Lynwood City Manager Jose Ometeotl has moved to fill the senior leadership voids in the city’s Public Works Department.
William “Bill” Stracker will serve as the Interim Public Works Director, temporarily replacing Sal Mendez who resigned this month. Stracker has previously worked with the City as a consultant, and according to the City Manager “knows the team and can hit the ground running”.
Marlene Miyoshi will serve as the Public Works Operations Manager–a position that is currently vacant.. She has prior consultant experience with Lynwood and currently provides services to the City of Bell.
Steve Wright will work on special projects assigned by Stracker and the City Manager. Wright previously served as the City Engineer in Pasadena.
These appointments will provide flexibility, continuity of service and buttress the division as the search for permanent placements begins.
The Department of Public Works is responsible for repairs and maintenance of the City’s water system, sewer system, tree maintenance, streets, storm drains, street lighting, traffic signals, parks, median islands, buildings and related facilities. In addition, it administers the trolley buses, oil recycling, refuse collection and recycling, and street sweeping programs.