Jeff Maxwell, Adams County Transportation director, was honored on a national level by the Society of Women Engineers, receiving their Integrity Award for Male Supporter of the Year. In addition to increasing the number of women engineers being hired, Maxwell appointed the county’s first female engineering manager who oversees a team of women engineers who manage the county’s Transportation Capital Improvement Program.
“Jeff has created an environment that supports women engineers’ full participation and acceptance in the engineering field,” said Eva J. Henry, Adams County Board of Commissioners chair. “Leaders like Jeff make it possible to remain a catalyst for change as we work together to empower women throughout the industry and in the community.”
“It’s an honor to receive recognition for providing an inclusive environment for women in engineering to thrive and inspire others, and I want to encourage others to become advocates and to embrace the success of women in the engineering field,” said Maxwell.
Maxwell has worked for Adams County for three years and manages more than 95 full-time employees.
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