Latest News

New Member Spotlight

October 15, 2021

New Member Spotlight

Name: Connor Fortune               
Age: 32
Employed with: Alliant Engineering
Number of years employed with current organization: 2
Past employment: HNTB, HZ United
Years active in APWA/MN Chapter:
LinkedIn Profile URL (if applicable):  https://www.linkedin.com/in/connorfortune/
Originally from: St. Paul, MN
Family: Wife, Suzanne; Dog, Fiona (Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier)
Most challenging Public Works project you have been involved with: Orange Line BRT - 494 Underpass between Richfield and Bloomington. Had to re-route the existing MnDOT 54" RCP trunkline around the tunnel, and figure out how to provide positive drainage and treatment while dancing around the 42" PCCP watermain that supplies Bloomington and connects along a similar alignment to the tunnel.
Most enjoyable Public Works project you have been involved with:  Honestly Orange Line BRT. Everyone I had to coordinate with was great and very helpful.
Favorite Movie: About Time, Inside Out, Up, Black Widow, LOTR Trilogy, Back to the Future Trilogy, Indiana Jones
Favorite Musical Artist/Group: Delta Rae
Favorite Restaurant: Too many - Bar La Grassa, Martina, Revival
Favorite Vacation you’ve been on: Hard to pick, but visiting Club 33 at Disneyland a few times is definitely up there.
Hobbies/Extra-curricular activities: Competitive Beach Volleyball (2v2), Photography, Guitar/Music, many others.
At some point in my life I would most like to: Learn to fly a plane/get my pilot's license. Also, have a family and raise children.
Is there something about you that we would find surprising (e.g., are you a pilot, do you volunteer as a clown, are you a master gardener, etc.)? I am fluent (but very out of practice) in German and used to attend and work at a German Language Village summer camp outside of Bemidji, MN.
Words of wisdom to share with the membership: It's much better to respond to a question with "I don't know, but I can figure it out" than to fudge up an answer to save face. Asking questions is the best way to learn.

APWA-MN Chapter, PO Box 46266, Eden Prairie, MN 55344-9712 | 1-888-407-2650 | Copyright © 2021 | Privacy Policy | Site Credits | Site Map