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Thomas Knuckey has been named as Director of Public Works and Utilities. Knuckey has worked for the City of Bremerton for the past 24 years. Prior to his new role, Knuckey held the position of City Engineer for eight years. He also served as Managing Engineer for 12 years and Civil Engineer II for nearly four years. Knuckey has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Saint Martins College and a Washington State Professional Engineer’s License. He previously served as interim director of the department for the past two months. His official appointment will require City Council approval.
In addition to Knuckey’s professional qualifications and proven experience with the City, Mayor Wheeler stated that working with Knuckey these past few months has given him confidence in Knuckey’s ability to lead the Public Works and Utilities department and provide increased oversight.
Ned Lever has also been promoted to City Engineer. Lever has worked for the City of Bremerton for 24 years and brings a depth of experience to the role. For the past eight years, he has held the position of Managing Engineer. Previously, he worked as Project Manager for eight years and as a Civil Engineer III for eight years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Gonzaga University and has a Washington State Professional Engineer’s License.