The City of Muskogee has hired a new public works director.
Greg Riley, who has more than 25 years of experience in operations, engineering, program development and management, replaces former Public Works Director Mike Stewart, who was recently promoted to Assistant City Manager. Stewart held the position for more than 16 years.
Riley’s most recent position was Director of Operations for the City of Ft. Smith. He was responsible for 500 miles of roadway, drainage, covered maintenance, construction and traffic. Prior to that, he was the Senior Project Engineer where he was responsible for projects from cradle to grave including working with consultants, purchasing right-of-way and relocating utilities and completing construction through contracts.
“Greg brings an impressive background and hands-on experience to head our Public Works Department,” stated City Manager Mike Miller. “With his background in civil engineering, he will make a great manager for our public works team, and we are looking forward to the new insights and leadership he will bring to the table.”
The Public Works Department is responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of all public infrastructure and public right-of-way, as well as environmental programs, in Muskogee.
Riley will help direct the city’s efforts to address and sustain an aging infrastructure while maintaining the city’s high standards of preservation and sensible development, according to Miller.
“I am committed to providing the highest level of service possible,” stated Riley. “I have had the good fortune of working with similar agencies, which gives me a unique perspective of the issues and the community expectations that come with an older, but growing City.”
Riley possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Arkansas. Greg and his wife Eva, have five children.