bureau of Highways and serving our citizens,” said DPW Director Christopher Phipps. “Greg tirelessly works to advance our organization and continues to exceed expectations by instilling a culture to meet challenges head on and not settling for minimum standards.”
Serving as the DPW Bureau of Highways Deputy Director for more than eleven years, Mr. Africa is responsible for all operation and maintenance activities associated with the 6,715 roads within the County’s road network infrastructure. Operation and maintenance efforts include pavements, snow removal, stormdrain and stormwater management structures, right-of-way management, and traffic engineering.
In addition to his active CEAM membership and participation, Mr. Africa is the Maryland representative to the National Association of County Engineers (NACE), a member of the American Public Works Association, and serves on the advisory board of the Anne Arundel County and Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center. Mr. Africa is also the DPW ex-officio member of the County’s Commission on Disability Issues and the Commission’s liaison for DPW compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Mr. Africa attended the Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering and Master of Business Administration programs at the University of the Philippines and obtained a Master of Science Environmental Management degree from the University of Maryland. He has more than 30 years of professional experience in design, construction and operations in both the private industry and public works.