For Release: June 7, 2016
City of Troy Announces New
Public Works Director
(Troy, MI) Troy City Manager Brian Kischnick
announced that Kurt Bovensiep has been chosen as Troys new Public Works
Kurt Bovensiep is a second generation
City of Troy employee and has served the City of Troy for many years in the
Public Works Department, City Manager Brian Kischnick said. Since his hire in
2000, Kurts service to our community has been exemplary and thanks to recently
retired Public Works Director Tim Richnaks service, the fine tradition weve
had in place will continue under the leadership of our new Public Works
Director Kurt Bovensiep.
Bovensiep started his career in Troy as a laborer in the Water Department in
May 2000. He transferred to the Parks Division on September 15, 2001 as a
Forester and was promoted on April 21, 2007 to Parks Field Supervisor. On
October 1, 2011 he was promoted to Superintendent of Parks, Streets and Drains
and reclassified as Public Works Manager on July 5, 2014. Kurt Bovensiep
is a Troy High School graduate and has an Associate Degree from Oakland Community
College in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science Degree from University of
Phoenix in Public Administration.
As the new
Public Works Director, Kurt will oversee the following departments: Fleet,
Water and Sewer, Building Operations, Parks, and Streets and Drains.
Kurt is carrying on the Bovensieps family tradition of public
service. His dad, Rod Bovensiep, worked for the City of Troy for 38
years. Kurts wife Robin works for the Avondale School District. They have a daughter Caleigh, 9 years
old and a son Wyatt, 7 years old.
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