(Joplin, MO) – Joplin City Manager Nick Edwards is pleased to announce that Dan Johnson has accepted the position of Director of Public Works for the City of Joplin.
Johnson has worked at the City for the past 17 years as an engineer and as assistant director of public works, and most recently as the interim director of public works. Dan has also worked in the private sector as a project manager and estimator. In his new role, he will manage and direct all activities of various city Public Works divisions of operations, transportation, and infrastructure engineering projects including stormwater, wastewater, streets, sidewalks, signals, and bike-pedestrian trail projects, as well as long-range project planning and collaboration among industries, businesses, and leaders within the city and surrounding communities of the immediate region.
Edwards noted as a major distinction Dan’s long-term engineering and leadership experience with the City of Joplin in various supporting roles of project management and development during the tornado recovery assignments.
“The Public Works Department is responsible for complex operations and the City’s infrastructure of roads, signals, and sewers impacts everyone on a daily basis,” says Edwards. “With a diverse array of services, it was important to find a leader that can proactively coordinate short- and long-term plans to improve the livability of the community. Dan’s engineering and leadership experience with the City of Joplin in various supporting roles of project management and development during the tornado recovery assignments demonstrate his commitment to leading improvement. Dan’s extensive history and knowledge of the city and its infrastructure needs is a huge asset to us as we move forward.”
Dan Johnson will begin his new role on Monday, October 3. “I look forward to continuing my service with the City and our community in this new role to help meet the needs of citizens. With the recently adopted Council’s goals and the developed Action Plans, the table is set for ongoing success and development. I am excited with this opportunity to put my talents to work to assist in achieving these goals. During my years with Joplin’s Public Works Department, I have had the opportunity to work with many amazing employees who have demonstrated remarkable skill and determination to get the jobs done for our citizens and businesses. I am proud of the people I work with in Public Works and the rest of the City of Joplin staff, and I look forward to meeting the challenges of the future.”
Tony Robyn, Assistant City Manager
City of Joplin
Lynn Iliff Onstot, Public Information Officer
City of Joplin
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