Mayor Richard J. Kos today announced the appointment of Elizabette Botelho as Department of Public Works Superintendent subject to confirmation by the City Council. Botelho is a 2006 graduate of Northeastern University most recently working as Acting DPW Superintendent, and City Engineer before that. She will be the first female DPW Superintendent in City history.
The DPW Superintendent is responsible for the oversight of the Engineering, Parks, Flood Control, Cemeteries, Highway, Sanitation, Wastewater Treatment, Forestry and Central Maintenance Garage Departments.
Botelho’s appointment will go in front of the City Council during their March 5th meeting. She brings with her more than 10 years of experience working in the civil and environmental engineering field. Working with municipalities and non-municipal clients, she has worked on a wide range of projects from water and drained systems including the Chicopee Combined Sewer Overflow Project.
“We look forward to Ms. Botelho continuing the success in overseeing our DPW that she has demonstrated over the past several months and I thank City Council President Vieau and Councilor Tillotson, and former DPW Superintendent Stanley Kulig for their insight and support of Ms. Botelho during this process,” said Mayor Richard J. Kos
“Together with the City Council, I look forward to working with Ms. Botelho on all of our DPW issues,” said City Council President John Vieau.
“I’m honored to be given this opportunity to continue working with the Mayor, City Council, and DPW staff, improving and maintaining the City’s infrastructure and public utilities,” said Elizabette Botelho.