Shrewsbury seeks new DPW director

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Shrewsbury seeks new DPW director
Shrewsbury Water and Sewer Superintendent Dan Rowley (left) and DPW Director Jeff Howland in front of solar arrays at the town’s water treatment plant
Photo/Melanie Petrucci

SHREWSBURY – On the February edition of “Ask the Manager,” Town Manager Kevin Mizikar announced that Director of Public Works Jeff Howland has left his role.

The Community Advocate later confirmed the news with the town. Howland’s last day was Feb. 2.

Howland had worked in Shrewsbury for over 10 years. He spent five years as Town Engineer before becoming Director of Public Works in 2018. Prior to working in town government, Howland spent 12 years working for Worcester-based Graves Engineering Inc., according to his LinkedIn page.

“[Howland] did a really good job of helping form that department as an organization, and with his departure we’ll be able to look to build on that success and continue to modernize and proactively manage our infrastructure,” Mizikar said on “Ask the Manager.”

The town has posted the Director of Public Works position. Mizikar indicated during “Ask the Manager” that he is confident the town will be able to fill the role in the first application cycle.

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