Jewett joins public works office |

Jewett joins public works office

Grass Valley’s new chief of roads and water systems started his job Monday, serving a pivotal task of preventing public headaches.

Jeff Jewett, who hails from Inyo County, was chosen from a pool of 15 applicants to replace Rudi Golnik. Golnik announced his resignation from the city last month to join a private consulting firm.

“He was selected because of his extensive experience in Inyo County,” Human Resources Director Charlie Wilson said of Jewett.

Jewett worked for Inyo County for 16 years, most recently serving as the county’s public works director and county engineer. He is also a registered civil engineer and a licensed land surveyor. He holds a bachelor degree in oceanography, as well.

Golnik’s announcement of his departure coincided with the resignation of Deputy Director of Public Works Tim Crough. Crough’s position has not yet been filled, Wilson said.

The city is also seeking applicants for the city engineer position, a title Golnik held concurrently while he served as the director of public works.

Wilson said there have been applicants for these two positions, but would not disclose their names because “we don’t really speak of the employment process until there is action.”

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