Former Director of the Public Works Project for the State of Washington
Nancy Connery has a long professional history in public works. Among other things, she served as director of the Public Works Project for the State of Washington, which led to the creation of the Public Works Trust Fund in 1984. In 1985, she was named executive director of the National Council of Public Works Improvement, a joint Presidential/Congressional study commission on the nation’s infrastructure. Afterwards, she has served on various boards and commissions at the National Academies, the Executive Committee of the Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems at New York University, the Advisory Board of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at Harvard Kennedy School, and as a member (appointed by the Senate Majority Leader) of the Amtrak Reform Council, a financial oversight panel created by the U.S. Congress.