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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Utilities Department Celebrates Engineers

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City of Winston-Salem social media accounts have featured profiles of engineers in the utilities department as part of Engineers Week. Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, this year EWeek is February 16-22. It is “dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.” (Source

Engineers profiled by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities on and include Director Courtney Driver, Mike Stover, Marcus Felton, Todd Lewis, Hsiang-Yu Chou-Hoofman, Mario Edouard, Stephen Powell, Bill Ward, Gordon Dively and Janice McHargue. These are the professionals who ensure we have safe drinking water and help us protect the environment.

Driver points out that engineers provide a critical service for utility customers. “Imagine your day without clean water, or sanitary service or a place to take your trash. Our lives would be totally different. Engineers are the ones that design those processes and do the evaluation and studies to make it work.”

Edouard, a native of Haiti, says engineering is fundamental to civilization. Other engineer profiles encourage youth to pursue engineering education and careers. Engineers Week wraps-up February 22, but the posts remain visible to learn more about these crucial public servants.

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