Rebecca McDonough Shelton, P.E., F.ASCE, a deputy director for the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources in Georgia, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
She is responsible for a range of water resources engineering programs, including drinking water treatment and distribution and wastewater collection and treatment. Throughout her career she has also been responsible for such programs as public works, stormwater management, and environmental protection. She is passionate about protecting public health by ensuring that drinking water and wastewater systems are properly designed, built, and maintained.
Shelton has been active with ASCE, serving as Georgia Section President and Chair of the Georgia Infrastructure Report Card Committee. She has received several Georgia Section Awards, including the Georgia Section President’s Award and the Georgia Section Civil Engineer of the Year. She also received the Engineer of the Year in Government Award from the Georgia Engineering Alliance. She currently serves on the Committee for America’s Infrastructure and the Public Agency Peer Review Committee.