Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced today that effective Mon., Oct. 5, Robert W. Kaczorowski has been appointed acting director of the Department of Public Works (DPW). Mr. Kaczorowski has served as DPW deputy director, under former Director Guy Costa, since Sept. of 2000, and has worked for the department for 25 years.
"For several years, I've had the pleasure to witness Mr. Kaczorowski's interactions with employees and residents, and am impressed with his leadership abilities and the amount of respect he has earned," Ravenstahl said. "Mr. Kaczorowski is a hard worker, a team player, and I am confident in his ability to get the job done."
Mr. Kaczorowski is eager to make improvements in the department which include expanding employees' capabilities through cross-training in order to complete more capital improvement projects.
"By investing in employee training, we can eliminate much of the in-house work that we currently contract out for, stretching out capital funding to get more projects done for our neighborhoods," said Kaczorowski. "In addition, I hope to help foster an even stronger partnership with community groups, athletic associations and volunteers who want to help to keep their neighborhoods clean and maintained."
Mr. Kaczorowski has more than 20 years of management experience. Besides working for the DPW, he has served as administrative manager for the Pittsburgh Parking Authority, director of public works for the Borough of Crafton, and as a supervisor in various capacities for the City.
Kaczorowski graduated Summa cum Laude from Point Park College with a B.S. in public administration. He also has an associate degree in business management from Robert Morris College.
Rob and his wife, Susan, live in the Crafton Heights neighborhood of Pittsburgh and are the proud parents of two daughters.
Guy Costa submitted his resignation, effective October 2, on July 9, 2009 after serving as DPW director for 10 years.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Office of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl
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