City Manager Jason Holley announced last week the appointment of Steve Hartwig to serve as public works director/city engineer, effective April 21.
Hartwig has served as interim public works director since Oct. 24.
That same month Holley was elevated from public works director to interim city manager. Holley became the permanent city manager in April.
The public works director/city engineer is responsible for all Public Works Department services and activities, including the engineering, water, wastewater and streets divisions. The position reports directly to the city manager.
Hartwig was appointed deputy director of public works in April 2016. In this position, he was responsible for all utility enterprise functions, including the water, wastewater and environmental services divisions.
Prior to joining the city of American Canyon, Hartwig was the public works director/city engineer for the city of Vacaville where he worked since 2013. While with Vacaville, he oversaw the operation of the Public Works Department, including administration, engineering, development, capital projects, and operations and maintenance.
Prior to Vacaville, Hartwig served as the assistant director of public works/city engineer with the city of Fairfield, where he was responsible for engineering functions within the city.
Hartwig has a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from California State University-Sacramento and more than 30 years of service in both the public and private sector.
He is a registered civil engineer and traffic engineer in the state of California. He currently serves on the California Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Commission, a position appointed by the state controller to evaluate the use of the Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Act of the California Public Contract Code.
Hartwig is also a certified instructor for the National Highway Institute and has provided instruction for public agencies on transportation design issues across the country.