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Kathlie Jeng-Bulloch Elected to Serve as Public Trustee for 2022-2025
AAWRE is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Kathlie S. Jeng-Bulloch, Ph.D., P.E., CFM, D.WRE, M.ASCE to serve as the Public Trustee for 2022-2025. Dr. Jeng-Bulloch began her service on the AAWRE Board of Trustees on November 3, 2022.
Dr. Jeng-Bulloch is the City Engineer and Director of the Engineering Department at the City of Huntsville, Texas. Prior to her current role, she was in technical, management and leadership positions with the City of Houston, Public Works.
Dr. Jeng-Bulloch is a 1979 graduate of Soochow University, Taiwan with a B.S. in Physics. She received her M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Houston in 1982 and Ph. D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Houston in 2011.
In 1985, after she received her Master’s degree, and had her first child, she started her career with the City of Houston Public Works, Drinking Water Operations as a Graduate Engineer. During 1998 she became Chief Engineer in Drinking Water Operations responsible for Capital Projects, the Water Laboratory, the Water Quality Inspection Team, and the Lake Houston Patrol.
In 2004, Dr. Jeng-Bulloch served as Managing Engineer, Office of City Engineer, Houston Public Works. She was involved in establishing the annual review of the City of Houston Infrastructure Design Manual and participated in its annual update. As Managing Engineer, she is responsible for a group of engineers, technicians and inspectors who perform the review and approval of all design projects in public ways/easements inside the Houston city limits, and the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). Water, wastewater, stormwater, stormwater quality, private utilities and infrastructure were included in this review process.
After 37 years, she retired from the City of Houston on December 14, 2021.
Dr. Jeng-Bulloch became the City Engineer, and the Director of the Engineering Department of the City of Huntsville, Texas on December 15, 2021. She is responsible for all CIP Programs, review, approval, and construction inspection of all design projects inside the City limits and ETJ. Water, wastewater, stormwater, stormwater quality, streets, private utilities, and city owns buildings are included in this review process. She is also responsible for GIS and Survey Divisions activities.
Kathlie worked with the American Council of Engineering Companies, Houston, (ACEC) to establish the allowable LID (Low Impact Development) techniques and assisted in adoption of these LID techniques into the City of Houston Infrastructure Design Manual in 2008. She chaired the 2015 International Low Impact Development Conference held in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Jeng-Bulloch served as an ASCE/EWRI (Environment and Water Resources Institute) Technical Executive Committee member representing the EWRI Standards Development Council. She joined the Urban Drainage Standards Committee in 2005 and is the Chair of this Standards Committee (since 2008) who published ANSI/ASCE/EWRI 12, 13, 14 (2013) Standard Guidelines for Urban Subsurface Drainage. This Standards Committee has also published ANSI/ASCE/EWRI 45, 46, 47 (2017) Standard Guidelines for Urban Stormwater Management Systems, and ANSI/ASCE/EWRI 62, 63, 64 Design of Stormwater Impoundments Guidelines (2017). This Standards Committee is also preparing to publish ASCE/EWRI Urban Drainage Definitions.
Dr. Jeng-Bulloch served (2014-2022) as one of two members who represent EWRI on the ASCE National Codes and Standards Committee. She was elected to be the Vice-Chair of EWRI Member Services ExCom in 2018 and assumed the Chair of Member Services ExCom October of 2020-2022. She was also elected to be a Governing Board Member of ASCE/EWRI October 2020-2022.
She was the Chair (2011-2013) of the EWRI Planning and Management Council and the Chair (2005-2007) of the Water & Environmental Planning and Management Technical Committee who published “The 2005 Assessment of State Water Resources Planning in the United States” in 2006.
She is one of the Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement Standards Committee Members of the Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) of ASCE. The Committee published the ASCE/T&DI/ICPI 68-18 Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement Standard in 2018.
Dr. Jeng-Bulloch is also actively involved with the American Water Works Association (AWWA) PVC Pipes Standards Committee, Fire Hydrant Committee, and Gate & Swing Check Valves Standards Committee. She participates (since 2005) in updating ANSI/AWWA C500, C508, C509, C515, C605, C905, C900, C907, C909, M23, M17 standards, and participated in the 2009 update of AWWA M36, Water Loss Control.
Kathlie is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Chi Epsilon, engineering honor societies. She is also active in the Association of Chinese American Professionals (ACAP), having served as Chair in 2011. She is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and a Certified FloodPlain Manager.
Dr. Jeng-Bulloch is a founding AAWRE Diplomate and has served on the AAWRE Admissions Committee since 2008. She has also participated as a panelist on the AAWRE Panel Exams.
Kathlie stated: "My interest in serving on the AAWRE Board stems from my belief that we as Civil Engineers should strive for excellence in serving our communities through the work we do and the products we develop. I feel that being admitted to AAWRE as a Diplomate embodies that goal. To that end, I have served on the AAWRE Admissions Committee since 2008, giving freely of my time to further the Diplomate program. My service on the Board would further my personal goal of giving back to the community and the profession through service."