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COLLEGE STATION — Roy M. Robinson of the Texas Engineering Extension Service has been named a 2004 Trendsetter by PUBLIC WORKS magazine.

The list, published in the November 2004 issue, recognizes top leaders in the public works community, including those who have defined policy, brought their community or an issue into the spotlight, or set the standard within the industry. The cover story encompassed 50 people and groups who have impacted the public works industry over the past two years.

Robinson, a program coordinator with TEEX’s Engineering, Utilities and Public Works Training Institute, received the 2003 Donald C. Stone Award for Excellence in Education from the American Public Works Association. He coordinates the “Public Works: Preparing for and Responding to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)/Terrorism” course for the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center. The management level course is free of charge through funding from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Domestic Preparedness and is taught throughout the country.

“We looked for professionals who stand out among their peers by making a national or international impact on the public works sector, thereby influencing the way we do our jobs on a daily basis,” said Bill Palmer, editor-in-chief of PUBLIC WORKS magazine.

The alphabetical list has Robinson at No. 35, one place behind Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. 

PUBLIC WORKS, the voice of the public works industry for more than 100 years, is the only magazine focused on the information needs of local governments as well as contractors and others who operate, build and maintain the infrastructure.

TEEX, a member of The Texas A&M University System, offers hands on, customized training, exercises, technical assistance and technology transfer services impacting Texas and beyond. 

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