by: COURTESY: CITY OF OREGON CITY - Martin MontalvoThe city of Oregon City hired Martin Montalvo as Public Works operations manager effective Feb. 1 to oversee water, street, wastewater and stormwater divisions, as well as the city’s water quality and fleet programs.

Montalvo most recently served as the operations manager for Hillsborough County Public Works in Tampa. He replaces John Lewis, who moved up to head Public Works after former director Nancy Kraushaar left for Wilsonville.

Montalvo comes to Oregon City with more than 15 years of public and private-sector Public Works experience. In Tampa, his duties consisted of managing all aspects of maintaining the county’s public rights of way for an area of more than 330 square miles with an annual operational budget in excess of $7 million.

He also managed as Hillsborough County’s emergency services for a brief period, assisting in various emergency planning issues, including planning and responding to various weather and national security events.

He received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of South Florida. He’s an active member of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and has responded to several hurricanes as well as the recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

“My family and I are very excited with this great opportunity with the city of Oregon City and experiencing all the great Pacific Northwest has to offer,” said Montalvo. “I look forward to continuing the city’s tradition of exemplary service and continuing to make Oregon City a great place to live and work.”

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