2019 Public Works Roundup

The North Central Texas Council of Governments hosted the 20th Annual Public Works Roundup on May 21st, 2019 at the Grapevine Convention Center in Grapevine. The Roundup was attended by nearly 200 Public Works Professionals from around our region and covered topics on asset management, sustainable public rights of way, utilizing drones, and more.

Thank you to all of our speakers, sponsors, and attendees that made this event a success! We look forward to seeing you next year!

2019 Public Works Roundup Invitation


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2019 Public Workshop Roundup Presentations:

Public Works Track

Sustainable Public Rights of Way Track

Asset Management in City of Fort Worth:
Keeping it Simple and Bringing Folks Along
for the Ride

Michael Owen, City of Fort Worth
Right of Way Acquisition 101: A Brief Look
at ROW Acquisition for Cities and Counties

Jennifer Hall, TNP
Design Life? 100-Years Sounds Good: An
Overview of Design Life and Service Life

Mathew Busby, Lockwood, Andrews, &
Newnam, Inc.
Regional Efforts for Last-Mile Connections
Kevin Kokes, NCTCOG
Asset Management and the Two Faces of
Autonomous Vehicles

Clint Hail, NCTCOG
Design Manual Best Practices for Meeting
State and Federal Requirements for Small

Don Knight, City of Dallas
Revitalizing the Heart of Richardson’s
Telecom Corridor

Doug McDonald and Shawn Poe, City of
Mini-Roundabouts and Traffic Circles
Laura Melton, City of Burleson

Dana Shumard, Kimley-Horn
City of Fate: Tactics for Avoiding Bankruptcy & Doing Aggressive Road Maintenance
Michael Kovacs, City of Fate, and Jim Proce, City of Anna

Keynote: Meeting the Region’s Thirst for Water, NTMWD’s Bois d’Arc Reservoir
R.J. Muraski, Assistant Deputy – Capital Improvement Program, North Texas Municipal Water District

NCTCOG Presentation: Benefits of NCTCOG’s Public Works Program
Edith Marvin, Director, Environment & Development, NCTCOG

Bridging the Infrastructure Funding Gap
Kevin Shepherd, Verdunity

Fort Worth’s Storm Drain Rehabilitation Program: Cowtown’s Approach to Wrangling Storm Drains
Matt Stahl, Halff Associates

Risk Assessment & Resiliency for Design Rainfall
Robert Armstrong & Allison Wood, Huitt-Zollars, Inc.

Developing a Local Floodplain Management Program in Fort Worth
Jennifer Dyke, City of Fort Worth

Drones: A Positive Solution in a Municipal Scenario
Tim James, Halff Associates

Looking Through Pavement: The Benefits of Having Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Data Prior to Street Construction
Chris Ernst, TNP

The 7 Habits of Highly Dysfunctional Leaders
Jim Proce, City of Anna


Keynote Speaker

Topic: Meeting the Region's Thirst for Water, NTMWD's Bois d'Arc Reservoir

Richard J. Muraski Jr.  (R.J.) PMP
Assistant Deputy - Capital Improvement Program,
North Texas Municipal Water District

As the Assistant Deputy Director - Capital Improvement Program (CIP), Planning and Permitting, R.J.  Oversees all aspects of the (CIP) consisting of planning, engineering and construction, along with Master Planning for the District which averages over $400M per year.  Along with the Planning Program Manager, they develop capital program priorities and procedures, lead and supervise planning professionals and technical staff to achieve District goals. He works closely with water, wastewater, and solid waste operating divisions and engineering to identify, define, and implement capital projects.  Additionally, he communicates and collaborates with senior personnel from member and customer cities and other agencies to plan future needs.


Thank you to all of our Sponsors!

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