Public Works Department, City of Lee's Summit, MO
In forty years of public service, Bob Hartnett has worked tirelessly at advancing the profession locally as the Deputy Director of Public Works for the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri. During his tenure, the community's population grew from 16,000 to 100,000. Bob has worked on nearly 100 projects, with over $150 million in public improvements. He has also sought to advance landscape architecture through numerous leadership roles at the state and national levels. His efforts helped pass state title and practice-law legislation. Since 2002, Bob has served on, and is now chair of, the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, and Professional Landscape Architects. He has served on the board of directors for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards and as vice chair for the Missouri Landscape Architectural Council. In 2011, the Prairie Gateway Chapter honored Bob with the Alton Thomas Award, the chapter's highest honor given to an individual for their compelling efforts to enhance the image of landscape architecture. Bob has demonstrated passion for advancing the profession throughout his life and has influenced generations of landscape architects.