Ms. Richards is the program coordinator for the Iowa Statewide Urban Designs and Specifications (SUDAS) Program. She handles the technical editing of the SUDAS manuals, assists with SUDAS-related research, and coordinates/facilitates meetings, communication, and collaboration between board members, committee members, and various SUDAS users. Ms. Richards has nearly 20 years of experience in urban public works activities. Along with the rest of the SUDAS staff, Ms. Richards is working on the development of an Iowa Public Works Service Bureau. In addition, Ms. Richards is an active member in the American Public Works Association and is currently serving on the Iowa Chapter Board as Secretary and Treasurer.