Press Release: MDC’s Susan Negrelli Recognized By Construction Industry

MDC Director of Engineering receives Public Owner of the Year Award
For Immediate Release

October 19, 2022
Press Release

(HARTFORD, CT) The Metropolitan District’s (MDC) Susan Negrelli, was recently named a recipient of the 2022 Public Owner of the Year Award by the Associated General Contractors of Connecticut (AGC CT).  Negrelli, the MDC’s Director of Engineering & Planning, was recognized was presented with the award at the AGC CT’s Industry Recognition Awards event held on October 13.

AGC/CT is the building division of the Connecticut Construction Industry Association, representing commercial, industrial, and institutional construction contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and professionals serving the Connecticut construction industry. The Industry Recognition Awards are presented annually to honor industry leaders who have earned special distinction for their contributions to the construction industry.  The Public Owner of the Year award to goes to municipalities or government agencies.

As Director of Engineering & Planning for the past eight years, Negrelli oversees planning, design and construction of capital improvement and clean water projects; technical services; and supplier diversity.  The MDC’s annual capital improvement spend is approximately $80-95M.  In addition to capital projects, Ms. Negrelli has directed the implementation of the over $2 billion Clean Water Project, including the over $500M South Hartford Conveyance & Storage Tunnel project, which has been in construction for the past six years and is one of the largest construction projects in all of New England. Negrelli has been an MDC employee for over twenty-five years and remains involved in local, regional and national professional industry associations.

“Susan has played a vital role in the MDC’s commitment to improve the water and sewer infrastructure for the towns we serve. Whether it’s overseeing the capital investment of over ten miles of water main every year or the massive undertaking of the Clean Water Project, Susan has kept us moving forward”, stated MDC CEO Scott Jellison.