St. Augustine public works director to retire on March 30

The city of St. Augustine’s public works director will leave the city on March 30.

 

Martha Graham announced her retirement in a city news release on Wednesday morning.

After leaving the city of Melbourne as assistant city engineer, Graham became the public works director for St. Augustine in 2008.

Since she’s been at the helm, the city has completed a number of big projects.

Among them, the city recreated its seawall south of the Bridge of Lions and preserved the old seawall. Also, the city made eliminating red water from corrosion in the pipes a priority and has seen a reduction in complaints by replacing old water pipes.

Graham also managed the city’s response to Hurricanes Matthew and Irma.

City Manager John Regan said, via the news release, that Graham has managed nearly a third of the city’s workforce and that she’s been a “tremendous asset” to the city.

“Her time here is marked by some of the largest public works projects in many years, ones that will serve our city for many, many years to come,” Regan said.

 

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