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McCaffery Named Director of Public Works

Post Date:07/10/2018 3:56 PM

The City of Abilene is pleased to announce that Greg McCaffery has been named the new Director of Public Works effective as of Monday, July 9, 2018. 

“Greg has broad experience in public works,” said City Manager Robert Hanna. “I think he will bring a cross-discipline perspective to Abilene.” 

McCaffery has been a licensed professional engineer for over 20 years and has been in the public works field for over 35 years including, Director of Public Works of Columbus, Nebraska, Director of Municipal Services of Junction City, Kansas, and the Director of Public Service for the City of Inkster, Michigan.  He has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, a Bachelor of Building Construction Management from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, and he is active in several professional associations to include: American Public Works Association, American Water Works Association, Water Environment Federation and Solid Waste Association of North America.  McCaffery is currently licensed in Michigan, Kansas and Nebraska.  

McCaffery is third generation in the field of public works, as his father was a public works Director of various communities for over 30 years and his grandfather was also involved within public works construction.  He was raised and spent much of his professional career in and around metro-Detroit.  McCaffery is married to his wife Jacque and they have five children, Justin, Kevin, Dynah, Meriah and Leah. 

“I am excited for the opportunity to work with the Abilene City Council, Administration and Public Works staff in optimizing the City's street improvement program as well as working through the various challenges of continuing to maintain and improve this network system,” said McCaffery.  “With the new Street Maintenance Funding and Advisory Board launch; it is an exciting time to be involved within the City's Public Works Department.  I am also looking forward to working with the Stormwater and Solid Waste staff to continue enhancing their operations.” 

McCaffery’s appointment comes as previous Director of Public Works, Michael Rice, was appointed to Assistant City Manager in April.  

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