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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Several City Staff Appointed and Promoted to New Roles

Stursma, Gibbons, Evans Promoted

Stursma Appointed to Oversee Community Development

Mayor David Black appointed Mark Stursma to the role of Deputy Administrator of Community Development during the May 3 Papillion City Council meeting.

The position oversees the Planning and Building departments and is responsible for ensuring the quality and compatibility of new development and redevelopment in Papillion’s jurisdiction. The position also serves as a liaison to outside stakeholders navigating the City’s processes associated with development.

“This position is vital to effectively and responsibly managing Papillion’s continued growth,” said Mayor David Black. “Mark’s talent and skillset has been instrumental in guiding our community’s development up to this point. His new role will continue to ensure the City of Papillion’s future development is on the right track.”

Stursma has worked for the City of Papillion for 18 years. Overall, he has a 28-year career in the field of planning and development, including a variety of experience working in both the public and private sectors.

Gibbons Promoted to Planning Director

To backfill Stursma’s previous role, Travis Gibbons has been promoted to the role of Planning Director. Gibbons has served as Assistant Planning Director for the City of Papillion since 2017. He has 20 years of experience in the planning career field. Before joining the City of Papillion, he was previously a city planner and flood plain manager for the City of Omaha and the planning administrator for the City of Fort Pierce, Florida. He is also a graduate of the City of Papillion Leadership Program.

“Travis brings solid knowledge and experience to his new role as Planning Director,” said Mayor David Black. “I have full confidence that he will continue to maintain the department’s high standards, which ultimately leads to a high quality of life for our residents.”

Evans Promoted to Deputy Public Works Director/City Engineer

Alex Evans has been promoted to Deputy Public Works Director/City Engineer. The position is responsible for the daily operation of the Papillion Public Works Engineering Division and is responsible for the planning and implementation of public infrastructure expansion and the engineering oversight of the repair and replacement of public infrastructure, including City streets and water and sewer infrastructure.

Evans has worked in the engineering career field since 2008. He has served as the Deputy City Engineer for the City of Papillion for 3 years and was previously a civil engineer in Burns & McDonnell’s Water Group. Evans is also a graduate of the City of Papillion Leadership Program.

“Alex is well equipped for his new role and will continue Papillion’s reputation for high-quality, well-maintained city infrastructure,” said Mayor David Black.


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