Patrick S. Collins, P.E., F.ASCE, director of the Engineering Department and city engineer at the City of Valdosta, Georgia, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Collins has been in his current position for nine years, and has been employed in the engineering profession in both the private and public sector for 32 years. He specializes in municipal and county government infrastructure, management and operations, including state governmental agency operations and infrastructure, largely in Florida, Tennessee and Georgia.
In addition, he has been continuous in his ASCE membership for 32 years.
Immediately prior to his current role, Collins was the director of the Planning, Zoning and Engineering Department for the City of North Port, Florida, and previously he served as the city engineer at the City of Venice, Florida.
In 1996 he was selected by his engineering peers in local, state and federal government across Florida as the Government Engineer of the Year. In the early 1990s, while serving at Sarasota County Government, he negotiated and implemented the very first NPDES MS4 Permit issued in the nation by EPA, Region IV, and many in the stormwater community at the time sought his direction on NPDES issues.
Collins has been actively supporting the profession through published articles and his current or past participation in leadership roles within the Florida and Georgia Chapters of the American Public Works Association, the Florida Stormwater Association, and the Florida Engineering Society.
He is a graduate of the Memphis State University, Herff College of Engineering.