Long-time city employee Bill de Wit has been named the new division manager of municipal works.
"I am pleased to welcome Mr. de Wit to this new role with the city," said Norm Levac, General Manager of Infrastructure and Municipal Works. "Mr. de Wit has a wealth of experience in the areas of municipal works and infrastructure, and he is well-suited for this position."
De Wit replaces the recently retired Jean Cousineau. His appointment to the new position took effect on Oct. 8.
A native of the Cornwall area, de Wit has been with the city since 1988, having worked as a Public Works Technologist, Waste Management Coordinator, Water Purification Plant Supervisor and, most recently, Water Distribution and Waste Water Collection Supervisor.
As Municipal Works Division Manager, de Wit will oversee all summer and winter maintenance of the city's road network as well as the water distribution and sewer collection systems. He'll also oversee the Municipal Works vehicle fleet, the Municipal Works yard on Ontario Street and 30 municipal buildings.
"I'm looking forward to serving in this position," said de Wit. "Municipal Works is responsible for many services that are crucial to the day-to-day operation of our city."