Town Hires Gregory Muhonen To Serve As New Public Works Director
The Town of Estes Park has hired Gregory Muhonen to serve as its new Public Works Director. Muhonen will begin work in Estes Park July 28. Town Administrator Frank Lancaster commented, “Greg’s extensive experience and dedication to his work will make him a valuable asset to the Town of Estes Park.” An outdoor enthusiast and resident of the mountains between Estes Park and Loveland for over 17 years, Muhonen looks forward to serving the Estes Park community. “I believe I possess the mindset and hands-on work ethic that fit well with the multi-tasking environment at the Town of Estes Park,” he said. “My wife and I are thrilled for this opportunity to integrate into the community that we have been visiting and bringing guests to for over two decades.”
Muhonen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and is registered as a professional engineer in Colorado. He has more than 30 years of civil engineering work experience including private land development, land use entitlement review, traffic engineering, municipal policy, and public works capital project design and construction. Since 2012, Muhonen has worked for the City of Loveland supervising the City’s transportation Project Management group. He also worked for the City of Loveland from 1989 until 2001, serving as the Senior Transportation Engineer and Development Engineering Manager. In the late ’80s Muhonen was the first Construction Engineer for Larimer County, managing all the County’s road and bridge construction work, including resurfacing projects on Fish Creek Road and Highway 66 in Estes Park.
In 1993 and 1999, Muhonen won the Employee of the Year award for his work as a civil engineer in the City of Loveland Engineering Division. In 2002, he received the award for Program of the Year from the American Public Works Association for his work on the Larimer County Urban Street Standards. Last week he was honored by the Loveland Public Works Department for his collaborative leadership and timely repairs of the bridge damage caused by the 2013 flood at Sylvan Dale Ranch and at US Hwy 287. Muhonen is also the President and Managing Member of Timber Wind Land, LLC, the company that developed The Springs at Mariana and The Overlook at Mariana in west Loveland.
“I strive to lead by example,” said Muhonen. “I hold myself and my team accountable to each other, our community residents, and our leaders to implement the goals and priorities that we collaboratively establish.”