Keynote Speakers - January 2019

Chris Turner-Noteware, PE, Assistant Director - Department of Public Works - City of Dallas

Topic:  Update on Bond Program and New CoD Design Manuals

Chris Turner-Noteware

Chris Turner-Noteware is the Assistant Public Works Director over the Engineering, Interagency and Survey Division for the City of Dallas, a position she has held for 15 months.  Her main duties are to oversee the execution of the Capital Bond Program for the Public Works Department, along with Interagency Transportation Projects, paving petitions and assessments for new street and alley construction, sidewalk replacement programs and the survey and records library.  Prior to joining the City of Dallas, Ms. Turner-Noteware spent over 11 years working for the City of Phoenix, Arizona overseeing Design and Construction Management for both Horizontal and Vertical projects, Utility Coordination and Inspection, the Materials Lab and Survey along with citywide procurement for public works capital improvement projects.  She also spent over 11 years working in private consulting throughout the state of Arizona designing public works projects for government agencies.  Ms. Turner-Noteware has a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering and a Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering with a transportation emphasis, both from Arizona State University, and is a registered Professional Civil Engineer in the states of Texas and Arizona.

Rick Galceran, PE, Director - Bond Program Office - City of Dallas

Chris Turner-NotewareRick Galceran was appointed as the Director of the Bond Program Office for Dallas in September 2018 where he currently serves. Prior to that he served as Dallas’ Public Works Director for ten years where he oversaw the City’s Engineering, Architectural Design, Construction Management, Street Repair, Pavement Management, Traffic Operations, Transportation Planning, Land Survey Services and Parking Operations and Enforcement. Rick has overseen the development of the City’s 2012 and 2017 bond program for $1.7 billion and the implementation of the 1998, 2003, 2006, 2012 and 2017 bond programs together exceeding over $3 billion.

Rick earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at El Paso, and is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas. Rick is also a 2007 graduate of the Leadership Dallas Program, and a 2012 graduate of the Leadership North Texas Program.

Before he became the Director of Public Works in 2008, Rick held the positions of Assistant Director of Engineering and Construction, Water Distribution Operations Manager and Pipeline Construction Program Manager for the Dallas Water Utilities Department for 7 years.  Rick also spent 13 years with the City of El Paso’s Water Utilities Department, and has worked as an engineering consultant in the private sector.