Christiansburg names new engineering director
The Town of Christiansburg is pleased to announce that Mike Kelley has been promoted to director of engineering.
Kelley, who previously served as assistant director and has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, began his new position on Thursday, July 1.
Kelley was hired by the Town of Christiansburg in September 2019 as assistant director. Prior to joining the Town, Kelley was public works director for four years for Santa Fe County, New Mexico, and also served 11 years at the City of Winter Garden, Florida, as Assistant Operations Director, Assistant City Engineer and Stormwater Engineer. Before joining the public sector, Kelley worked for private consulting engineers—Lochrane Engineering, Inc., and Haworth, Meyer & Boleyn, Inc.
Originally from West Virginia, Kelley received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University Institute of Technology. He has remained committed to continuing his professional education throughout his career, receiving professional engineer licenses in Virginia, Florida, New Mexico and West Virginia.
“I am excited to continue my career with the Town of Christiansburg and take on this new role,” Kelley said. “I enjoy working in this community every day, and I look forward to using the experiences that I have obtained through the years to better serve our residents.”
Town Manager Randy Wingfield added, “Mike has impressed me on a regular basis. He has a very diverse skill set, and I believe his team will prosper under his leadership. Our residents will be well served.”
Kelley is taking over for Wayne Nelson, who retired from the Town in June after nearly 25 years of service.
“Mike comes to us with experience and compassion that will serve our community well. He is supported by a dedicated and professional staff that will help him take this department to new levels,” said Nelson.