City welcomes new director to public works

January 16, 2024

The City of Vancouver is announcing the appointment of a new Public Works Director.

Starting in January, Steve Worley joins Vancouver from Pasco, Washington where he has led the Public Works department since 2018. A licensed professional engineer, Worley has extensive experience in Washington and is highly regarded for his forward-thinking and creativity in the delivery of essential public services.

“We welcome Steve’s leadership to Public Works at the start of the new year. He brings an innovative approach to project and program management and a collaborative style to lead our talented Public Works team,” said Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes.

The City of Vancouver’s Public Works Department has approximately 370 full-time employees and includes streets, water, sewer, stormwater, solid waste, and urban forestry among its responsibilities. As director, Worley will be responsible for leading the department for the betterment of the community with a collaborative, problem-solving mindset.

“I’m thrilled to embark on this journey as Vancouver’s Public Works Director, eager to contribute my passion and expertise to a city poised for innovation. I can’t wait to collaborate with an exceptionally talented team, working hand-in-hand to shape the future of this vibrant community,” said Worley.

The City of Vancouver’s Public Works Department maintains and builds essential services and infrastructure to support a healthy, growing community. Learn more at

Contact: Nicole Walters, Strategic Communications Manager – Public Works, 360-852-1484,