Ostrowski is a management consultant who established JOMC in 1999
after more than 30 years in various phases of public works administration at
the state, county and city level. He was Public Works Director in Vancouver,
Washington for 17 years. During that time he also spent time as Acting City
Manager and Interim Executive Director of C-TRAN, the countywide bus system.
He has received numerous awards including APWA Top Ten Public Works Leader of
the Year and has authored and co-authored articles and speeches on public works
and financing issues at conferences and seminars.
In 2006 he returned to C-TRAN again serving as Interim Executive Director from April through December 2006
John is the Institute Administrator and an instructor for the Northwest Public Works Institute. He is an instructor in the Northern California Public Works Institute and has been involved with the Arizona, Southern California, Central California and Sacramento Public Works Institutes. He prepared the Institute Course Guide for APWA.
JOMC provides consulting services in several different areas to assist agencies in providing better public services. Specific areas of specialization are analysis of agency practices and procedures to result in Process Improvement , review of costs and operations in a Performance Review that leads to improved service, review of organizational staffing and allocation as part of an Organizational Review, Rate Studies for water, sewer and drainage utilities and feasibility studies and strategy assistance to help Washington Cities with Annexation. In addition, John Ostrowski has developed the Public Works Administrator Training Course which is taught in Washington and Oregon. He is also the author of Ostrowski's Outlook and numerous other articles as well as his books Everything You Need to Know to Be a Public Works Director and Survive & Thrive, Five Things a Public Servant needs to understand. His books can be purchased from the APWA Bookstore.
John was a member of the Washington State Transportation Audit Board from its inception until it concluded its business in June 2006. The board determined where performance audits were needed in the Department of Transportation and in transportation funded sections of the State Patrol and Department of Licensing.
More information about John Ostrowski can be found in the member profile appearing in the January 2005 edition of the APWA Reporter.