Stan Brown
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Personal Experience

Brown has worked in local government for over 26 years, in various public works and engineering management positions within Georgia in the City of Carrollton, Athens-Clarke County, and Jackson County, as well as the Town of Castle Rock, Colorado and the City of Laramie, Wyoming. Brown is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Georgia and was recently designated a Public Works Leadership Fellow (PWLF) by the American Public Works Association (APWA).  As a PWLF, Brown serves as a mentor for public works professionals enrolled in the APWA Donald C. Stone Center for Leadership Excellence.
In his current position as Oakwood City Manager, Brown leads and directs the Oakwood staff of General Administration, Public Works, Planning & Development, Engineering and Police.

Major city services include transportation system operations, stormwater system operations, solid waste, sewer, community services, development services, economic development, capital planning, project management, and police.
Brown also serves as Senior Civil Program Manager with Ascension Program Management. His areas of expertise include visioning, strategic planning, capital project management, transportation engineering, and water and wastewater system engineering and management, and infrastructure management. He has authored articles published in the APWA Reporter related to pavement management programs, partnerships for service delivery and a framework for county wide environmental management systems.  Brown was also instrumental in the recent streamlining of GDOT’s LMIG funds distribution to local governments.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE

2004 – Present:    City of Oakwood, Georgia
City Manager

Major Accomplishments:

  • Established an annual Mayor & Council Retreat – resulted in a Vision Statement and Strategic Plan to focus the City’s efforts on its goals and major initiatives
  • Developed and implemented a growth strategy resulting in over 100 annexations in one year
  • Spearheaded the Oakwood 2030 (see www.oakwood2030.com) program – set the vision and implementation strategy for creating a downtown and commercial center
  • Developed a wastewater strategy to support the City’s long term growth plan
  • Negotiated sewer service agreements with 3 local governments to immediately double the City’s wastewater treatment capacity, while setting the framework for acquiring more capacity as needed for the City’s ultimate system build-out
  • Secured an $11 million Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) loan and constructed sewer infrastructure along a key commercial growth corridor
  • Established Sewer Enterprise Fund and developed and implemented the City’s first wastewater capacity allocation program (pre-sold over $1.5 million of sewer taps in one year)
  • Developed and implemented a pavement management program resulting in condition ratings of “good” and “very good” for over 90% of the City’s roadway pavements
  • Completed build-out of the City’s 250 acre industrial park in less than 7 years with a $1.5 million net profit
  • Developed and implemented a pro-active economic development initiative focused on public-private partnership
  • Established an overlay district to enhance and protect key transportation corridors and prime development areas
  • Developed code compliance program to provide for enhanced property maintenance and community appearance throughout the City
  • Worked closely with County’s State delegation to pass local legislation for a new City charter, community improvement district, and a tax allocation district (citizens approved the tax allocation district referendum with an 84% majority vote)
  • Led the effort with neighboring cities to re-establish a County Joint Municipal Association to develop strategies to address challenges facing cities (initiated a monthly City/County Manager’s meeting to encourage and strengthen working relationships between cities)
  • Serves on American Public Works Association Small Cities/Rural Communities Committee (1 of 6 representatives nationwide)
  • Served as Chairman, Lake Lanier Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Serves as Chairman of the Hall County Environmental Management System

2002 – 2004:    Jackson County Georgia
Transportation & Public Works Director

Directed the Transportation and Public Works Group composed of the Road Department, Solid Waste Department, Maintenance Department, Fleet Maintenance, and Engineering.  Responsibilities included roadway maintenance and repair; stormwater system maintenance and repair; transportation system operations; engineering and construction management of public works projects; plan review and inspection of land development projects; fleet maintenance services for county departments; maintenance of County buildings and facilities; and solid waste services.

Major Accomplishments:

  • Consolidated four separate departments into an integrated Transportation and Public Works Group
  • Established standards and procedures for effective development of public infrastructure
  • Developed a standard approach for planning, programming, and implementing the capital improvement program
  • Developed and implemented a vehicle and equipment replacement program


2001 – 2002:    City of Laramie, WY
Public Works Director

Directed and supervised a 70-man department ($9 million operating budget) composed of four divisions. Responsibilities included roadway maintenance and repair;  stormwater system maintenance and repair; transportation system operations; supply, treatment, storage, and distribution of drinking water; collection, treatment, and disposal of wastewater; engineering and construction management of public works projects; plan review and inspection of land development projects; fleet maintenance services for city departments; and solid waste collection and disposal services.

