ASCE has honored Gregory E. DiLoreto, P.E., P.L.S., D.WRE, Pres.13.ASCE, with the 2017 William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award for his steadfast service as ASCE President during release of the 2013 Report Card on America’s Infrastructure; his chairing of the 2017 Report Card; and his tireless public advocacy for solutions to the nation’s infrastructure investment gap, including sustainable infrastructure.
DiLoreto retired in 2013 after 14 years as the chief executive officer of the Tualatin Valley Water District, located in metropolitan Portland, OR. He worked in the public works field for 37 years, 17 years of those as a public works director/city engineer.
From 2009 to 2013 DiLoreto was president of the Special Districts Association of Oregon. He served as a director on the ASCE Board of Direction from 2004 to 2006 and then as Society president in 2013. He has received the 1986 ASCE Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award, the 1995 ASCE Oregon Section Outstanding Civil Engineer Award, and the 2005 ASCE Government Engineer of the Year Award. In 2003, he was inducted into the Oregon State University Academy of Distinguished Engineers.
DiLoreto now serves as chair of ASCE’s Committee on America’s Infrastructure, responsible for the well-known Report Card, which assesses U.S. infrastructure across 16 categories using the familiar format of a school report card. He is also the chair of the board of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.
He holds a B.S. degree in civil engineering from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in public administration from Portland State University. He is registered as a civil and environmental engineer and a professional land surveyor in Oregon.
The William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award recognizes individuals or groups of individuals who are members of ASCE and who have made continuing efforts to promote appreciation for the history, tradition, developments, and technical and professional activities of the Society.