W&A Engineering’s Buck Bacon, PMP has been appointed Government and Community Services Director, a new role within our leadership structure dedicated to serving public sector clients.
In this new role, Bacon will be utilizing his 15+ years of experience in government administration and 8 years of experience building better communities with the W&A Engineering team to manage the projects of our public sector clients, such as local and state governments, institutions, non-profit organizations, and more. Key projects under Bacon’s purview include ESP’s Camp Hooray, the North Downtown Athens Redevelopment Project, and the Georgia Square Mall Redevelopment.
“Our public sector clients face unique challenges which are completely unlike those our private development clients face,” Bacon said. “Our public clients need and deserve dedicated resources, such as myself and our growing public sector team, who will work alongside them to ensure that their project goals are identified and exceeded from the very beginning of their project’s lifecycle through project closeout.”
Bacon is particularly eager to build better communities with clients on multi-use paths, water and sanitary sewer infrastructure improvements, roundabouts and roadway improvements, government facilities such as courthouses, and more.
“Buck is one of the sharpest minds we have on the W&A team, and he’s uniquely qualified to lead the expansion of the service offerings we’re able to provide our public sector clients,” said W&A Engineering President and CEO Jon Williams, ASLA, PLA. “With his decades of experience and technical knowledge, I have no doubt that Buck Bacon is the perfect person for this role.”
Buck Bacon has been with W&A Engineering since March of 2015. During this time, he has served in a variety of posts including Project Manager, Director of Corporate Culture and Career Planning, Director of Engineering, and now Government and Community Services Director. With the 5th longest tenure at W&A Engineering, Buck’s strong advocacy for growth and expansion, robust institutional knowledge, collaborative nature, and availability to staff and clients alike have made him an invaluable member of our team.
Prior to his work with W&A, Buck worked with the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County in the Department of Transportation and Public Works as a Design Engineer and Coordinator, as well as the Department of Public Utilities as an Engineering Technician. He is a Level 2 Erosion Plan Reviewer and has also recently earned his Professional Project Management certification.
W&A Engineering could not build better communities for our clients across the country without the talent and dedication of team members like Buck Bacon. We are grateful for his continued commitment to our mission, vision, and values and are so excited to see him thrive in this new role!