Richard Bullock, Streets Supervisor for Macon-Bibb County’s Public Works Department, has been named Supervisor of the Year by the American Public Works Association’s Georgia Chapter. He was recognized at the Jekyll Island Convention Center in July 11 at the organization’s annual conference.

As Macon-Bibb’s Street Supervisor, Bullock is the supervisor for all special projects, sewer vacs, pothole repair, and dirt road maintenance. He has 35 years of experience in Public Works, beginning with the City of Macon’s Public Works Department in 1984 as a Service Worker and since served as a Backhoe Operator, Heavy Equipment Operator, Crew Leader, and now as Street Supervisor.

“Richard in a great asset to our department and community. He’s very dependable and knowledgeable in our field, meaning the projects he leads are precise and are held to a higher standard,” says Public Works Director Marvin Land. “It’s an honor and pleasure to have someone with his work ethic in our department and who has given so much to making our community a better place to live through his work and leadership.”

The award is given out each year to a nominated Supervisor who goes above and beyond to better their organization and community. Usually, an average of 25 nominees are turned in from different Public Works Directors throughout the State of Georgia to an Awards Committee of 5 members from APWA Georgia Chapter and they score each individual on their years of service, contribution of service, nomination letter, leadership, contributions to the profession, innovation, sustainability, and service to the agency, customer, and community.

This is the second consecutive year a Macon-Bibb County supervisor has earned this award, with Tim Wilder earning it in 2018.  Also last year, EMA Director Spencer Hawkins was named Emergency Management Manager of the Year and former Parks & Beautification Director Sam Kitchens was given the Community Involvement of the Year Award by the Georgia Chapter.

The American Public Works Association serves professionals in all aspects of public works.  The primary objective of APWA is to create a valuable connections and solutions for those serving our communities through Public Works.