BOULDER CITY – Staff at the City of Boulder City is excited to welcome Jamie Curreri as the new Public Works Director, effective today (9/12/2022). Curreri comes from Hemlock Farms Community Association, where he served as the Public Works Director at one of the largest privately-owned communities in the Northeast, serving over 10,000 residents. He fills the role after Keegan Littrell left for a position at the City of Henderson in May.
Curreri was born in Brooklyn, New York but grew up in Port Jervis, NY, an upstate community much like Boulder City, where everyone knew everyone and their parents. He enlisted in the United States Air Force as an Aerospace Ground Equipment Mechanic (A.G.E.). and upon honorable discharge, started a career as a crane mechanic and German Crane Specialist. That experience in hydraulics led him to his next career as a Class A Water Operator for the state of Pennsylvania.
His resume includes roles as a Water Company Supervisor and lead operator for one of the largest privately owned communities in the Northeast; Director of Facilities for the largest makeup and skincare manufacturer in the US; and most recently, Public Works Director for Hemlock Farms Community Association. He was thrilled to see the opportunity in Boulder City. “Once our oldest son and daughter-in-law moved to the southwest, I began watching areas we admired and their job opportunities. One day while scrolling on LinkedIn, I saw the Director of Public Works position post for the City of Boulder City,” Curreri said. “We researched the city, the community and area extensively. It was everything we were looking for and fell in love immediately. It’s what we were looking for in a community and lifestyle.”
“This role is of utmost importance as a part of the City’s leadership team. There are so many functions our Public Works staff are responsible to tackle,” said Taylour Tedder, City Manager for Boulder City. “The nationwide search brought us many wonderful candidates, but Jamie’s experience and leadership qualities set him apart. I look forward to working with him. I also appreciate City Engineer Jim Keane, who did a fantastic job as interim director over the past four months.”
Curreri plans to start by learning about staff. “Getting to know our hardworking team and their families is very important to me. I am eager to take some time to learn more about Boulder City's uniqueness and about its residents,” Curreri said. “I am excited to lead future projects that will continue the preservation of Boulder City's charming characteristics, as well as make desired improvements for residents.”
Curreri is married to Kat (Kathy), who he has known since middle school. She has been a middle school science teacher for over 20 years and served as a union president. They have two adult sons, Mitchell and Hunter. They have two pets they rescued: Lily, a Jack Russell-Beagle mix, and Kitty the cat, who was found in a wood pile at five weeks old.