Palm Beach County Water Resources Manager Kenneth Todd Jr. has been named the 2012 Government Engineer of the Year by the Florida Professional Engineers in Government (FPEG). FPEG is a practice section of the Florida Engineering Society (FES).
The FPEG Government Engineer of the Year award recognizes an individual who has made the most outstanding contribution to the advancement of engineers in government. Todd was selected by a three-member panel appointed by FPEG. The award is based on professional and technical achievements, civic/humanitarian activities, and education. Todd will accept his award Aug. 10 at the FES annual meeting in Orlando.
Todd has been active in the Florida Engineering Society since 1974, having served on many local and state committees. He was the local chapter president in 1986 and recently was named to the FBPE by Gov. Rick Scott. FBPE is responsible for all aspects of licensing for engineers in Florida, as well as regulating the practice of engineering throughout the state.
Todd received his civil engineering degree from the University of Florida and worked 15 years in the private sector in addition to his service in the public sector. He was named the manager of water resources in 2000 by County Administrator Bob Weisman. Todd works with numerous county departments and divisions and other governmental agencies on water resource-related issues that impact the environment and residents of Palm Beach County.