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Kansas City, MO—The American Public Works Association’s board has elected a new president-elect: long-time APWA member Dominick Longobardi. This position opened after President-Elect Lisa Rapp passed away unexpectedly in early December 2023.

Longobardi has been active with APWA for many years on the chapter and national level. He is a past president of the APWA New York Metro Chapter and Long Island Branch and has recently served as the Council of Chapters Delegate on the Advocacy Task Force. Longobardi is presently serving on the national board as Director, Region II. He will assume the office of president at the Public Works Expo (PWX), scheduled to be held in Atlanta, Sept. 8–11.

“Lisa’s passing was a great loss to all who knew her. One way we could honor her was to choose a new president-elect who shares the same passion for public works and APWA. The selection of Dominick Longobardi as president-elect means APWA will continue to be in good hands,” said APWA President Gary Losier, PEng. “Dominick’s experience as former mayor of a full-service village where he oversaw 300 employees, including the police and volunteer fire departments, and the public works department, and deputy town comptroller of the Town of Hempstead, NY – ‘America’s Largest Township’ – will serve the association well.”

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the APWA as president-elect,” said Longobardi. “I am excited to work with our board and our members to continue creating programs that support our strategic goals, enhance the member experience, and promote the value of the public works profession.”

Read the full release here. For additional information about APWA, please contact Jared Shilhanek, APWA Chief Growth Officer at jshilhanek@apwa.org, or by phone at (816) 595–5257.

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The American Public Works Association (www.apwa.org) is a not-for-profit, international organization of more than 30,000 members involved in the field of public works. APWA serves its members by promoting professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy, and the exchange of knowledge. APWA is headquartered in Kansas City, MO, has an office in Washington, D.C., and 63 chapters and 97 branches throughout North America.


Mark Shade
APWA Government Affairs Media Manager
(202) 218-6736; mshade@apwa.org