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Public Works Director Wins Prestigious Award

HOUSTON – The University of Houston has named Houston Public Works Director Carol Ellinger Haddock Public Official of the Year. The University’s Master of Public Administration Program announced the honor during a luncheon today at the Student South Center on the University of Houston campus. Director Haddock was one of five honorees recognized. The MPA Program recognizes local changemakers who “exemplify strength in ethical decision making; a commitment to the welfare of citizenry by reaching beyond personal, professional and political motives; and an innate ability to encourage and maintain supportive relationships across jurisdictional boundaries.”
“As the Director of the largest American Public Works Association accredited agency in the nation, Carol has led almost 4,000 employees to provide full services to the community during last February’s winter storm while implementing new safety protocols throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “Carol is very much deserving of this award.”
Carol Ellinger Haddock has been with the City of Houston for nearly seventeen years and was promoted to Director in 2017. She has led the organization through a cultural transformation by providing resilience training for all employees. Carol is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas with a Civil Engineering Bachelor’s degree from Rice University and an MPA from the University of Houston.
Houston Public Works (www.HoustonPublicWorks.org) is the largest and most diverse public works organization in the country, responsible for creating a strong foundation for Houston to thrive. Houston Public Works is responsible for streets and drainage, production and distribution of water, collection, and treatment of wastewater, and permitting and regulation of public and private construction covering a 671-square mile service area. Houston Public Works is accredited by the American Public Works Association.
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