Peoria welcomes new public works director

Kevin Burke
Public Works Director

After four years of service to the city, Peoria Public Works Director Stuart Kent announced his retirement effective July 5. Kevin Burke will replace Kent as the new public works director beginning Aug. 20.
“After a thorough national recruitment to fill this position, I am pleased to welcome Kevin Burke as our next public works director,” Peoria City Manager Jeff Tyne said. “He is a strong, sincere professional with a vast amount of municipal leadership experience.”
Over the last 24 years, Burke has served in several high-level public sector positions. For the last 10 years, Burke was the town manager for the town of Paradise Valley and city manager for the city of Flagstaff. In his current capacity in Paradise Valley, he is responsible for a $54 million operating budget, 91 employees and ensuring the timely delivery of police, public works, community development, engineering and all internal services, such as information technology, human resources and budget and finance. He has experience in strategic planning, budgeting, economic development, fleet, facilities, utilities and street maintenance planning with an appreciation for the importance of building and maintaining high-performing teams.
“I am extremely excited to join the Peoria team. Its reputation as an outstanding, professional organization that solves challenges collaboratively was very appealing,” Burke said.
Additionally, Burke’s involvement in the profession includes serving on the ICMA Strategic Planning Committee, the Board of Directors for the Arizona City/County Management Association and Maricopa Association of Government committees. He was also a cofounder of the Boys & Girls Club of Flagstaff. He received a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science from the University of Colorado.

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