BROWNSVILLE, Texas (September 18, 2019) –Brownsville City Manager Noel Bernal announced on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, the selection of Armando Gutierrez, Jr. to the position of Engineering & Public Works Director of the City of Brownsville effective Monday, September 23, 2019.
Gutierrez will oversee the City’s newly combined Engineering and Public Works Departments to implement systems, operational plans, and policies to improve city services by efficiently and effectively allocating resources. The Engineering & Public Works Department will aim to execute capital projects for improvements to City infrastructure, with an emphasis on streets and drainage.
Gutierrez most recently served as Director of Public Works for the City of Port Arthur, Texas in the Beaumont-Port Arthur metropolitan area. He has over 30 years of experience in engineering, public works, project management, utilities, and various aspects of development. Gutierrez earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and holds certifications as a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) and Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM).
Gutierrez has overseen such projects such as the Hurricane Harvey Disaster Recovery and Damage Assessment for the City of Port Arthur in addition to the development of a 20-year street improvement plan in 2017, and the completion of the City of Kingsville Comprehensive Plan in 2008.
“I would like to thank the City Manager, Mr. Bernal and all the staff members of the city for the opportunity extended to me to serve the great City of Brownsville,” said Armando Gutierrez. “I look forward to serving all the citizens of Brownsville with great honor.”
“We are thrilled to have Armando Gutierrez on board. His vast knowledge and management experience will serve the organization well in the highly-technical areas he is tasked with leading,” City Manager Noel Bernal. “His leadership skills in training and mentoring staff will also positively contribute to our organizational culture and enhance our mission to serve the residents of Brownsville.”