Mayor announces new Public Works Director
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-- Mayor Steve Bach is pleased to announce that the new Public Works Director for the City of Colorado Springs will be Travis Easton. City Council unanimously confirmed Easton for the position on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.
“We are excited to announce the confirmation of Travis to this key leadership position,” said Mayor Bach. “I am confident in Travis’ ability to manage one of our largest and most active City departments.”
Easton joins the City with more than 15 years of private sector civil engineering experience. As a registered professional engineer, he has worked on many public infrastructure projects and has developed good working relationships with all of the adjacent municipalities and jurisdictions. Easton recently served as Mayor of the Town of Monument. Prior to that he served on the Monument Planning Commission and Board of Trustees and was a representative on the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce and the El Paso County Major Thoroughfares Task Force.
“In addition to Travis’ technical expertise, he brings both the leadership and business acumen necessary to transform the way in which the City of Colorado Springs does business,” said Chief of Staff Steve Cox.
The Public Works Director is an at-will executive position that reports to the Chief of Staff and is responsible for management of the public infrastructure within the City in accordance with federal and state regulations and City Code. The Public Works Department is staffed by 209 budgeted employees with a 2014 department budget of $108 million. This position oversees City Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Streets Division and Mountain Metro Transit.
Easton’s approximate start date will be October 1.