1. JEANNE NYQUIST - Facilitator Jeanne is the President of Nyquist and Associates, Inc., a management consulting firm providing services to public, private and non-profit organizations. She has over 30 years’ experience managing public works and parks services in Oregon. Jeanne is an accomplished speaker and trainer who uses her managerial and life experiences to illustrate leadership concepts that will enhance organizational, personal and professional development.
2. RAY JOHNSON Ray has worked in both the private and public drinking water industry for the last 23 years and has extensive experience as a manager, instructor and operator in all aspects of water supply, water distribution, system operations, cross connection control programs and safety programs. A highly motivated speaker, Ray always brings real work-world examples, humor and energy to his presentations. Ray is currently the Water Distribution Manager for the City of The Dalles.
3. DAN BOSS Dan Boss has been in public works for 38 years, 34 of those in Tualatin, Oregon as Operations Director. In 2007 Dan spent 8 ½ months as the City’s Interim Finance Director. In 1989 Dan led the effort to establish Tualatin’s Road Utility (one of the nation’s first) and develop their first Emergency Management Plan. He helped establish the Oregon Chapter Scholastic Foundation; received the 2000 William Bowes Award (the chapter’s highest); was the 1995 Chapter President, Tualatin’s 2003 Business Person of the Year, 2001 Most Valuable Partner Award from the Business Education Compact and was recognized in 2004 as an APWA Top 10 Public Works Leader of the Year. In 2012 Dan retired from the City of Tualatin and is pursuing other endeavors that include Public Works Education.
4. BRICE PERKINS Brice has thirty years’ experience in all aspects of public works. Having worked for both municipal governments and consulting engineering firms, Brice is a seasoned construction project administrator-turned manager. A Registered Engineer in Civil and Environmental engineering, Brice brings fun, humor, and a wealth of “real-world knowledge” to his presentations. Brice is currently the Operations Division Manager for the City of Medford Public Works.