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Randy Scott set to be named Woodburn public works director


With two department director jobs to fill, Woodburn City Administrator Scott Derickson decided to remove the “interim” tag on Interim Public Works Director Randy Scott’s title.

The proposal to name Scott as the city’s new public works director goes before the city council on Monday. He has been acting public works director since August 2013, when director Dan Brown was let go.

Scott has been with the city of Woodburn for 26 years, starting in the engineering department, according to a release from the city of Woodburn. Before being named public works director, Scott served as the water resources division manager for the past five years.

In 2012, Scott received the Mary Tennant Award for Excellence in Service.

“I am excited about this opportunity and I am ready to continue to lead a department that provides the citizens a good bang for their buck with the services we provide, Scott said in the city’s release. “We are very efficient and have great people working in our Public Works Department. I cannot say enough good things about our city staff.”

Derickson said Scott’s experience and knowledge made him an easy choice.

“Randy provides a high level of professionalism and expertise, and we are lucky to have him,” Derickson said. “He is the perfect person to take our Public Works Department to the next level. Randy has demonstrated a high degree of ethics and commitment to our community for many years. His service is an example to many.”

Scott said his department will continue to be out in the community, participating in career fairs, Earth Day presentations and again hosting its annual Public Works Showcase.

The River Rangers educational program will also continue.

“We do that not only to educate the kids, but also the parents,” he said said. “Those kids take the materials home and share it with their parents, or the parents see that information, so it educates them as well.”