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865 SE Barrington Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-279-4500
Fax: 360-279-4507

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Cathy Rosen, Public Works Director

Cathy Rosen, Public Works Director


Photo of Cathy Rosen, Public Works DirectorCathy Rosen joined the City of Oak Harbor as Public Works Director on April 27, 1998. The Public Works Department is responsible for operation and maintenance of the City’s two wastewater treatment plants, as well as wastewater collection and water distribution facilities, vehicle and equipment maintenance and fleet management, storm water facilities, street maintenance, solid waste collection and recycling, central stores, parks maintenance and the Engineering Division. The Public Works staff currently consists of 46 full time and 2 part time employees.

Ms. Rosen is in her twenty-third year as a Department Head, and emphasizes customer service, operating efficiency, environmental compliance, facility planning and infrastructure planning to meet future needs. She has more than 25 years of managing engineering and public works operations for government agencies. Prior to joining the City, Ms. Rosen served as the Public Works Director for the Town of Coupeville and Director of Public Works/City Engineer for several cities in Southern California.

Ms. Rosen received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada at Reno and is active in the American Public Works Association.

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