Posted November 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – A dozen outstanding Central Arizona College alums will become the latest class to be enshrined in Central Arizona College’s Wall of Success.
The 4th Annual CAC Wall of Success Induction Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 16, in the Don P. Pence Center for Visual & Performing Arts. The event begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by the induction ceremony commencing at 7 p.m.
This year’s inductees include Brent Billingsley, Ken Buchanan, Leslie Carlyle-Burnett, Richard Ervin “Dick” Myers, Michael Halfmann, Tony Jimenez, Dr. Megan McGlynn, Mitch Menchaca, Joe Pyritz, Lionel Ruiz, Kenneth Schein and Alice Wilcox.
Each year Central Arizona College inducts outstanding alums into the Wall of Success and presents each candidate with the Extraordinary Alumni Achievement Award during a ceremony held at the Signal Peak Campus. For the first time the event will be held in the newly-renovated Pence Center.
The first group of honorees was inducted during the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the opening of the Signal Peak Campus on Nov. 14, 2009. A special plaque entitled Wall of Success is mounted in the Student Services Building (M) on the Signal Peak Campus to honor all of the inductees.
Many factors go into selecting Wall of Success members, including but not limited to volunteerism in the community; professional, local, regional, national or international recognition; and accomplishment in their field of expertise.
The following short biographies provide background on this year’s Wall of Success class:
Brent Billingsley is a seasoned technical professional with more than 16 years of experience across a broad range of public works, transportation, community planning, transit, air quality, economic and environmental responsibilities and projects.
As development services director for the city of Maricopa, Billingsley oversees eight divisions within the city organizational structure including Public Works, Transportation, Planning, Building Safety, Engineering, Facilities, Code Enforcement, and Fleet Operations.
Since he accepted his position with Maricopa in 2005, Billingsley has successfully integrated the city into multiple regional, bi-county and statewide plans and strategies.
His professional repertoire includes project management, public works administration, transportation planning, community planning, transit, air quality, Section 208 area-wide water quality, economic development, community development block grants (CDBG), environmental justice/Title VI, information technology management, and population estimation and projection.
He is a frequent speaker on the topics of rural transit, access management, transportation planning, financial assurances, Safe Routes to School, rural infrastructure finance, and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.
Billingsley is a graduate of Northern Arizona University (NAU), a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and is an A-S-F-P-M Certified Floodplain Manager. He is a proud parent and resides with his family in Pinal County, Arizona.
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