FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2015
Public Works appoints Deputy Director and City Engineer, strengthens leadership team
The City of Kansas City, Missouri is pleased to announce two new appointments in the Public Works Department; Ralph Davis has been appointed to the position of Public Works Deputy Director and Jeff Martin has been appointed to the position of City Engineer. Davis, formerly City Engineer, was named Deputy Director of Public Works in late May. Martin was promoted to City Engineer in mid-June.
“We’re very fortunate to have a wealth of experience within our department,” said Public Works Director Sherri McIntyre. “Ralph and Jeff have been actively involved in major operations in Public Works for decades, and the two of them bring to the table both operational knowledge and a real focus on improving and maintaining Kansas City.”
Davis served as City Engineer for three years prior to being named Deputy Director. The Southern Illinois University graduate has worked for the City for twenty-one years, working on storm drainage and street design and sidewalk projects before serving as a project manager and administrator in Public Works and the City Manager’s Office for more than a decade. Davis has worked on a range of high-profile projects throughout the City, including the construction of the Sprint Center and the restoration of the Power and Light District. In addition to day-to-day oversight and management services, Davis is a project team lead on the Downtown Streetcar project.
Over Martin’s eighteen years with the City, he has worked on numerous street improvement projects as well as developing and implementing quality control processes and construction standards followed on both City and private construction projects. As an Assistant City Engineer in charge of neighborhood projects, he oversaw sidewalk, street preservation and neighborhood-specific projects throughout the City.
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