University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service graduate Renee Tyler (’20) has been selected to serve on the Government Affairs Committee (GAC) for the American Public Works Association (APWA). Tyler, who is the Director of Transportation Services for the City of Dubuque, Iowa, will begin her one-year term on August 31, 2020.
“APWA’s GAC works with national leaders to assist with the policy that impacts state and local government,” Tyler said. “This includes much needed infrastructure funds for highways, roads and streets, transit, and water. This is an exciting opportunity for me. The impact of this committee’s work reaches all communities. I’m honored and excited to work on policy that helps all people to have a better quality of life.”
The Government Affairs Committee is responsible for identifying, drafting, and leading the promotion of APWA’s public policy priorities. The committee drafts public policy priorities representative of APWA’s broad membership and obtains approval from APWA’s Board of Directors on the identified priorities per each Congressional cycle. Members participate in monthly conference calls and occasional face to face meetings.
Tyler recently concluded a two-year term on the APWA Committee for Diversity and Inclusion.
“The lessons learned and experiences were invaluable,” Tyler said of her time on the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion. “This committee prepared me for this new opportunity. I have an ability to uphold the foundation and principals of diversity and inclusion. I plan to be intentional about keeping these ideals at the forefront of APWA’s GAC policy initiatives.”
Prior to her time in Dubuque, Tyler was employed by the City of Little Rock from 2013 to 2016 as a fleet acquisition, parts, and special projects manager. Her previous experience also includes serving as executive administrator to the CEO of RVM Enterprises, an eDiscovery and consulting services firm in New York, N.Y.; chief of staff to New Jersey Assemblyman Jerry Green in the New Jersey General Assembly in Plainfield, N.J.; and assistant to the CEO of the Promontory Financial Group in New York, N.Y.
Tyler was among the first group of students to graduate from the Clinton School's online degree program. In addition to her Master of Public Service, she earned her bachelor’s degree in social welfare from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
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