FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2011
Arvada, CO……On August 1, 2011, the City of Arvada Public Works and Utilities
Department will become two separate departments: the Public Works Department and the
Bob Manwaring and Jim Sullivan have held the Deputy Director of Public Works and
Deputy Director of Utilities positions respectively, and will be promoted to the director
positions in each department.
City Manager Craig G. Kocian, who is retiring on September 30, said, “Bob Manwaring
and Jim Sullivan have each proven their capabilities during their tenure with the City.
They have my full faith and confidence that they will bring considerable wisdom and
skill to their new roles as department directors”.
Manwaring has been at the City for twelve years and, among other duties, is currently
acting as the City’s liaison for construction of the $550 million Gold Line commuter rail
project – a corridor on RTD’s FasTracks program.
Manwaring is a registered professional engineer in the State of Colorado. He received a
BSCE from Colorado State University and an MSCE from the University of Colorado.
Jim Sullivan has been employed by the City of Arvada for 31 years, with the past
14 years as the Deputy Director of Utilities. Sullivan developed and managed the
City’s response plan to the 2002 drought and was instrumental in the development of
Stormwater Utility programs.
Sullivan is a registered Professional Engineer with the State of Colorado, with an
M. B. A. from the University of Colorado at Denver and a B. S. in Geological
Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.