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City of Renton Names New Public Works Deputy Administrator

April 30, 2010

For more information contact:

Gregg Zimmerman, Public Works Administrator, 425-430-7311
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director, 425-430-6569

RENTON – The City of Renton is pleased to announce that Rich Perteet has been appointed Deputy Administrator of the Public Works Department. 

Rich Perteet Public Works Deputy AdministratorPerteet will be responsible for managing the city’s transportation division. This division plans, designs, constructs and operates a transportation system that provides safe and efficient movement of people and goods; enhances environmental quality; and is compatible with local and regional mobility goals and development objectives.  Perteet will also oversee the management of the Renton Municipal Airport, the sixth busiest airport in the state.

Perteet has served as president of Perteet Engineering, a company he founded in 1988.  After selling that company to his employees, he served as the interim supervisor of Renton’s transportation planning and design sections.  In that role, he helped guide the design and construction of the city’s $20 million infrastructure project for The Landing.

"Rich brings extensive transportation experience and knowledge to our transportation division and we are very pleased to welcome him to our team,” said Gregg Zimmerman, Public Works Administrator.  “This is a critical time for transportation in our city.  We are in the midst of some of the largest construction efforts in Renton.  Rich’s expertise on transportation is diverse and extensive and I am confident that the city will be well served by his leadership and benefit from his commitment to making our community more accessible for citizens and for commerce.”

 “Renton is a wonderfully diverse city with a progressive mayor and council,” said Perteet. “I am honored to be able to help keep Renton "Ahead of the Curve."

Perteet has over 30 years of senior and executive level experience in the field of transportation and civil engineering.  He earned his Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Washington State University in 1965.  He lives in Renton with his wife Cherryl.