Assistant Public Works Director and City Engineer Kati Horner has been selected as the winner of the national Myron Calkins Young Leader of the Year Award for the American Public Works Association (APWA). Ms. Horner joined the City of Independence in 2017, returning to her home town. Previously she had served as the Public Works Director for the City of Raytown, Mo.
“Kati is dedicated to the public works profession and is well known in the Kansas City Metro Area,” Public Works Director Tim Gramling said. “She has encouraged us to share the professions available in public works with children in our community, led the award winning intersection design-build projects and is now working to update decades old technology, making the department more efficient for our citizens and staff.”
Ms. Horner will be recognized by the KC Metro chapter of the APWA on May 22, 2019. She will receive national recognition at the APWA conference in Seattle this September.
The Myron Calkins Young Leader of the Year Award is meant to recognize and encourage young APWA members who have demonstrated initial commitment to the profession and the association, and who show potential for future growth within the APWA.
“We are proud to have Kati on our team here in the City of Independence,” City Manager Zach Walker said. “Her fresh perspective and attention to details are the reason she is a making a name for herself in the metro area. We congratulate her for this award and look forward to working with her for years to come.”