Safety Ambassador

Tony Miano;

I have 36 years in the public sector recently retiring from the city of Phoenix as the Interim Assistant Public Works Director. I currently hold the position of Deputy Public Works Director- Field Operations for the city of Tempe.  I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Occupational Education from Wayland Baptist University, graduating Cum Laude.

Over the last 15 years, safety and accident reduction strategies has become a viable way to manage and lead organizations into a strong safety culture.  Most recently I have been appointed as the Arizona SWANA Safety Ambassador for 2016.

 As the first Safety Ambassador I wanted to set some goals and build a foundation that will set the stage for growth and build a statewide safety program that we ALL can be proud of.  As I accepted this position I wanted to take the same approach as I did in the past with the state road-e-o, and build a committee of likeminded people in our industry.  I was very fortunate to have a great team volunteer as they are your 2016 committee members; Ramando Sapien – Mesa, Matt Morales & Jeff Ely- Flagstaff, David Tavares- Tempe, Torrance McDonald – Phoenix, Richard Martinez- Gilbert are all visionaries and their approach to safety has made my job exciting and rewarding.


The goals that have been set for 2016 are:

Build a committee and open communication within our state.

Be a conduit between SWANA National and AZ Chapter on safety issues.

Present and participate in the 2016 Safety Summit at Waste Con.

Online monthly safety messages from committee members 

Quarterly Safety & Compliance Workshop(s)


Thank you all and be safe!


Tony Miano

Deputy Public Works Director
Field Operations
Parks/Golf/Diablo Stadium/Fleet Service/Solid Waste Service
55 S Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281