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Cape Coral Hires New Public Works Director

June 20, 2024


Matthew Williams has recently been hired as the new Public Works Director for the City of Cape Coral. With a background in civil engineering and extensive experience in both public and private sectors, Williams brings a wealth of expertise to his new role.

Originally from Arvada, Colorado, Williams holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He is a certified floodplain manager and holds professional engineering licenses in both Colorado and Florida. His career has been marked by significant contributions to highway design, roadway infrastructure, and comprehensive water management systems.

Prior to joining the City of Cape Coral, Williams spent over 19 years in various capacities within Douglas County, Colorado, culminating in his role as Assistant Director of Public Works-Engineering. His responsibilities included overseeing the design and implementation of critical infrastructure projects, including transportation and stormwater management systems.

In his new role as Public Works Director, Williams will lead the Public Works Department of Cape Coral. His primary responsibilities include strategic planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining the city's stormwater and transportation facilities. These efforts are essential in supporting the city's rapid growth and ensuring the sustainability and resilience of its infrastructure.

Williams and his family have recently relocated to Cape Coral, drawn by the region's climate, beaches, food, and friendly community atmosphere. He is eager to contribute to the city's continued development and enhance its infrastructure to meet the needs of its growing population.

"I'm thrilled to join the City of Cape Coral's talented Public Works team and look forward to supporting the infrastructure needs of this rapidly growing community," Williams stated enthusiastically upon his appointment.

Williams’ leadership will be instrumental in advancing Cape Coral's infrastructure goals and ensuring the city remains a desirable place to live and work.