Medford-Mayor Lungo-Koehn Appoints Owen Wartella City Engineer

Wartella had been serving as Assistant City Engineer since January

(MEDFORD)—Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn announced today that she has appointed Owen Wartella as Medford’s newest City Engineer. Wartella had been serving as Assistant City Engineer since January. He succeeds Tim McGivern, who has since assumed the role of Commissioner of the Department of Public Works. The open City Engineer position was posted publicly as of March 1, 2022, and formally offered to Wartella in early April.

“Owen came to Medford highly recommended and his breadth of experience, coupled with his passion for the environment and sustainability made him an ideal choice for this role,” Mayor Lungo-Koehn said. “I’m happy he accepted this new position and I’m ready to work with him and his team on our infrastructure needs.”

The Engineering Department oversees several critical areas of City planning, among those are flood mitigation and storm resiliency improvements in environmental justice areas, expanding green infrastructure in current and future developments, and working with the administration on implementing the City’s comprehensive pavement plan.

“Thank you to Mayor Lungo-Koehn for trusting me to help guide the City’s engineering strategy,” Owen Wartella said. “Upgrading and optimizing Medford’s infrastructure is a priority and I’m excited to work with my colleagues to make these improvements for our community.”

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