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Tomorrow, the City of Pocatello will have a new Public Works Director/City Engineer.
At Thursday’s City Council meeting, the Councilmembers confirmed Mayor Brian Blad’s appointment of Jeffrey Mansfield to the post. Mansfield will step immediately into the role from his current post as Senior Engineer for the City. As Public Works Director/City Engineer, Mansfield is tasked with overseeing operation of the Water, Water Pollution Control (WPC), Sanitation, Streets, Engineering and Science/Environmental Departments.
“I’m excited to continue my work with the team that makes up Public Works for the City of Pocatello,” said Mansfield. “I look forward to helping show the public the good things the Public Works departments are doing in the community.”
Mansfield started at the City in May 2014. Prior to coming to the City of Pocatello, he worked for Keller Associates, Inc. as Project Engineer/Lead Designer. He also served for 23 years in the United States Air Force Reserves as a Civil Engineer/Flight Superintendent. Mansfield’s service included a deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He retired from the Air Force Reserves at the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. Over his career, Mansfield has worked on projects for municipalities across East Idaho including the Cities of Lava Hot Springs, American Falls, and Weston as well as Fremont County. Most recently for the City of Pocatello, Mansfield has been overseeing the improvements to the City’s Wastewater Treatment plant as well as rehabilitation of the Benton Street Overpass.
“Jeffrey is a dedicated employee of the City of Pocatello and is well qualified for the position with his experience in the military and private sectors,” said Mayor Brian Blad. “He has put a lot of thought into the job and has some good ideas on the direction he’d like to see the Public Works Departments move in.”
“During my first few months, I plan to meet with each department and figure out their needs as well as any issues they are currently facing,” Mansfield said. “We’ll also be creating short and long-term plans for each department with a focus on being efficient and effective.”
Mansfield has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Idaho State University and is currently working towards a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University.
For more information on the City’s Public Works Department, visit pocatello.us/436/Public-Works.