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Public Works

Our Mission
Manage the city's transportation, stormwater, and solid waste systems to enhance the quality of life for the Gainesville community.

Our Leadership
Teresa Scott, P.E.
Public Works Director

Philip Mann, P.E.
Assistant Director
Jerry Hansen
Operations Manager
Steve Joplin
Solid Waste Manager
Debbie Leistner
Planning Manager 
Matt Weisman, P.E.
Acting Traffic Operations Manager
Chantel Thomas
Office Manager

Our Team
Public Works is comprised of six divisions: Administrative Services, Engineering Services, Operations, Solid Waste, Traffic Operations, and Planning. In addition, RTS - while functioning as a separate department - works closely with Public Works.

Our Awards and Recognitions
Several award winning programs are provided by the department, including the Clean Water Partnership, which is jointly funded by the City of Gainesville, Alachua County and the Florida Department of Transportation and the Traffic Management System, jointly funded by the City of Gainesville, Alachua County, University of Florida and the Florida Department of Transportation.

Our Affiliations
Public Works achieved national accreditation from the American Public Works Association (APWA) in December 2007 with several individual practices and two chapters, the Emergency Management and Strategic Planning chapters, receiving Best Management Practice designations. The department successfully completed reaccreditation in January 2012.

Our Home
In September 2010, several Public Works divisions moved into the newly completed Public Works Administration Building located at 405 NW 39th Avenue. The building houses the award-winning Traffic Management Center. The building was certified LEED Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council in December 2011 and is built to CAT 5 standards in order to function as the department's Emergency Operations Center. See photos of our Administration Building here.

Last updated August 5, 2013

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Public Works Center
405 NW 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
Mailing Address:
PO Box 490, Station 58
Gainesville, FL 32627-0490
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