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Posted on: May 20, 2021

New Public Works Director coming to Marysville

Esco Bell

The City of Marysville has hired its new Public Works Director. Esco Bell’s first day on the job will be Monday, June 7. 

Bell comes to Marysville from the City of Mount Vernon, where he was Public Works Director since 2005. During his tenure there, Bell led the department through several major achievements. Among them were the widening of SR 538 under Interstate 5 completed in 2020 and implementing detours of freeway traffic via city streets after the Skagit River bridge collapse in 2013. 

“We believe we have found the right leader for the next phase of the city’s growth,” said Gloria Hirashima, Chief Administrative Officer. “Esco brings significant experience to our leadership team. He has a breadth of municipal public works experience covering all aspects of our operation.” 

Bell said, “I love being a public works director and I am very excited and lucky to perform that role for the City of Marysville.”

Earlier in his career, Bell served as Director of Public Works/County Engineer for Pacific County, Washington, and City Engineer/Engineering Projects Supervisor for St. Helens, Oregon. H          e earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Portland State University and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Montana State University at Bozeman. 


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