Assistant Public Works Director/City Engineer Marcus Culver has been promoted to serve as Roseville’s new Public Works Director, City Manager Patrick Trudgeon announced Wednesday. Culver has been with the City since December of 2013.
Culver will begin his new role on May 1 and succeeds current Public Works Director Duane Schwartz, who will retire on April 30 after 32 years of service to Roseville.
“Marc possess the right blend of experience and vision to hit the ground running in this role and I am pleased that we have his kind of talent already in the organization ready to lead the Public Works Department into the future,” Trudgeon said. “I’m convinced that his knowledge, leadership, and strong communications skills will serve the city very well in this role for years to come.”
Culver said that he is excited to accept the role as Public Works Director and he looks forward to tackling the Public Works and infrastructure challenges facing the City.
“Duane has been a fantastic role model for me, and he is leaving this department in a very healthy and well positioned state for the future,” said Culver. “I want to thank Duane for his support and wise counsel as well as City Manager Trudgeon for the faith he has shown in me. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the Public Works Department. I look forward to working with the community to make improvements that will enhance the quality of life for Roseville residents.”
Culver has played a key role in a number of high-profile capital projects in his short time in Roseville, including the proposed Twin Lakes Parkway and 35W interchange at Cleveland Avenue projects, as well as the County Road B2 sidewalk project. He has also helped oversee utilities, stormwater management, and recycling projects and has taken the lead in helping the City explore potential solar energy opportunities.
Culver joined the City of Roseville from the City of Maple Grove, where he worked from 2002-2013, first as the City’s Traffic Engineer before being promoted to Transportation Operations Engineer.
A 1995 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a degree in Civil Engineering, Culver also served in engineering capacities with Image Sensing Systems and SRF Consulting Group prior to entering public service.
Trudgeon said that the City would begin an immediate search to fill the now vacant role of Assistant Public Works Director/City Engineer. A position description with scope of responsibilities and essential duties is available under the Job Opportunities link at www.cityofroseville.com.