At the May 16th Bellevue City Council Meeting, Mayor Rusty Hike and the Bellevue City Council designated the week of May 21-27, 2023 as National Public Works Week and urged all citizens to join with representatives of the American Public Works Association and government agencies in activities, events, and ceremonies designed to pay tribute to our public works professionals, engineers, managers, and employees and to recognize the substantial contributions they make to protecting our national health, safety, and quality of life.
The City of Bellevue's Public Works Department is made up of approximately 150 public works professionals who focus every day on the infrastructure, facilities and services that are of vital importance to sustainable and resilient communities and to the public health, high quality of life and well-being of the people of Bellevue.
We are blessed with a quality Public Works Department under the leadership of new Director David Goedeken who was on hand to thank the city for this designation and to thank his Superintendents and crews for all the work they do to keep Bellevue functioning at a high level.
Mr. Goedeken was joined at the meeting to accept the proclamation by his leadership team of City Engineer Matt Knight, Facility Maintenance Superintendent Tracy Niemier, Fleet Maintenance Superintendent Todd Jarosz, Assistant Street Superintendent Dave Earnest and Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation Jim Shada. Wastewater and Solid Waste Superintendent Epiphany Ramos and Street Superintendent Bobby Riggs were unable to attend due to other commitments, but Mr. Goedeken pointed them out as well in his remarks of thanks to the City Council and his entire department.