Palm Beach County Administrator Robert Weisman, a professional engineer, was given the 2015 Outstanding Service to the Engineering Profession Award last week by the Palm Beach chapter of the Florida Engineering Society.
The award is given each year to an individual who has, by virtue of his or her service, had a significant positive impact on the engineering profession.
Weisman has been a public servant for more than 40 years, and most of his career has been spent with Palm Beach County. He came to work for county government in 1980 as director of the Engineering Division of the Water Utilities Department. Prior to that, he did planning, design, consultant review and field investigations for storm drainage and sanitary sewer projects in New York City.
For the past 23 years, Weisman has been in charge of one of the largest counties in Florida, managing an annual budget near $4 billion and overseeing more than 6,000 employees in more than 60 departments, divisions and offices. He has guided Palm Beach County through periods of rapid growth and economic instability, extended droughts and devastating storms, all while working to deliver quality programs and services to residents at the lowest possible cost.
The Florida Engineering Society promotes and defends the professional interests of all engineers in the state, as well as supporting engineering education, advocating licensure, promoting the ethical and competent practice of engineering and enhancing the image and well-being of all Florida engineers.