Mayor Ed Pawlowski has named Craig Messinger interim Director of the Department of Public Works in the City of Allentown.
Messinger began full-time employment with the city in the Streets Department in 1989. He became Operations Administrator in the Streets Department in 2000; was promoted to Assistant Streets Superintendent in 2005 and became Streets Superintendent in 2006. He was promoted to Deputy Public Works Director in 2012.
“Craig recently celebrated 25 years with the city,” said Pawlowski. “He has done an excellent job in each step of his promotions along the way. He has proven himself by handling increased responsibility at every turn. I know the Department of Public Works is in excellent hands under his leadership.”
Messinger takes the place of former Director of Public Works Rich Young who left the city last month for a similar job with Northampton County.