News Release - City Employee Michael Bushart Named 2009 Engineer of the Year by Rochester Section of ASCE

City of Rochester

News Release

Bushart MikeMayor Robert J. Duffy and Department of Environmental Services Commissioner Paul Holahan announced today that City Water Bureau Engineer Michael Bushart has been named 2009 Engineer of the Year by the Rochester Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the organization’s most prestigious award.

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 147,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society. Mr. Bushart will receive the award during the section’s annual Holiday Party, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9 at Artisan Works, 565 Blossom Rd.

Mr. Bushart has been a member of the Society since 1980 and a City Water Bureau employee since 1988. He is currently a senior engineer and project manager for the Bureau. During his time in the Bureau, he has participated in some of the most critical and demanding Capital Improvement Program projects such as design and construction of the Water Operations Center, the Reservoir Improvement Project, and the direction of numerous water-main and water-related projects totaling more than $2.5 million per year.

“Mike is the person you go to when you really need to get something done and done right,” said Commissioner Holahan. “He is very deserving of this recognition and there is nothing better than being recognized by your peers. I just want to congratulate Mike on receiving this award.”

Mayor Duffy said that “Michael Bushart is an excellent example of a person who has demonstrated a level of dedication and professionalism above and beyond expectations. He represents the quality of staff we have here in the city and helps set the standard for all employees. We are very lucky to have someone like Michael Bushart as a member of our team.”


Media Contact: Paul Holahan, Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Services 585-428-6848