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Thu, Jan 11, 2018

ASTORIA, OR, January 9 – The City of Astoria is pleased to announce the promotion of Nathan Crater to City Engineer. Crater has been the Assistant City Engineer for the past six years. He is filling the role vacated by Jeff Harrington who was promoted to Public Works Director late last year.

“Nathan has been doing an excellent job as the Assistant City Engineer for many years and I have confidence that he will make a great City Engineer,” says Public Works Director Jeff Harrington, “He possesses both the technical skill set and the common sense that make him invaluable to the department and the citizens of Astoria.”

Crater began working with the City of Astoria Public Works Department in 2011. He has led numerous infrastructure and capital improvement projects, and assisted with several bridge replacements and CSO projects. He says he is looking forward to working on resiliency projects that will serve the City well into the future.

Prior to working with the City, Nathan was a Project Engineer at HLB Otak in Gearhart.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to lead the Engineering Division, and continue our efforts to find creative solutions to Astoria’s Public Works challenges,” said Crater. “I feel privileged to work with such professional and dedicated colleagues.”

Cindy Moore has been promoted to fill the Assistant City Engineer position vacated by Crater. With over 17 years of civil engineering experience, Moore has been with the City the past 10 years working part time as a Support Engineer. During that time she has led several major CSO projects and helped the City obtain millions of dollars in grants for Public Works projects. In her new position, Moore will continue to manage capital improvement projects such as the upcoming Waterfront Bridges Replacement Project.

The Public Works Department is involved in a wide range of current and future capital improvement projects ranging from water, sewer, streets, and storm water projects, to overseeing construction management and participating in the development review process. 

Crater and Moore will begin their new positions immediately.

For more information, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 503-325-5824. 

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