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Menlo Park names new assistant public works directors

by Kate Bradshaw

Menlo Park's interim city manager, Starla Jerome Robinson, has named Nikki Nagaya, Chris Lamm and Brian Henry as the city's three new assistant public works directors, effective Jan. 7.

Nikki Nagaya, who left the city of Menlo Park at the end of August, will return to head the Public Works Department's Transportation Division and land development services. She worked briefly at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and before that, was assistant public works manager, transportation manager and a senior transportation engineer in Menlo Park.

Chris Lamm will oversee the Public Works Department's Engineering Division and comes from the city of Los Altos, where he has worked as engineering services manager and city engineer. He has also worked at San Jose State university, the city of Santa Monica and the city of Chandler, Arizona.

Brian Henry, who currently works for the city, is being promoted to oversee the Public Works Department's Maintenance Division, which helps to provide 24/7 coverage for emergencies and after-hours maintenance calls to support residents. He has previously worked as interim assistant public works director, public works superintendent and city arborist, and before coming to Menlo Park worked as an arborist in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

"The City Council heartily welcomes Chris Lamm to the Menlo Park team, congratulates Brian Henry on his well-deserved promotion and celebrates Ms. Nagaya's return, whose leadership and expertise was dearly missed by her peers and our community," said Mayor Ray Mueller in a press statement.

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