A NEW LEADER FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

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Craig_MessingerCraig Messinger has been named interim Director of the Department of Public Works in the City of Allentown by Mayor Ed Pawlowski.

Messinger began working full-time with the city in the Streets Department in 1989, and in 2000, he became Operations Administrator for the Streets Department. He was promoted to Assistant Streets Superintendent in 2005, and became Streets Superintendent in 2006. He was promoted to Deputy Public Works Director in 2012.

“Craig recently celebrated 25 years with the city,” said Pawlowski. “He has done an excellent job in each step of his promotions along the way. He has proven himself by handling increased responsibility at every turn. I know the Department of Public Works is in excellent hands under his leadership.”

Messinger takes the place of former Director of Public Works Rich Young who left the city last month for a similar job in another county.