Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment of Beverly Watts to serve on the Michigan Infrastructure Council.
The Michigan Infrastructure Council aims to support the owners and operators of Michigan’s vast infrastructure network. The goal of the council is to define a vision for Michigan’s infrastructure that will provide the foundation for sustainability, public and environmental health, economic prosperity, and quality of life.
“Beverly Watts has been an extremely valuable member of my team who has worked tirelessly on behalf of the people of Wayne County to provide them with the level of service they expect and deserve from DPS,” says Warren C. Evans, Wayne County executive.
“Her appointment to the Michigan Infrastructure Council by Gov. Whitmer is an added confirmation of the value Beverly brings to whatever team is fortunate enough to benefit from her perspective and vision.”
Since 2016, Watts has been the director of the Wayne County Department of Public Services, responsible for developing strategic plans for each of the department’s six divisions. In 2018, her department was the first in Michigan to earn accreditation by the American Public Works Association.
She is a native Detroiter and earned her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.