Major Accomplishments:

  • Established a development coordinating committee to streamline and better manage the City development process
  • Began update of the transportation master plan
  • Initiated a comprehensive infrastructure management program
  • Acquired over $9 million in State grant and loan funding for needed water system improvements
  • Served as project manager for a $11 million community recreation center/outdoor pool
  • Conducted a ranch management feasibility study for 10,400 acre parcel acquired by the City for its water rights
  • Created a fleet advisory committee to enhance service to City departments


1999 – 2001:    Town of Castle Rock, CO
Public Works Director

Directed and supervised a 64-man department ($11.5 million operating budget and $35.4 million capital improvement program) composed of three divisions.  Responsibilities included roadway maintenance and repair; stormwater system maintenance and repair; transportation system operations; supply, treatment, storage, and distribution of drinking water; collection and transmission of wastewater; engineering and construction management of public works projects; plan review and inspection of land development projects; and fleet maintenance services for Town departments.

Major Accomplishments:

  • Update of the water facilities master plan
  • Began update of the transportation master plan
  • Began update of the public works regulations
  • Chaired a multi-department task force charged with streamlining and enhancing the development process
  • Established a database system for more effective tracking of the development review process
  • Enhanced public works permitting and inspections program
  • Established a task force to develop and implement a town-wide geographic information system (GIS)
  • Developed a comprehensive pavement management program
  • Developed a standard approach for planning, programming, and implementing the capital improvement program
  • Created a fleet advisory committee to enhance service to Town departments
  • Represented the Town on the board of directors of the Plum Creek Wastewater Authority, Douglas County Water Resources Authority, Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority, and Chatfield Watershed Authority

1995 – 1999:     Athens-Clarke County, GA
Transportation and Public Works Director

Directed and supervised a 93-man department ($6.4 million operating budget) composed of four divisions. Responsibilities included roadway maintenance and repair; stormwater system maintenance and repair; transportation planning and system operations; engineering and construction management of public works projects; plan review and inspection of land development projects; and fleet management services for government departments.

Major Accomplishments:

  • Restructured department (established one new division and redeployed nine positions) to more effectively accomplish the department mission
  • Enhanced the land development process by creating a developer’s guide, establishing an automated tracking system, and streamlining the plan review/permitting process
  • Developed a project management program to standardize the process and approach for managing construction and repair projects
  • Increased emphasis on maintenance and repair of existing infrastructure
  • Developed and implemented a comprehensive pavement management program
  • Developed a neighborhood traffic management program to address safety and quality of life concerns in residential areas
  • Developed a standard operating procedure for management and administration of the fleet replacement program
  • Established a framework for an integrated watershed management program
  • Completed the first phase of the Athens-Clarke County Advanced Traffic Management System
  • Chaired the work unit component of the Athens-Clarke County Performance Management Program
  • Chaired the Transportation Corridors Appearance Program which planned improvements to the maintenance, cleanliness, and general appearance of major corridors in the community

1987 – 1995:    City of Carrollton, GA
Public Utilities Administrator/City Engineer

Directed and supervised a 52-man department ($5.9 million operating budget) composed of six divisions.  Responsibilities included supply, treatment, distribution, and metering of drinking water; collection, treatment, and disposal of wastewater; traffic engineering and system operations; engineering and construction management of public works projects; program and project management for a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) capital improvement program consisting of road and recreation projects; plan review and inspection of land development projects.

Major Accomplishments:

  • Organized and coordinated a $6 million water/sewer capital improvement program designed to increase capacities to meet the community’s current and future needs
  • Completion of a 400 acre expansion of the wastewater treatment spray irrigation system
  • Construction of a 1 million gallon water plant clearwell
  • Construction of two 2 million gallon water storage tanks
  • Construction of a 260 acre raw water reservoir
  • Enhanced the closed loop traffic signal system
  • Revised development regulations and created a developer’s guide to provide for a streamlined and more consistent process
  • Designed and implemented automated work order and budget tracking systems to provide higher level of customer satisfaction and more effective use of available resources
  • Initiated and implemented an office automation computer network to improve information management and communication for City staff
  • Implemented a GIS for identifying streets, rights-of-way, zoning, utility distribution systems, and pavement conditions
  • Wastewater treatment plant selected as the Georgia Water and Pollution Control Association Plant of the Year

Education

Master of Public Administration,

University of West Georgia, 1995

 

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering,

US Air Force Academy, 1982

Registration

Professional Engineer, Georgia (PE# 21323)

Affiliations

American Public Works Association (APWA)

Georgia Association of Water Professionals

Military Service

Retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve

 

Bronze Star Medal, 2009

Air War College, 2009

Air Command & Staff College, 2004

Squadron Officer School, 1985

Deployed in Support ofOperation Iraqi Freedom(2005 and 2009) &Operation Enduring Freedom (2006)

Awards

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation “Excellence in Rehabilitation” Award 2000

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