In the series “meet a member,” we will be highlighting members of the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers. This week, meet Jennifer Lowry, Principal Professional Engineer of City of Minneapolis – Traffic, an MnSPE Member since 2004, and a current MnSPE Board member.
Jennifer is engaged in daily traffic operations including oversight of the Lane Use permitting group, Traffic Safety group, traffic stores, electricians, event permitting, Cartegraph asset management implementation, the sign and paint shop and all other duties, as assigned.
She has been a MnSPE member since 2004. Earlier in her career, MnSPE provided leadership experiences that continue to be valuable in her professional and personal life. She has served on the K-College Outreach, Silent Auction, Legislative Relations, and Strategic Plan Committees in addition to a prior role on the Board from 2010-2014. She remained a member because according to her, the organization is well-run, is full of fun people, has been priceless in helping her maintain a valuable professional network, provides valuable continuing education, and protects the value of her engineering license.
When asked what does having a professional license mean to her, she said:
“Having an engineering license has allowed me to pursue a career path that supports my family and serves my community. It also comes with great responsibility to watch out for the health, safety and welfare of the public regardless of my current job or assignment.”