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 Mayor Setti Warren sent this to Newton Aldermen today..

As of today, David Turocy will no longer be Commissioner of the Department of Public Works for the City of Newton.

I am announcing that Jim McGonagle will be Newton’s Commissioner of the Department of Public Works and will start on July 21, 2015. You can find more information about him below.

Shane Mark will be serving as the Interim Commissioner for DPW in the interim.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact myself, Maureen Lemieux or Dori Zaleznik.

Thank you.


Mayor Setti D. Warre

Jim McGonagle comes as a veteran Public Works professional with 27 years experience. He served 22 years with the Town of Groton CT Public Works Department before being recruited to the City of Boston as Director of Central Fleet.


Under McGonagle’s leadership, Boston has been transformed from an antiquated department to an Industry leading operation that has been included in the Top 50 fleets in the country for 2014 and 2015.


He was awarded the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) 2014 Outstanding Achievement in Public Works Award.


Currently, he serves as Chairman of the National Association of Fleet Administrators  (NAFA) Sustainable Fleet Accrediation Program and was recently appointed to the APWA Technical Services Committee.


McGonagle is eager to bring his expertise and effective leadership style to the City of Newton.



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