Matt Wurtz was hired into the Department of Public Works of the City of Grand Blanc in 1999 and assumed the position of Director in 2000. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan-Flint. Prior to coming to the City of Grand Blanc, Matt worked as the Project Manager in the Beecher Metropolitan District.
The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance of the streets, utilities (water and sewer), parks, and the equipment fleet of the City of Grand Blanc. The Director of Public Works organizes and directs the maintenance workers of the City, as well as the work of crews and outside contractors hired to perform projects in the City. He works closely with architects, engineers, builders, and other department heads.
The DPW Director prepares and monitors the departmental budget and provides the City Manager, the Public Works Committee, and the City Council with long-range planning requirements and priorities. He acts as spokesperson with the City residents in response to complaints regarding streets, water and sewer, sidewalks, and park maintenance. The Public Works Director assists in the hiring process for department personnel and administration of the City personnel policies. He oversees training programs for staff regarding new procedures for safe work practices and provides technical assistance on operating machinery and maintenance problems. He is responsible for the administration of state and federal regulations as necessary.