City Manager Chuck Strome has named Alex Tergis to lead our Public Works Department (DPW), replacing former Commissioner Jeff Coleman, who accepted a position in Cortlandt earlier this year.

DPW delivers many of the City’s most essential and visible services, including sanitation, snow-plowing, and leaf removal. It maintains our infrastructure and physical assets, such as streets, sewers, public buildings, and the municipal fleet. And DPW plays a major role in overseeing public improvement projects, such as those on North Avenue and Lincoln Avenue. Competent leadership in DPW is deeply important to our community, especially at a time when constrained resources demand that we do more with less and when public works professionals are being challenged to embrace newer and more sustainable models of operation.

Commissioner Tergis has acquired extensive experience in Stamford and Norwalk — cities that are comparable in size and general composition to New Rochelle. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Civil Engineering. I am confident he will be an effective member of our management team.