Tyler Receives Clinton School of Public Service Award
Randy Gehl, Public Information Officer
May 7, 2020 -- For Immediate Release
DUBUQUE, Iowa – The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service has announced City of Dubuque Transportation Services Director Renee Tyler as the recipient of the school’s 2020 Public Service Award.
The award is given to an online student who has demonstrated excellence in public service during their time at the Clinton School. Tyler was selected for her capstone project which analyzed The Jule’s 2016 public transportation fare policy for school-age children. Academic Dean Susan Hoffpauir stated, “Renee looked at how certain policies in public transportation negatively affect minority and under-resourced communities, and she was always a cheerleader for her class.”
Tyler recently graduated from the Clinton School with an Executive Master of Public Service (EMPS) degree and was selected as the EMPS student speaker for the school’s virtual 2020 commencement ceremony which also featured remarks from President Bill Clinton and award-winning journalist, television news anchor, and author Wolf Blitzer. According to the Clinton School, the EMPS online program is a first-of-its-kind and teaches students to build stronger communities by understanding, engaging, and transforming complex systems to ensure equity and create positive social change.
As director of transportation services, Tyler is responsible for the operation of The Jule, Dubuque’s public transit system with fixed-route bus service and door-to-door paratransit mini-bus service, and management of the city’s parking system, including public ramps, lots, and parking meters. She serves as project manager for the department, coordinates vehicle and major equipment purchases, analyzes ridership and route performance, manages and maintains all parking facilities/assets and enforcement activities, controls and administers budgets for the transit and parking activities, and is responsible for departmental marketing programs and activities.
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