City hires new public works director

Oscar Antillon will take the helm of the Moab Public Works Department on June 24. Courtesy photo

The City of Moab has hired a new public works director. Oscar Antillon, formerly of California and Singapore, has accepted the position and will begin work on June 24.

Antillon has extensive experience in public works management, according to a press release from the city, having served as the public works manager for the city of Dublin, California, as well as public works director for the Sembawang Naval Base in Singapore. He was also the director of facilities for the Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California and has held a variety of engineering, public works and facilities positions within the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. He is currently a project manager for the NASA Research Park at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California.

Antillon holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Utah and a master’s degree in information science and technology management from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Moab Mayor Emily Niehaus commented, “Moab City has an amazing public works team. The sewer, streets, water, parks, facilities and wastewater reclamation facility superintendents do a terrific job managing our infrastructure. I am excited to welcome Oscar Antillon to lead this team by fostering solidarity and exploring innovation.”

As Moab’s public works director he will work closely with division superintendents and oversee all divisions of the department, which include streets, parks, sewer, water, storm drainage and wastewater reclamation.

“I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to join the City of Moab and continue to help drive Moab’s vision for the future. I look forward to getting to know Moab’s leadership, the public works team and residents, and building on the success of the public works department in serving the community,” Antillon said. “I have to admit, my passion for public service is complemented really well in Moab with my passion for the outdoors, and I am also looking forward to enjoying all of those things that Moab is known for.”