BY PETER JONES
As the new Littleton City Council settles in, the city is also welcoming two new permanent higher-level staff officials to Littleton government.
Randy Young and Keith Reester have formally filled the key positions of deputy city manager and public works director, respectively, City Manager Mark Relph announced. Both have served in their leadership posts on an interim basis since the summer.
Young was previously chief executive of two other south metro cities, Sheridan and Parker, as well as in Wheat Ridge. He earned his master’s of public administration and bachelor’s in business-administration degrees from the University of Colorado at Denver. He is a past president of the Metro City and County Managers Association and a member of the International City/County Managers Association.
“We are really fortunate to have Randy join our team,” Relph said of his new second in command. “His 20-plus years of successful municipal management, fiscal responsibility and efficient service delivery is unmatched. He is definitely the right person at the right time to work with the City Council, citizens, the staff and me to move Littleton forward.”
Relph called Reester one of the most knowledgeable and respected public works professionals in Colorado. He served as public works director in Loveland for 12 years, leading in such areas as capital projects, traffic engineering, solid waste, stormwater maintenance, airport management and fleet service.
“[Reester] is a hands-on leader who hit the ground running since coming to Littleton,” Littleton’s city manager said. “Infrastructure maintenance and planning for the future will keep Keith and his staff very busy.”
Reester has won numerous awards including American Public Works Association’s 2012 Colorado Project of the Year and authored the book Define, Measure, Create—Inspiring a Leadership Journey. He earned a master’s of public administration from Pennsylvania State University and a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Alfred University in New York.
“We’ve got a great opportunity to continue to make Littleton a place people want to raise their families and do business,” Reester said.
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