From the City Department of Public Works…
Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering Civil Engineer, Ofelia Rubio, P.E., received a “Professional Achievement” award from the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC). The organization has given awards in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) awards category for the last 21 years to the best and brightest in the Hispanic community.
“We are not surprised by this honor. Ofelia has distinguished herself as a top performer within the Bureau of Engineering and is very deserving of this award. In her many leadership roles, including serving as Liaison to the Board of Public Works and Los Angeles City Council and working on our Proposition K Program: LA for Kids, she has always gone above and beyond. We are very proud of her achievements,” said Gary Lee Moore, City Engineer.
Award winners will be honored at the HENAAC Awards Show Gala on October 9, 2009 at the Long Beach Terrace Theatre at 7:00 p.m.
Rubio has enjoyed a stellar career with the City of Los Angeles for 10 years. She is currently managing the effort to restore thousands of miles of the City’s secondary sewer system (pipes smaller than 16-inches in diameter) to prevent spills and protect natural resources. She and her staff of seven engineering associates oversee construction crews renewing sewers across the city.