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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Carl Brooks hired to fill Public Works Director/City Engineer role

Carl Brooks - Public Works Director/City Engineer

The City of Harrisonville is excited to announce the hiring of Carl Brooks as Public Works Director/City Engineer.

The decision to hire Brooks was made following a series of lengthy interviews with City Department Heads and Public Works Superintendents. He will enter his new position on July 21, 2020.

Brooks brings with him nearly 20 years of local-government experience, to go along with a total of nearly 30 years of civil engineering experience. Carl has strong local ties, as he has served as the Public Works Director/City Engineer for the City of Peculiar since 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology from Southern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

For over 20 years, the City of Harrisonville has partnered with a contracted individual to oversee a wide variety of community improvement projects and planning. These duties will primarily be transitioned to Brooks, but a partnership with the current service will continue to share knowledge and expertise with the City on an as-needed basis.

During his time in Peculiar, Brooks has overseen several complex engineering and public works projects, involving water, sewer, storm water, street, environmental, and several other areas of expertise. A key piece in the success of those projects was Carl’s ability to obtain financing from major state and national agencies. Throughout his career Brooks has successfully obtained more than $10 million in grants from agencies like the Missouri Department of Transportation, Metro Area Regional Council, Missouri Department of Revenue and FEMA. 

Brooks says he looks forward to working as a strategic piece of the success of the Harrisonville community and hopes to lead the City’s Public Works Department to become an APWA Accredited Public Works Agency.

Before serving the City of Peculiar, Brooks spent time serving the communities of Kirksville, MO and Lees Summit, MO, and spent nearly eight years working at Black & Veatch. 

We are excited about the experience and leadership that Carl will bring to our community and look forward to the many ways that he will contribute to the continued growth and development of Harrisonville.

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