City Appoints Public Works Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Teresa M. Lee, or (334) 595-0102

July 1, 2014

 

At tonight's City Council meeting, City Councilors unanimously voted to appoint Randall Lucas as the City's first Public Works Director.

The City began looking at the consolidation of departments in early 2013. After several months of evaluation and putting together several proposals, the Prattville City Council evaluated each potential course of action and decided to move forward with the appointment of a Public Works Director. Our Councilors, Mayor and City staff were all involved in the hiring process, which culminated in tonight's appointment.

As the Public Works Director, Randall Lucas will oversee the Urban Management, Facilities Maintenance, Vehicle Maintenance, Sanitation and Wastewater Departments. These departments will now be divisions under Public Works.

"Our Public Works Department is very crucial to our quality of life in the City of Prattville," stated Mayor Bill Gillespie, Jr. "Sometimes these departments are not in the forefront of our minds, but they have a very large impact on our lives. We look forward to working with Randall Lucas in continuing the process of streamlining these divisions and making them more efficient, with an ultimate goal of them being a model for other municipalities to follow."

Randall Lucas comes to us from the United States Air Force. He is currently the Operations Flight Commander of the 23d Civil Engineer Squadron at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia. Lucas leads a flight of more than 160 military and civilian members providing operation maintenance support to a population of 28,000 active duty, retired military and family members. Randall has achieved many awards and decorations in his military career.

Randall was born in Chilton County, Alabama near Montevallo. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

"I look forward to taking the experience I have developed in the Air Force, and joining it with this outstanding group of people, leading Prattville into our future," said Randall Lucas, City of Prattville Public Works Director.

Randall is retiring from the Air Force after 27 years of service and is scheduled to begin work with the City on August 18th. Please join us in welcoming Mr. Lucas to Team Prattville!

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