The city of Avondale has a new Public Works director: Kirk Beaty will join the city Dec. 14.
Beaty will oversee the city’s Water and Sewer, Street Maintenance, Fleet Management, Solid Waste, CIP and Recycling Services departments.
Beaty has 30 years of experience in public works and civil engineering. He worked for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Scottsdale for over 23 years. As director of Public Works, he oversaw 250 employees and budgets of $70 million a year.
Beaty is a licensed professional civil engineer, with a master’s degree from Arizona State University.
“Kirk’s vast experience will be invaluable in leading the team of professionals in the Public Works Department, and we are glad to welcome him on board,” said Charles Montoya, Avondale city manager.