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Kansas City Missouri Public Works Director retires after 30 years of public service

Sherri McIntyre, the City of Kansas City Missouri’s Public Works Director for the last eight years, is retiring after a total 18 years with the City.

McIntyre started her career in 1986 at the Missouri Department of Transportation, where she worked for over 10 years on transportation and infrastructure projects in the Kansas City region. McIntyre joined KCMO Public Works from 1997-2005, followed by a few years in the private sector working in engineering and project management.

McIntyre rejoined KCMO in 2010, as an Assistant City Manager and later became Director of Public Works.

Under McIntyre’s leadership, the KCMO Public Works Department celebrates many achievements over the last decade:

  • Successfully launched the Kansas City Downtown Streetcar

  • Earned American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation in 2018

  • Developed an entirely new GO KC Sidewalk Program after the passage of the voter-approved GO Bonds in 2017

  • Installed several Complete Streets Projects, including the region’s first parking protected bike lane on Armour Boulevard

  • Instituted more efficient operations, including the money and time-saving Design-Build construction project method

  • Built dozens of projects citywide — from new bridges to repaired roadways to crucial neighborhood infrastructure projects

“KCMO and the Kansas City region have benefitted greatly from Sherri’s work and leadership over the last three decades,” said Interim City Manager Earnest Rouse. “Her impact on our City and the way residents move around will be felt for many years to come.”

McIntyre’s last day with KCMO is April 30.

Rouse is appointing Deputy Director Ralph Davis to serve as Acting Public Works Director and Associate Director of Multimodal Transportation Jason Waldron to serve as Acting Deputy Director. Both appointments are effective May 1.

Davis has experience as a bridge engineer and project manager in addition to his role as deputy director. He has been with the City for 25 years. Waldron oversees KC Streetcar operations and expansion efforts, the scooter and e-bike program, parking operations and coordination services. He has 24 years of experience as a project manager and engineer and has been with the City for six years.

The KCMO Public Works Department is comprised of 280 employees who design, build and maintain our roads, bridges, sidewalks, bike lanes, streetlights, traffic signals and signs, and parking infrastructure.

For media inquiries, please contact the Public Works Public Information Officer,Maggie Green, at 816-513-2612.


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