John Sawyer has been named Public Works and Water Resources Bureau Chief. In this capacity, he is responsible for more than 400 employees who work in departments such as Water, Sewer, Stormwater, Streets Maintenance and Traffic Engineering. Sawyer had served in this position in an acting capacity since December 2011. He reports to Peter Shonka, the Assistant City Manager for Utilities, Development and Construction.
Sawyer has worked for the City of Savannah for over 20 years. During his tenure, he has served in a variety of positions in the Public Works and Water Resources bureaus, including as Acting Bureau Chief, and Water Supply and Treatment Director. Prior to joining the City, he worked as an engineer for a consulting firm.
Sawyer received his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee and is a registered professional engineer and water operator class I in the State of Georgia.
Heath Lloyd has been named Public Works and Water Resources Operations Director, where he will provide managerial oversight of bureau operations, reporting directly to Sawyer. Lloyd previously served as the City’s Water Supply and Treatment Director.
Lloyd has worked for the City of Savannah in the water supply and treatment field for the past six years. He began employment with the City of Savannah in 2006, where he served as Water Supply Process Engineer. He currently served as Water Supply and Treatment Director.
Prior to joining the City, Lloyd conducted water treatment research in conjunction with the City of Savannah, while pursuing his doctorate in engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Clemson University and a master of science degree in civil engineering from the University of South Carolina. Lloyd is a licensed professional engineer and water operator in the State of Georgia.
“They are two talented, long-standing City employees who are deserving of this opportunity,” Cutter said. “I look forward to working with them to move our Water Resources and Public Works programs forward.”
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