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Common Council Appoints Commissioner of Transportation and Environment Services

16-Jun-2016

Michael Hugenholtz has been appointed as Commissioner of Transportation and Environment Services for the City of Saint John.

Mr. Hugenholtz is a professional engineer with more than 15 years of public and private sector experience. He first joined the City’s Management Team as Manager of Facilities.  During his years of employment with the City, Mr. Hugenholtz has held positions of increasing responsibility and assumed the role of Deputy Commissioner, Parks and Public Spaces in 2011.  He was Acting Commissioner of Transportation and Environment Services at the time of his most recent appointment. 

“The Commissioner is responsible for the overall sustainability and continuous improvement of the City’s transportation infrastructure and services,” said Mayor Don Darling.  “Mr. Hugenholtz’s experience will ensure the delivery of these critical municipal services are effective, efficient and meet the needs of our community.” 

Mr. Hugenholtz is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick, the Project Management Institute (NB Chapter) and Recreation New Brunswick. In his role as Deputy Commissioner of Parks and Public Spaces, he managed a number of key capital improvement projects such as the revitalization of Harbour Passage, Rainbow Park, Queen’s Square and numerous other recreational assets.

“While in the role of Acting Commissioner, Mr. Hugenholtz was a major contributor to the City’s senior leadership team and showed great capacity to serve the citizens of Saint John,” said Jeff Trail, City Manager. “He brings a lot of experience to his position, and I look forward to continuing to work together.”

Mike Hugenholtz