Newton Mayor Setti Warren announced last week that Interim DPW Commissioner David Turocy has officially been named commissioner of the department.
Turocy has acted as interim commissioner since January, at which time
“David brings a unique level of skills and experience to the position of Commissioner,” Warren said in a press release. “He was instrumental in implementing our zero-based budgeting approach in a critical department and has a clear vision for the future of these vital services.”
Prior to Turocy's appointment as interim commissioner in January, he worked as deputy commissioner for the department and and served as the DPW's liaison to the construction project. He has worked with the city since 2005, the press release said.
“The department has a tremendous amount of work ahead of it, from repairing a crumbling infrastructure, to completing a major water meter change-out program, to continuing to improve how we serve our residents on day to day issues. I am confident that I have the background and leadership skills to move these and other items forward, and I am very grateful to Mayor Warren for allowing me the opportunity to serve in this capacity,” Turocy said in the release.