Front of the Grand Island City hall building.

Mayor Steele Announces the Retirement of Public Works Director John Collins

Front of the Grand Island City hall building.

Mayor Roger Steele announced Public Works Director/City Engineer John Collins gave notice of his retirement. Collins’ employment will run through May
Mayor Steele will be recommending to city council at the regularly scheduled May 24th city council meeting Keith Kurz be appointed as interim Public Works Director/City Engineer.

Collins said, “I’ve enjoyed my time living in Grand Island and working with the city has been a real pleasure. However, it is time for me to retire.”

Mayor Steele said, “I anticipate a seamless transition in leadership will occur with Keith Kurz appointment and the council’s approval. Keith will move forward with a team of dedicated individuals and believe the department’s continued success will not be deterred.”


Kurz currently serves as the Assistant Public Works Director.

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