This course will familiarize you with the administration and operation of a public works department. It provides insight into the organizational structure, planning, financing, purchasing, budgeting, and management of public works organizations, as well as individual job responsibilities and internal relationships within governmental systems.
Instructor: Will Manchester, PE, Director of Public Works, City of Minnetonka
Manchester is a registered professional engineer with 20 years of experience in both public and private sectors. He currently oversees public works operations for the city of Minnetonka including streets, utilities, parks and trails, natural resources, buildings, fleet, and engineering. Prior to Minnetonka, he worked as a consultant engineer managing municipal and private development projects. Manchester is an active member of the City Engineers Association of Minnesota, including serving on the executive board from 2014–2015 and the annual conference planning committee. He is also an active member of the Minnesota Public Works Association.