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Posted on: January 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City Announces Retirement of Longtime Director of Engineering

Paul Redman

Director of Engineering Paul Redman will be retiring next month, after 35 years with the City of Wheaton.

Hired in July 1984 as a Civil Engineer, Redman was promoted to Director of the Engineering Department in 1990.

"It was an honor to serve the community in which I made my home and raised my family,” said Redman. “While I was the lead engineer on many important projects, they were all done in collaboration with other talented people whom I am very grateful to for their contributions to the success of the completed projects." 

Redman has managed dozens of infrastructure projects over the years, including the construction of Manchester Bridge and the Main Street/Northside Park Flood Control Project. He oversees the City’s annual road program, where City streets are resurfaced, rehabilitated, or reconstructed.

In 1992, he was part of the countywide team that established the stormwater control ordinance and under his direction, the City hired a Stormwater Engineer to focus on flood solutions.

Redman reviewed dozens of traffic studies over the years and recently was instrumental in the engineering component of the City’s Drive 25 speed limit campaign.

City Manager Mike Dzugan said, “To have someone of Paul’s caliber and talent serving Wheaton for so many years has been a great benefit to our community. The engineering knowledge and expertise he brought to important infrastructure projects is appreciated. We wish him and his family all the best in his retirement and future endeavors.”

Redman’s last day with the City will be Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.

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