Irving — The City of Irving named Orlando Sanchez the assistant city manager for public works. As assistant city manager over public works, Sanchez will oversee Traffic and Transportation, Streets, Solid Waste Services, Capital Improvement Program and Water Utilities Departments. Sanchez replaces Ramiro Lopez, who passed away earlier this year.
“Irving is a dynamic city, and I’m really looking forward to working with the Irving team, the mayor and city council and all of the residents,” Sanchez said. “The public works position intrigued me from the outset, but it was the city of Irving and the feeling of home that sealed the deal. My family and I couldn’t be happier to settle into such a warm and welcoming town.”
Sanchez comes to Irving from Las Vegas, Nevada, where he served 12 of his 32 years there as deputy city manager.
“Orlando brings a wealth of experience to our city,” city manager Chris Hillman said. “Las Vegas and Irving have a mix of corporate, entertainment and residential development, which makes the issues and opportunities similar. We welcome Orlando’s perspective and are eager to leverage his knowledge while we continue moving forward on our significant public works initiatives.”
Sanchez joined the City of Las Vegas in 1988 as a development analyst for the Economic and Urban Development Department. He progressively moved up through the organization with increasing responsibilities.
As assistant city manager, he oversaw the city’s public works departments, as well as Fire and Rescue, Public Safety, Parks and Recreation, Finance and Business Services and other key departments.
As deputy city manager, Sanchez managed a number of complex, high-profile projects including the construction of Las Vegas’ new city hall as part of its downtown redevelopment and its new municipal court complex. Sanchez managed the infrastructure development for numerous new business parks and has experience with community center development in underdeveloped and underserved parts of the city.
Sanchez’s first day with the City of Irving was June 29.
SOURCE City of Irving