The Strategic Partnerships Inc. (SPI) consulting team and the clients they serve will all benefit from Clarence Wittwer’s 30-plus years of experience within the public sector. He also brings extensive expertise in the areas of water and public works.
As a utilities and public works director, Clarence provided direction for teams ranging in size from a dozen staff to 800, managed budgets from $3 million to $165 million annually, and led numerous divisions in municipal government.
He has impressive expertise gained from working in the areas of water; wastewater treatment; distribution; environmental services; fleet; facilities; streets; drainage; budget; administrative; right of way maintenance; solid waste; parks; and more.
Clarence retired as director of public works for the city of Pearland in March 2021. Prior to this, he served the city of Houston Wastewater Operations Section for almost nine years in various roles including that of assistant director. Earlier in his career, he held positions with the cities of El Lago, Seabrook, Alvin, and South Houston.
Until recently, Clarence served on the board of directors of the Gulf Coast Water Authority. In addition, he is an EnviroMentor for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Clarence currently chairs the Membership Committee for the Water Environment Association of Texas, is vice president of the Texas Water Utilities Association at the state level, and serves on the Parks Board for the city of Alvin.
Nationally, he serves on the American Water Works Association Pump Standards Committee, the American Public Works Association Engineering & Technology Committee, and the Advisory Board of The Atlas for Cities.
Clarence earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and water professional certification from Texas A&M University.