As Public Works Director for the City of Cedar Rapids, Jen Winter manages all daily operations and policy direction for the department. She oversees engineering, construction, traffic operations and engineering, real estate and right-of-way management, flood control management, and street and sewer operations. She currently serves on the Iowa Chapter Executive Board of the American Public Works Association (APWA). Before joining the City of Cedar Rapids as Public Works Director, Jen was a Regional Director for HR Green, an Engineering Consulting firm in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where she led a team of engineers focused primarily on transportation planning and design. Jen received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University. In addition to her experience at HR Green, Jen’s previous work experience includes working as a project engineer for Ament Design in Cedar Rapids; for Strand Associates in Madison, Wisconsin; and for Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers in Omaha, Nebraska. She has also served as the chair of the APWA Center for Sustainability, a national committee created to drive sustainability in public works.