About the Department of Public Works

Management Team

Jose M Cornejo, P.E., Manager
George Delaney, Chief Operations Officer/Manager for Operations
Lesley Thomas, Deputy Manager/City Engineer

Public Works Mission Statement

The Department of Public Works, through its employees, provides for the delivery of high quality, cost effective,efficient, safe services involving public infrastructure and facilities to enhance the quality of life in Denver.

This is accomplished through: management of basic public services such as rights-of-way, thoroughfares and other public facilities including streets, alleys, highways, drainage ways, sewers, trash collection, bridges, viaducts, lighting, traffic engineering, street marking, signage and parking to meet the needs of the public; planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of public facilities for waste management and surface transportation; enforcement of federal, state and local laws relating to public and private property; custody of engineering and survey documents in perpetuity.

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