Phillips sworn in as DPW director

Friday, July 18, 2008
Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray administers the oath of office for the new city Superintendent of Public Works Brad Phillips.

A nearly 20-year veteran of the department is the new superintendent of public works for the city of Greencastle.

Brad Phillips, who stepped into the position on June 20, was officially sworn in on Tuesday.

Phillips began working for the city in 1989. He has been the assistant superintendent of public works for nine years.

"I love the job," Phillips said. "I love working outside and working with people. I like correcting problems I enjoy fixing things."

Phillips has lived in Greencastle all his life. He graduated from Greencastle High School in 1979. He and his wife have two sons, Caleb, 12, and Cody, 7.

"They support me and it really means a lot to me," Phillips said.

Phillips also has the support of his city co-workers.

"(Phillips) not only knows our roads, streets and citizens well, but is certified to operate all equipment in the department and has a good working relationship with the staff, as was evidenced when three (staff members) finished an assigned project early so they could stop at city hall on their way back to the department to witness his swearing-in ceremony," said Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray. "Brad stepped into the role as interim superintendent when Paul Wilson resigned from the position in June. I am delighted that Brad has decided to take on the responsibility permanently."

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  • I can't understand why people call Vet. Highway Memorial TREES?? Those TREES all have names of people that has and still is serving our country!!! They are NOT just TREES, and I think it should be kept up and NOT forgotten!! Obviously you don't have some one very special there!! And you make it sound like that is the only thing Mr. Wilson did, you are so wrong!

    -- Posted by mrsobvious on Fri, Jul 18, 2008, at 12:32 PM
  • Good luck Brad! You have some big shoes to fill.

    -- Posted by rockymtngirl on Fri, Jul 18, 2008, at 12:56 PM
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