Shannon Monahan’s responsibilities are seemingly endless in the City of Winter Park. Here are just a few: monitoring the flow of stormwater, ensuring compliance with water quality treatment, managing stormwater infrastructure projects and implementing the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. She essentially oversees all the water that flows onto and away from homes and businesses.

If you haven’t guessed by now, Monahan is an Engineer in the Public Works and Transportation Department. She graduated from the University of Central Florida (UCF) with a Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering in 2021. She is a Director of Engineering Services for the Lake Cane Restoration Society, where she supports the “Lake in a Box” program for 7-plus freshwater lakes. This responsibility involves managing real-time sensors and weather stations for data collection of the lakes, collecting and analyzing water quality and weather data for the public, and designing and implementing systems to track expenses and maintenance.

Shannon has also received the Marissa L. Williams Young Professional Award from the Florida Lakes Management Society. (To access the interview with Monahan, click on the image above.)

Sheila DeCiccio is the Vice Mayor of Winter Park.