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Mesquite, TX – October 23, 2020 – Curt Cassidy has been named the City of Mesquite’s new Director of Public Works effective Oct. 31 replacing Matt Holzapfel who announced his retirement.
City Manager Cliff Keheley said, “Curt is a proven leader. He has showcased his skills to spearhead projects and guide staff on a variety of assignments. Curt has demonstrated his abilities to work well with developers, consultants and citizens. His vast experiences will serve the City well as we continue to improve our public infrastructure.” Keheley shared that Cassidy has been instrumental on managing many important projects including the recent reconstruction of Gus Thomasson Road, between U.S. 80 and Town East Blvd., as well as the Palos Verdes Lake Dam improvements.
Cassidy began his career with the City in 2017 as Assistant City Engineer. He was promoted to Assistant Director – Engineering Services in 2019. Prior to Mesquite, Cassidy worked in various public works positions for the cities of Waco and Wichita Falls in Texas as well as Decatur and Springfield in Illinois.
Cassidy earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and is completing a Masters of Public Administration through Texas Tech University. He is a professional engineer licensed through the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and is a Certified Floodplain Manager certified by the Texas Floodplain Management Association.
An avid baseball fan and outdoorsman, Cassidy has been married to his wife Andrea for 19 years and they have three children.