Scott Mozier has been named Fresno's new public works director, City Manager Bruce Rudd announced Wednesday.
Mozier has served as public works assistant director since 2006, and began his career with the city in 2002.
"Scott is a great problem solver, and he is highly committed to the city of Fresno," Mayor Ashley Swearengin said. "He is respected by his colleagues, both inside City Hall, as well as throughout California, for his professionalism and expertise on complicated projects like high-speed rail and other major infrastructure projects."
He will be paid $160,000 annually.
Over the past several years, city officials said Mozier has played a key role in securing millions of dollars for major projects, including street improvements to Peach and Willow avenues and the future construction of the Veterans Boulevard interchange at Highway 99.
And as the city's lead contact for California's proposed high-speed rail project, he's been actively involved with engineering aspects of local construction planning, they said.
Mozier received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Davis. He is licensed by the state as a civil and traffic engineer.
Mozier replaces Patrick Wiemiller, who left Fresno to become city administrator in the Santa Barbara County town of Lompoc.
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