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civil engineer

Richard Bruce Votapka, American civil engineer award Order of the Elks, 1990; award Cape Canaveral br. Member American Society of Civil Engineers (Engineer of Year award Cape Canaveral branch 1978), American Water Works Association, Florida Rural Water Supply Association.

Background

Votapka, Richard Bruce was born on September 4, 1948 in Queens, New York, United States. Son of Richard William and Pauline Joan (Marshall) Votapka.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Northeastern U., 1971. Registeredprofl. engineer, Florida.

Career

Junior design engineer Bessemer and Lake Erie R.R., Greenville, Pennsylvania, 1971-1972, assistant track supervisor, Butler, Pennsylvania, 1972-1973. Design engineer GHQ, Inc., Merritt Island, Florida, 1973-1975. Acting city engineer, engineer III, City of Vero Beach, Florida, 1975-1977.

Project engineer Beindorf & Associations, Inc., Vero Beach, 1977-1987. Vice president, president Peterson & Votapka, Inc., Vero Beach, 1987-1992. Utilities director City of Sebastian, Florida, 1993.

Councilman, City of Sebastian (Florida), 1981-1983. Trustee Humana Hospital, Sebastian, 1982-1985. Lay leader Sebastian Methodist Church, 1983-1986.

Cubmaster pack 589, Boy Scouts American, 1985-1993. Vice chairman Indian River County Environmental Control Hearing Board, 1985-1988. Vice president Pelican Island Elementary School Parent-Teachers Association, 1985-1986.

Mayor City of Sebastian, Florida, 1988-1990. President Sebastian River Middle Junior High School Parents Association, 1993.87, Distinguished Citizenship award Order of the Elks, 1990.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer, Florida.

Membership

Councilman City of Sebastian, 1981—1983. Trustee Humana Hospital, Sebastian, 1982—1985. Lay leader Sebastian Methodist Church, 1983—1986.

Cubmaster pack 589 Boy Scouts America, 1985—1993. Vice chairman Indian River County Environmental Control Hearing Board, 1985—1988. Vice president Pelican Island Elementary School Parent-Teachers Association, 1985—1986.

Mayor City of Sebastian, Florida, 1988—1990. President Sebastian River Middle Junior High School Parents Association, since 1993. Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (Cape Canaveral Branch Engineer of Year 1978), Florida Rural Water Supply Association, American Water Works Association.

Connections

Married Linda Louise Kauffman, December 9, 1972. Children: Kenneth, Kevin, Keith, Kathryn.

father:
Richard William Votapka

mother:
Pauline Joan (Marshall) Votapka

spouse:
Linda Louise Kauffman

child:
Keith Votapka

child:
Kevin Votapka

child:
Kathryn Votapka

child:
Kenneth Votapka