Four months after eliminating its public works director, the city of Langley is bringing back the position.
Mayor Scott Chaplin announced during a city council meeting Monday night that Randi Perry, who has been serving as the interim public works director, has received a promotion and will be assuming the role of public works director.
Last May, Tim Callison — who was mayor at the time — made the decision to eliminate the position, citing staff realignment. He told the Record that the city and Stan Berryman, who occupied the cut position, had reached a mutual agreement regarding the termination of Berryman’s employment.
Perry had previously been serving as the city’s utilities supervisor. Over the summer, with the new mayor on board, she was assigned the role of interim public works director.
The city council unanimously approved the mayor’s choice for the promotion Monday night.
The utilities supervisor position that Perry previously occupied is undergoing a name change to public works field supervisor. The position comes with an updated job description, which is intended to cover a broader range of tasks with more authority.