AKRON, Ohio – The city of Akron is conducting a national search for its next city engineer following the retirement of James (Jim) Hewitt.
Mark Moore, the engineering bureau’s construction division manager, has been appointed interim city engineer while the city conducts its search. Position responsibilities include overseeing all engineering bureau divisions and planning and directing the design and construction of all municipal infrastructure, such as streets, sewers, bridges, public buildings, parks, sidewalks and other projects.
The city is aiming to fill the role within 90 days.
“I want to thank Jim Hewitt for his 30 years of dedicated service to our city, including the last seven as city engineer,” Mayor Horrigan said in a release. “As we look to our city’s next chapter, I will be seeking to appoint a city engineer who has the highest level of engineering expertise and an appreciation for the very real impact that construction has on neighborhoods, taxpayers, motorists, and workers. From the large scale improvements being made downtown, to the renewed investment in repaving in our neighborhood streets, to our efforts to correct our combined sewers—this position is key to my vision to achieve growth with equity, across the city.”
During Hewitt’s tenure, he won several awards at the state and national level for his work. One of his most notable achievements was the creation of the Akron Utility Intern program in 2006. The program, which operates in partnership with the Akron Public Schools, offers hands-on experience for high school students interested in working in the utility profession.
“I have been blessed with a ‘journey of a lifetime’ working for the city, and have thoroughly enjoyed serving the great citizens of Akron,” Hewitt said in the release. “Throughout my tenure with the city of Akron, I have worked on many great projects including Canal Park Stadium, Firestone Stadium, numerous parking decks, Mud Run Golf Course, Northwest Community Center, Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel, numerous sewer projects and many others. I am proud to call the city of Akron home and will miss working with the extraordinary employees here.”
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