HDR’s Scott Goforth Honored with American Public Works Association Young Leader Award

Scott Goforth

HDR’s Daniel “Scott” Goforth, P.E., a transportation project manager based in St. Louis, Missouri, has received the Myron Calkins Young Leader Award from the American Public Works Association. This award recognizes and encourages young APWA members who have demonstrated an initial commitment to the profession and association and show potential for future growth. 

For the past five years, Goforth has been a major part of growing APWA Missouri chapter’s Young Professionals committee as well as the entire chapter. Goforth developed the committee as a path for young professionals to grow their careers in the Missouri chapter as well as the engineering community. Due to his leadership, the chapter’s membership numbers are at record highs as the majority of new members are young professional engineers.

“It is an honor to receive the Myron Calkins award and I look forward to working with the APWA Missouri chapter leadership to continue developing and growing the Young Professionals Committee,” said Goforth. “It was the direction given by the executive committee and motivation of our young professionals that made this a success!”

Goforth holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology. He has 12 years of experience working in the transportation infrastructure industry. He serves as an experienced highway engineer and project manager, and is skilled in trail, American Disability Act, roadway, and stormwater drainage design. His experience ranges from transportation improvement projects for municipal streets to large, multidiscipline highway projects with construction costs ranging from $0.5 million to $20 million. Recent examples are the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Route 100 Rehabilitation and Route 109 Widening & Roundabout projects.

“Scott is an outstanding example of the impact young professionals can have in developing a great idea into an even better result,” said Brent Felker, HDR group president, Transportation. “We want to congratulate him on this well-deserved honor and encourage others to get involved and leave their own mark.”

About HDR's Transportation Experience

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