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Lewis named Public Works director

Suffolk City Manager Albert Moor II has appointed Robert E. Lewis as director of Suffolk Department of Public Works, effective Sept. 7.

Lewis had served as interim director of Public Works since April 8, and was previously named assistant director of the department in January 2019, according to a city press release.

Lewis is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in engineering. He has been employed with the city since 1987. He is a fellow in the Institute of Transportation Engineers, member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, and the American Public Works Association, and holds numerous certifications from the International Municipal Signal Association. Prior to his employment with the city, he worked for VDOT in the Location and Design Division, Hampton Roads District.

Lewis is a past president of the Virginia Section, Institute of Transportation Engineers; is currently a vice president of the Middle Atlantic Section of International Municipal Signal Association, and regional chairman of the Transportation Technical Advisory Committee of the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization.