CARRBORO, N.C. – Following a national search, Town Manager Richard J. White III has announced the selection of Kevin Belanger as the new public works director for the Town of Carrboro.
“We look forward to welcoming Kevin to Carrboro, where he will apply his skills in team leadership, budgeting, project management, innovative problem solving, and civil engineering to serve as director of the Public Works Department,” White said.
A civil engineer with 27 years of engineering experience including 24 years with the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT), Belanger has administered numerous development improvement projects. With exceptional abilities in construction operations and maintenance, he has held positions of assistant district engineer, access and utilities supervisor, and contract administrator and field inspector with the NHDOT. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire.
“Public Works is a department that provides a great deal of service to communities, but is often not recognized for all the good things that employees do on a daily basis,” Belanger said. “In my 27 years, I have seen all the good public works employees can do, and I'm excited to come work with the Public Works team in Carrboro and continue that great work."
The Carrboro Public Works Department provides solid waste collection; loose leaf collection; street, greenway, and right-of-way maintenance; snow removal; stormwater facility maintenance; mowing and landscaping of Town properties and rights-of-way; tree trimming and removal; ball field preparation and maintenance; facility maintenance; vehicle and equipment maintenance; and cemetery maintenance and burials. In the most recent biennial community survey, Carrboro Public Works earned residents’ highest ratings of satisfaction, with 91% of residents indicating they were satisfied or very satisfied with the department’s services.
Belanger’s first day with the Town of Carrboro will be July 17.