Kenneth Schwab has decided to resign from the position of Engineering and Construction Director for the City of Broken Arrow, according to the City's press release.
“In Kenny’s time as E&C Director, he has made a significant and positive impact on the organization and the City as a whole,” City Manager Thom Moton said. “We are grateful to Kenny for his years of service to this community and extend our well wishes for his continued success.”
Schwab will be leaving the department to take a position with the Cowan Group, LLC. He has been with the City since January 2008.
“The City of Broken Arrow has allowed me to grow professionally as an engineer, as well as personally as a human being,” Schwab said. “I will always reflect highly on my experience with the City. Our accomplishments over the past several years are second to none. I am honored to have been a part of this effort.”
A list of his of achievements included:
- Oversaw the largest design and construction project in the history of Broken Arrow, the 20-million-gallon per day water microfiltration treatment facility –Verdigris Water Treatment Plant.
- Led water customers through a controversial change in disinfection process, in which efforts to adequately addressed environmental activists’ claims in opposition to the conversion to chloramines have recently been recognized at a national level in the Southwest Journal of the American Water Works Association.
- Coordinated, directed and oversaw the combined efforts of the Council, Downtown Advisory Board, Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Corporation, City Administration, Main Street Merchants, along with numerous different City staff personnel, as well as outside professional consultants and contractors, with respect to the new Rose District improvements.
- Completed several past general obligation bond programs, while keeping the past two general obligation bond programs on schedule.
- Completion of in-house design on projects that equate to nearly $44 million worth of construction improvements.
A 1984 graduate of Broken Arrow High School, Schwab graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and in 1995 obtained a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Geotechnical Engineering.