Westminster names Andrews to lead Public Works and Utilities
(Oct 09, 2013)
The City of Westminster has hired Jody Andrews as its new director of Public Works and Utilities. Andrews, formerly deputy city manager for Vancouver, British Columbia, will begin duties on Nov. 4.
Andrews replaces Mike Smith, who retired in October after six years with Westminster and more than 35 years in public sector utility management.
“Jody Andrews is a great collaborator, and he believes in the strength of teams working together to achieve strategic objectives,” said Westminster City Manager Brent McFall. “I am convinced that he will be a great fit in our organization.”
Andrews is a civil engineer with nearly 25 years of experience directing large public works projects and municipal organizations. During his years with Vancouver he served as assistant city engineer and as project manager for the construction of the Olympic Village for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Most recently Andrews served three years in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, leading the design and construction of a new capital city for 370,000 residents.
Westminster’s Department of Public Works and Utilities is nationally recognized for its innovation and quality services. The department has more than 130 employees and provides water and wastewater treatment; infrastructure improvement, maintenance and design; street operations, including snow removal and street repair; and water right acquisition, conservation and reclamation.